Dental crowns are specially designed caps that are placed over a tooth. Dental crowns help in the restoration of the tooth’s strength, shape, and size. The dental crowns can be used to restore teeth that are worn down due to improper oral care or normal wear and tear. Crowns are not only used to restore but they can also be used to protect weakened or cracked tooth.
On the other hand, dental bridges are exactly as the name suggest. These dental structures are made to bridge the gaps in between one or more missing teeth. The dental bridges are used together with dental crowns. The dental crowns are mounted on the two teeth surrounding the gap. A false tooth is designed in between the crowned teeth. The bridges main help in restoring your smile and bite. They can also be used in preventing the remaining teeth from falling out of position.
Both Crowns and Bridges are long-term dental procedures and are permanent prosthetic devices as these are bonded on the existing teeth that can be detached by a dentist only.
- Crowns are mainly used to cover a damaged tooth occurred due to some tooth decay or an accident. Moreover, Crowns are also used to cover a dental implant as to give a natural tooth-like shape and structure for different oral functions like chewing and talking, etc. Crowns are available in different materials like Porcelain or ceramic, gold and metal alloys; however, Crowns made of Porcelain or ceramic are used more as they can be easily matched with the color of natural teeth.
- Bridges, as the name indicates, are used to bridge the gap between two crowns or to restore one or more missing teeth. These bridges are fixed over natural teeth encircling the gap. These encircling teeth known as abutments act like an anchor to the bridge and to cover these abutments the replaced tooth is attached, known as Pontic.
Your teeth will be fitted with provisional coverage until your next appointment.
The new prosthesis is adjusted and permanently cemented