What are Dental Crowns?
When a tooth is weakened due to trauma, large fillings, root canal treatment or decay, a crown may be required to restore it to optimal health and function. Crowning or “capping” teeth involves a reduction of the entire tooth surface and replacement with an artificial material, such as high-strength porcelain or a combination of metal and porcelain.
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What are Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is used to replace one or more natural missing teeth provided you have healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Your adjacent healthy teeth will need to be grinded down to create abutments that will be used to anchor the bridge in place. A bridge consists of a minimum of three units–a pontic (a false tooth) fused between two crowns that are cemented into the abutment teeth.
If you are missing any teeth and are committed to maintaining good oral hygiene, you may be a good candidate for a bridge. A bridge is a reliable, cost-effective option to fill the space in your mouth left by missing teeth. If left unfilled, this space can cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position and can cause teeth and gums to become more susceptible to tooth decay and can also create gum problems. Dental bridges do not stop bone loss and will need to be replaced throughout your lifetime.