Dental crowns and bridges are two common and effective dental restorations used to repair damaged or missing teeth.
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are tooth-shaped prosthetic coverings that encase the entire visible portion of a damaged or weakened tooth. They are used to protect and strengthen a tooth that has undergone extensive decay, fracture, or root canal treatment.
Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth (pontics) that are held in place by dental crowns attached to the neighboring healthy teeth. Dental crowns and bridges can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal alloys, and zirconia.
The process of getting a dental crown or bridge typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared by removing any decay and shaping it to accommodate the crown. An impression of the prepared tooth is taken, which serves as a model for crafting the custom crown. A temporary crown is placed on the tooth while the permanent crown is being fabricated. During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is carefully fitted and bonded onto the tooth using dental cement.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, consult with our professional dentists to determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs and regain a healthy, beautiful smile.