Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental bridges – also known as “fixed removable dentures” – is utilized to replace a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are professionally fixed prosthetic devices that are secured onto existing teeth and/or implants that are present within the mouth with a specially-designed oral health appropriate cement material.

A dentist or a prosthodontist may perform both the bridge and crown procedure. Dental crowns are most commonly utilized to provide a cap or a special type of cover to a tooth. Dental bridges – also known as “fixed removable dentures” – is utilized to replace a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth.

The Functionality of Dental Crowns

As mentioned previously, dental crowns are used to create a cap over a tooth that is damaged. This dental device helps to strengthen a tooth, optimize the appearance of a tooth, improve the shape of a tooth, or optimize the unique alignment of a tooth. Dental professionals often recommend this type of dental device for the following reasons:

  • To replace an exceptionally large filling due to excessive tooth loss
  • To prevent fracturing from occurring on a tooth that is weak
  • To completely restore a tooth that has experienced breakage
  • To place a cover over an implant in the mouth
  • To cover a tooth that is discolored, poorly shaped, or has been damaged
  • To cover a tooth immediately following a treatment of the root canal
  • To successfully attach a dental bridge in the mouth

The Functionality of Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a device that is utilized to fill in the gap left behind by teeth that are missing. When a gap in the teeth is present, the remaining teeth will naturally shift. This will, eventually, cause complications in the bite.

Furthermore, the imbalance caused by a missing tooth or teeth may lead to the development of gum disease and/or disorders that affect the temporomandibular joint that is located within the jaw.

Bridges come in a multitude of materials, as do dental crowns; however, a dentist will work with you to determine what type of material is best suited for your individual needs.

Considerations that are taken into place include the location where the product will be placed, the function of the tooth or teeth positively impacted by the crown and/or bridge, the aesthetics of the placement, as well as the insurance coverage and overall costs of the placement.

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