When tooth decay or damage is extensive, fillings alone will not be enough to protect the tooth; that is when dentists recommend getting dental crowns. Teeth decay, cavities, wear, tear, and face traumas or trauma can cause damage to teeth. In contrast to dental sealants, which just protect the chewing surface, dental crowns are caps or coatings that cover the entire tooth.
For your crown, you can choose from various options in materials. Different metals are used to make metal crowns. While metal crowns are extremely durable and resistant to chipping, their bright hue is their biggest downside.
Porcelain infused with metal is another option. The exterior metal is colored to match the teeth, but the inside metal is barely visible. Compared to other crowns, all resin crowns cost less, but they are more prone to breakage over time. All-porcelain or all-ceramic crowns are the greatest option since they are the most durable and closely match the color of your natural teeth.
Dental bridges are a replacement method for lost teeth. It is a set of prosthetic teeth that infuse into your gums with the help of an abutment. False teeth function similarly to actual teeth, filling the space or gap between your teeth.
Porcelain bridges, like dental crowns, are constructed of the same material, but they are more popular because of their natural appearance that blends in with your teeth. Based on the method and method of application, there are various types of bridges.
Traditional bridges, in which a dental crown attaches between two teeth, are the most common. A single tooth is an anchor for the crown on a cantilever bridge. No other parts of the mouth may be treated with them because they only work on teeth. It is similar to traditional bridges, except it does not require fixing a crown to the metal structure on its back.
There is a similar structure to traditional bridges in implant bridges, which are more durable and stronger than any other form. It is possible to close large gaps without using neighboring teeth, but it necessitates dental implants rather than dental crowns.
Dental crowns and bridges are two different types of treatment for various purposes. They cannot be used in place of one another but are interlinked. For dental crowns, you need just covering for your natural teeth, but dental bridges are false teeth that are entirely synthetic. However, crowns are necessary to support dental bridges. Both do not require much recovery period, and the care includes proper brushing and flossing daily. If you plan to get any of them, get adequate information and consultation with your dentists to select the best choice for your problem.
Contact your Fairfield dentist, Dr. Cheng Zhu, at Freedom Family Sedation Dentistry today for more information on dental crowns and bridges.
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