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Crown And Bridges

Crown And Bridges:

  • Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
  • A dental crown or cap is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a weakened or damaged tooth to restore its natural appearance and prevent further deterioration
  • Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth.
  • In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion (bite).
  • Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
  • Crowns can be made of all metal, all porcelain, combination of both, zirconia, etc….
  • Regular and effective routine of oral hygiene Helps in extending the crown longevity.

Recommendations:

  • Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
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