Do you have a tooth that is severely damaged or missing? If so, you may need a dental crown or bridge to restore your tooth and improve your smile. A dental crown or bridge is a type of dental restoration that covers or replaces a tooth that is affected by decay, injury, or disease. They are custom-made to fit your mouth and match your natural teeth.
Crowns are caps that cover the entire visible part of a tooth. They are used when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be fixed with a filling or other type of restoration. Crowns protect the remaining tooth structure and restore its shape, size, and color.
Bridges are restorations that replace one or more missing teeth. They are used when you have gaps in your mouth that affect your bite, speech, or appearance. Bridges fill the spaces between your teeth and prevent them from shifting or moving out of place.
Your dentist will discuss with you the best type of crown or bridge for your situation, depending on the number and location of your missing teeth, the condition of your remaining teeth, your personal preference, and your budget.
Composite fillings are a great option for restoring teeth affected by decay or damage. They can enhance your smile and protect your oral health. However, they may not be suitable for everyone or every situation. Your dentist will examine your teeth and discuss your needs and preferences with you to determine if composite fillings are right for you.
Some factors to keep in mind that may help you determine are:
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Crowns and bridges can help you:
Dental crowns and bridges are effective ways to restore your teeth and smile, but they also have some drawbacks that you should be aware of before choosing them. Some of the drawbacks of dental crowns and bridges are:
These risks are rare and can be minimized by choosing a qualified and experienced dentist, following the pre- and post-operative instructions carefully, and maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Crowns and bridges can be placed in two or more visits to the dentist, depending on the type of restoration you choose. The procedure involves the following steps:
Crowns and bridges are designed to last for many years, but they still require proper care and maintenance to prevent problems.
Here are some tips on how to care for your crowns and bridges: