Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
A dental crown (or cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure.
There are various types, ranging from full porcelain to full metal. Your dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
Dental crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the structure of the surrounding teeth is inadequate. A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Like dental crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. Bridges are bonded to the surrounding teeth and only removable by your dentist.
These types of restorations are created to match the colour, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. These restorations are very durable and last many years, assuming you take care of your teeth and gums. You may prolong the durability of your dental crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.