A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth. It is used to cover the tooth to reestablish its size and shape, strength, and improve its overall appearance.
The crowns, when bonded into place, fully enclose the visible portion of a tooth that is positioned at and above the gum line, entirely.
Why Would I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown may be required in one of the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to bind together parts of a split tooth
- To restore a previously broken tooth or a tooth that has been extremely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of the original tooth remaining
- To hold a dental bridge securely in place
- To cover contorted or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a corrective, cosmetic modification
What is a Bridge?
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and have a false tooth/teeth in between. These artificial teeth can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these metals. Dental bridges can be supported by either natural or fake teeth
What Are the Profits of Having Dental Bridges?
Bridges have the ability to:
- Renew your smile
- Reinstate the ability to speak and chew properly
- Preserve the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position