Dentists enable a wide array of restoration techniques for patients with missing teeth. Crowns and bridges have become a popular dental trend among patients seeking to restore the natural state of teeth.
Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices necessary to replace missing teeth or part of a tooth. These restorative techniques enable to repair the damaged tooth or missing teeth. Hence, provide the assurance of function, strength and the aesthetic features of the tooth. Unlike the removable dentures, crowns and bridges are fixed devices, which are cemented to the patient’s teeth.
Crown refers to a tooth shaped ‘cap’ over the surface of the tooth. The crowns cover the damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength and appearance. People need prosthetic dental crowns for reasons such as to hold a dental bridge in place, protect extensively decayed tooth from breaking, restore an already broken tooth, cover dental implants or discoloured teeth. Crowns can be made from different materials in terms of the aesthetic feature such as gold or porcelain.
Bridges involves restorations, which fill gaps caused by missing teeth. The adjacent teeth to the damaged or decayed tooth become a part of the bridge thereby reducing the risk of the current condition. Utilising bridges prevent the teeth from shifting thus provides stability for functionality such as chewing.
Proper oral practices and adherence to scheduled dental visits can help crowns and bridges last a lifetime.