DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES
If you’re missing a tooth or teeth and would like to explore this option further always consult your dental service provider for the best recommended options for you and your dental needs.
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices, compared to removable dentures and partial dentures. Crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or tooth, the crown acts like a cap that goes onto an existing tooth or teeth. Crowns aka caps purpose is to cover a broken or chipped tooth used to improve appearance, shape, and or alignment.
When it comes to a crown and bridge, the affected tooth is cover by the crown and the two adjacent teeth are also crowned for support. When a bridge is produced a porcelain tooth aka pontic is fused to the two or more crowns on either side and once the crowns are fitted onto the adjoining teeth, the porcelain pontic appears to be emerging out of the gum.
When you’re not happy with your smile due to having a missing tooth or teeth, if you have a tooth cracked, damaged, or if you feel that your tooth may be poorly shaped compared to the rest of your teeth. It is best again to consult your dental provider about good options for your tooth or teeth that you feel may need some extra help.
Dental crowns and bridges are commonly used to: replace a large filling when there isn’t much tooth structure left, to restore a fractured tooth or teeth, also to cover poorly shaped or discolored tooth, in addition to covering a tooth that had a root canal.
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