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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Crowns and Bridges


Posted on 5/15/2024 by Front Desk
3D rendered cross-section view of three teeth with dental crowns made of different materialsA dental bridge or crown are two common alternatives for your missing teeth. Consider a dental bridge if you have a gap due to one or more missing teeth but still have healthy ones on either side. The bridge is supported by the existing teeth, serving as a replacement for the missing ones.

A dental crown acts as a protective cap placed on a tooth following a root canal procedure or implant installation. Initially, a temporary crown is often placed on the tooth, and after a few weeks, the permanent crown is custom-made to match your teeth precisely. This long-lasting solution, designed to endure for decades, eliminates the need for tooth extraction, preserving your natural tooth structure.

When Do You Need a Dental Crown?


A dental crown has various purposes for your oral health. Often, these dental tools are used to conceal some weaknesses in your teeth, such as cracks, discoloring, decay, or even root canal treatment. Its main purpose is to ensure your oral health is outstanding. Also, a crown is useful after implant installation; these dental tools are attached to the implants and act as temporary teeth.

Crowns help to minimize the pain that a fractured tooth can cause. It also helps to prevent a crack from growing bigger and causing harm to the nerves of your teeth.

When Do You Need a Dental Bridge?


A dental bridge, on the other hand, is used when you have lost your teeth. You can opt for a dental bridge if you have one to four teeth missing in a row. Bridges are comfortable compared to other solutions, such as partial dentures, and are quite affordable. After the installation of a bridge, it is possible to reduce excess stress on the nearby teeth. It also allows you to eat easily while preventing the other teeth from shifting.

Bridges and crowns are two options that you can consider to ensure your dental health is outstanding. Schedule a visit with us so that we can gauge the best method for you.
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