Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Porcelain Crowns:

A dental crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. They are typically bonded to the tooth and can be made from many materials.

Porcelain crowns are often used:

  • to improve the strength or appearance of teeth
  • for a tooth that is severely broken down, has cracks, or has had a root canal to reinforce the tooth
  • needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth

Dental crowns will allow your tooth to function normally again without worrying about the tooth cracking.

Dental Bridges:

A Dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

Types of dental bridges may vary, depending upon how they are fabricated and the way they anchor to the adjacent teeth.

Conventionally, dental bridges are made using the indirect method of restoration. However, dental bridges can be fabricated directly in the mouth using such materials as composite resin.

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