Dental crowns (or caps) are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when conservative restorations are insufficient to restore form and function. A dental bridge serves to replace a missing tooth or teeth. One type of dental bridge consists of dental crowns placed on either side of the missing tooth to connect the replacement tooth or teeth to them. Dental bridges can also be supported by dental implants. Dental crowns and bridges can be made entirely of tooth-colored material, metal, or a combination to provide optimal aesthetics. Some metal-free dental crowns and bridges incorporate stress-bearing materials to enhance their strength and wear-resistance.
Is A Dental Crown Right For Me?
A dental crown has many advantages. Dental crowns address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function, and enhance the overall health of your mouth. In cases where teeth have large broken down fillings, a dental crown can protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth.
Dental Crown and Bridges
To enhance your smile, metal-free, tooth colored, porcelain crowns can also replace older metal or metal with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns have translucent qualities that, with the help of expert cosmetic dentist like Dr. David Bennett at Advanced Dental Care, can look just like natural teeth. Following root canal therapy, a dental crown is typically placed over the remaining tooth structure to preserve aesthetics and tooth function. Now with Cerec technology crowns can be made and placed permanently in one visit!
In cases where teeth are missing, a dental bridge prevents the remaining natural teeth from shifting so that dental health and facial aesthetics are not compromised. Dental bridges may also provide a permanent, non-removable alternative to removable partial or full dentures. Whether supported by natural teeth or dental implants, dental bridges can offer life-like aesthetics and stable chewing surfaces. The can be easily maintained by brushing with modified brushing and flossing.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, come visit Provo dentist Dr. David Bennett and learn if a dental crown or a dental bridge is the right restorative and cosmetic dental solution for you.
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