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What are Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dentistry is a form of art just as a science; dental crowns and bridges offer an ideal illustration of this.

A dental crown or “cap” is a covering that fits over a harmed, rotted, or broken tooth. It can even replace a tooth entirely as part of dental bridgework.

A dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance and is a fantastic method to supplant missing teeth. Crowns are synthetic caps, generally made of a material like porcelain, put on the highest point of a tooth. A crown totally covers a tooth over the gum line.

Dental Crowns and Bridges Comparison

What is better, a dental crown or a bridge?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to whether a dental crown or bridge is better. They both have their own purposes:

  • Dental crowns are used to restore a damaged or weakened tooth. They encase the entire tooth above the gumline, providing strength, stability, and improved appearance. With good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups, a well-made crown can potentially last a lifetime!

  • Dental bridges are designed to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge anchors to healthy teeth on either side of the gap with crowns, and suspends artificial teeth (pontics) in between to fill the space. Bridges typically have a lifespan of 5-15 years, with the average being closer to 10 years.

Ultimately, the best option for you will depend on the specific condition of your teeth and your dentist’s professional recommendation. Consulting with a dentist will allow them to examine your teeth and determine the most suitable course of treatment.

A crown procedure typically requires two appointments.

Your first appointment will incorporate taking a few exact molds (or impressions) that will be utilized to make your custom crown. A shape will be utilized to make a temporary crown which will remain on your tooth for around fourteen days until your new crown is manufactured by the dental laboratory. Your temporary crown will be put with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to guarantee you are chewing appropriately.

At your second appointment, your temporary crown will be taken out, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new dental crown will be carefully positioned to guarantee the spacing and bite are exact. You will be given care instructions and would require dental visits to check up on your new crown.

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