Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are a dental treatment that can help improve your smile by altering the shape and color of your existing teeth. They can also be used to strengthen weakened teeth, which may have been damaged due to caries or trauma. Crowns are often made of porcelain, but they can also be made of gold or hardened plastic.

During the process of getting a crown, a temporary crown is placed on your tooth to protect it while the permanent crown is being prepared. Your dentist will usually match the color of the crown to your existing teeth, but you can choose a lighter color for cosmetic reasons. For back teeth, you can choose from a range of materials, including porcelain and gold, based on your strength, durability, and cosmetic goals. Crowns offer many benefits, including rebuilding and strengthening weak or broken teeth. They can also protect your teeth after root canal treatment and improve your overall oral health.

Bridges, on the other hand, are used to fill the gap from a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, permanently. They are a fixed prosthetic device that is supported permanently by the teeth on either side. At your first visit for a bridge, the teeth beside the gap are prepared to allow room for a bridge to be placed. Impressions of your teeth are made and sent to a technician to form a model of the bridge. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge for you to protect your exposed teeth and gums until the permanent bridge is ready. Dental bridges offer several benefits such as improved appearance and function.
They are especially helpful when teeth are severely damaged and cannot be repaired or saved.

Here are some of the many advantages our patients have discovered with bridges:
– Improved appearance: they look and feel like your natural teeth and can help maintain the shape of your face.
– Better function: dental bridges are tooth-like, providing excellent chewing comfort.
– Improved confidence: they give you back your smile and function and can help boost your self-esteem.
– Comfortable: getting used to your new bridge is usually easy and can help control the movement of your adjoining teeth.

If you want to know more about crowns or bridges, our experienced dentist can provide you with all the information you need
to make the right decision based on your specific needs.