Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges are utilized to restore and improve teeth that are harmed and to replace missing teeth. A crown is utilized to altogether cover a harmed tooth. A crown reinforces a tooth, as well as it can drastically enhance a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment. Both are performed as an option within restorative dentistry. Crowns may be utilized to:
Replace an extensive filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
Protect a feeble tooth from breaking
Restore a cracked tooth
Attach an extension
Cover a dental implant
Cover a stained or inadequately formed tooth
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. The materials utilized may be gold combinations, porcelain attached to metal, or all-porcelain material. The decision of material relies on upon necessities for quality, wear, and style.
It is very important to keep in mind that a missing tooth should be supplanted at the earliest opportunity. If not treated, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth will start to move into the space affecting your bite, ability to clean the area and overall appearance.
Bridges and crowns are made by first taking an impression of your mouth. The impression is sent to a dental lab where your crown or bridge will be specially designed to fit your mouth and match your normal tooth color. Since creating a custom made fixed appliance can take up to 2 weeks, a temporary crown or bridge will be put on your tooth until your permanent crown or bridge is ready.