Dental Crowns and Bridges are popular cosmetic dentistry procedures whose primary focus is on improving the appearance of your mouth, teeth, and smile. Both the crown and bridge treatments provide restorative as well as cosmetic benefits for a tooth.
Crowns made of ceramic, resin, porcelain, or porcelain-fused-to-metal are restorations attached over teeth' surfaces. The crown is often used to hide inadequacies, repair damage, or strengthen weak teeth. A bridge is made with the help of multiple crowns. Bridges are useful to replace the missing teeth and are constructed of one or more artificial teeth attached to crowns on either end. The crown part of the bridge holds the restoration securely, preventing it from shifting when you eat. Crowns are also made use of, to attach to dental implants, the latest tooth restoration solutions. Implants get to fuse with the jawbone and serve as artificial roots.
What is the procedure for getting a Crown and Bridges?
During the first visit, the dentist will scrutinize the tooth in order to make sure that a crown is a suitable solution for your problem. The affected tooth is shaped and filed down so that it is of the proper size to support the crown. Once the tooth is prepared to get fitted with the crown, an impression will then be taken in order to make a permanent crown. A temporary crown may be given to you while the permanent one is being arranged during the first appointment itself. During the next visit, the permanent crown is fixed after being sure of a proper fit and bite. Once if everything is found to be satisfactory, the crown is attached over the teeth permanently with the help of strong adhesives.
The process of fitting a bridge is also relatively easy and painless. Local anesthesia may be used at the time of fitting the bridges. The dentist, with the help of a dental tool, will drill the teeth so that the bridge fits on top of them, and it will be bonded to hold it permanently in place.
What advantages do crowns and bridges offer?
- Improved Chewing:It will be hard to chew and eat foods comfortably if there is damage or loss of one or more teeth. When you start avoiding healthy foods because of the difficulty, it may cause nutritional deficiencies in the long run. A crown, bridge, or dental implant will be useful in making chewing more manageable and, as a result, keep you healthy.
- Stronger Teeth:Crowns are mostly used to protect and steady fragile teeth that have become weak due to aging processes, cracks, root canal therapy, trauma, or large fillings.
- No More Pain: A broken tooth can be very excruciating. A crown will help in protecting the tooth and consequently reduce the pain and sensitivity.
- Improved Appearance: Most people don't realize just how vital their smile is and hence take their teeth for granted until they experience a problem. Even a minor flaw in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious. Crowns and bridges play a major role in restoring your appearance and help you feel better about your smile. A dentist may suggest a crown if you have a discolored tooth or want to change the shape or length of a tooth. Bridges and crowns connected to dental implants fill the gaps in your teeth, transforming your smile.
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