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Crowns And Bridges

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are one of the many ways a dentist helps you restore your teeth to their natural state. However, these dental restorations are typically used when a tooth has a large filling exceeding the natural tooth structure.

A dental crown can be porcelain, acrylic, gold or a blend of metal and porcelain or gold and porcelain. Where in the mouth the crown is being put will decide the sort of material utilized. Dental Crowns look simply like general teeth and nobody but you and your dental practitioner will know which tooth is yours and which one is a crown.

While the permanent dental crown is being created you will be given a temporary crown to wear. Your permanent crown comes back from the dental lab in two weeks.  Crowns have a longer life expectancy than bondings, retain their color and help prevent further tooth damage.

How do Crowns Work ?

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

  • Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a dental appliance that replaces at least one common missing tooth, along these lines “crossing over” the space between two teeth. A fixed dental bridge is a device that typically consists of three units – a pontic (a false tooth) fused between two crowns that are cemented to abutment teeth. A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The missing teeth cause the imbalance that can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorders.

How do Bridges Work ?

A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The missing teeths caused the imbalance that can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorders.

Dental Bridge spans the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are established to the adjacent teeth called abutments. A substitution tooth, called a pontic(the missing tooth), is joined to the abutments. Similarly as with crowns, you have a selection of materials for the bridge. Your dental practitioner will choose the best material for the specific area.  Majority of dentist today use all porcelain 95% of the time as it provides the best esthetics and good strength.

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