How Dental Crowns and Bridges Work?
Both dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic device.
Dental crowns and Bridges are cemented onto existing teeth and implants can be only removed by a dentist.
Besides strengthening a weak tooth dental crown and bridges are used to improve appearance, shape and alignment
Crowns are usually used to cover or cap the infected tooth. To replace a large filling where there is no teeth. Protect a weak tooth from fracturing. It restores a fractured tooth. It attaches a bridge and covers a dental implant .It covers a discolored or poorly shaped tooth and a tooth that has to undergo root canal treatment.
It is placed on the top of an implant to provide a tooth like shape and structure for the function. Porcelain and ceramic crown can be matched to the color of natural teeth. Other material of dental crown includes gold and metal alloys acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and are recommended for back teeth.
A bridge is prescribed when there is a missing of one or more teeth. Gaps that are left by missing teeth cause remaining teeth to rotate or shift resulting in bad bite. Imbalance caused by missing teeth can lead to gum disease.
These are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding empty space. These teeth are called as abutments serve as anchors for bridge. Dentist can also help decide which one to use based on the location of missing teeth, its function, aesthetic consideration and cost.
Usually porcelain and ceramic bridges match to the color of the teeth.
In all Dental Crowns and Bridges are great asset for the oral hygiene of the teeth. Dental Crowns and Bridges professionally designed.