Crowns & Bridges
A dental crown is a cover shaped like a tooth that is positioned over a tooth and fixed with dental cement. Crowns are normally used to improve the appearance or strength of a tooth. An impression of the existing tooth takes place to build the crown perfectly.
In general, crowns are usually made up of porcelain or gold, or a mixture of metal alloy and porcelain:
● Porcelain crowns are more aesthetically pleasing and create a really natural look.
● Gold is typically used on the rear teeth, and it is simpler to use than porcelain. It also takes less drilling away from the existing tooth.
Crowns protect worn down or broken teeth. They’re also sometimes used for covering dental implants, dental bridges, or a tooth with a big filling.
A dental bridge is used to replace a missing tooth as it attaches permanently to the adjoining teeth or dental implant. They’re an alternative to dentures or dental implants. Bridges are important because the nearby teeth of a missing tooth can move and potentially cause gum disease. Bridges are most frequently made with gold and porcelain.
Some benefits of dental bridges are:
● Restores ability to chew effectively
● Smile restoration
● Prevents shifting and erosion
● Maintains face shape
● Aesthetically appealing.
“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”
― Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605
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