Crown and Bridge

Restorative Dentistry: Crowns & Bridges

What Are Crowns and Bridges?
While the procedure of installing crowns and bridges remains the same the design of crowns and bridges is vastly different. Specifically, unlike in the past metal crowns and bridges are not as common. In fact, thanks to advancements in technology computer designed porcelain crowns which look more realistic are being used. However, what are crowns and bridges. For more details refer to the information below:

A Closer Look at a Crown or “Cap”
When it comes to exploring crowns and bridges starting by exploring the dental crown is very beneficial mainly because a dental bridge is constructed and formed from multiple crowns. Caps is another word used to refer to crowns. This is because a crown is placed on top of teeth or dental implants like a cap. Also, dental cement is used to help ensure that the crown stays in place when it is placed on the tooth.

A Closer Look at a Dental Bridge
Bridges function by filling in the gaps between teeth and attaching to a tooth or a dental implant. Also, similar to the way a dental crown functions bridges also attach to supporting teeth or dental implants.

Why People Have Crowns and Bridges
People opt for crowns and bridges for a variety of reasons. For example, if your dentist did a root canal and this changed the biting surface of one or more of your teeth inserting a crown could help restore your ability to bite and chew your food properly. Also, crowns and bridges eliminating gaps in your teeth also enable you to restore your smile as well as keeping teeth from shifting or falling out of alignment. 

Find Out More
Schedule a consultation with your dentist to discuss the process of getting a crown or a bridge. Also, this will ensure that you get all of your concerns and questions answered in person from a trusted provider.

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