What Are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
As you’re probably aware, having missing teeth can make it difficult to bite, communicate, and smile. This can adversely affect the self-confidence of a person. If you have a missing tooth, it is only appropriate that you visit a dentist to explore the replacement options.
At Maestro Smiles, we endeavor to restore the smile and confidence of our patients. Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetics that cemented onto the existing tooth structure. Crowns are mostly used to cover an implant or a damaged tooth.
A crown can be described as a tooth-shaped cover that placed over a decaying or a damaged tooth. It is most instances referred to as a cap.
There are several reasons that could necessitate placing a cap. Filling the teeth might not be sufficient if you want them to be strong enough. The advantage of crowns is it call hold together part of a cracked tooth. This means that you don’t have to remove a tooth that is cracked because of function or aesthetic reasons. A crown can be used to improve the smile of a person as well.
At Maestro Smiles, we use modern techniques to fabricate the restoration process. Our crowns mimic the natural element and it will be hard to tell the difference with natural teeth.
A bridge is also known as a removable denture is used for the purposes of replacing a missing tooth. There are three different ways in which bridges can be supported and they include:
- By implants
- By natural teeth
- By Both implants and natural teeth
Maestro Smile only uses high-quality material for the fabrication of each patient’s fixed bridge. The prosthetics can be used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row. The crowns and bridges offered by Maestro Smiles will strengthen your bite and also improve the overall aesthetics for a more beautiful smile.
Just like receiving a crown, getting a bridge will require two or more appointments. The first appointment will more be oriented towards getting the patient’s smile back while the second one is placing the bridge with adjustments to ensure a proper fit. A scheduled visit might be necessary just to ensure that the prosthetics are in good working condition.
What Type of Bridge Should You Choose?
There are three types of dental bridges you could choose from and they include:
This is perhaps the most common type of bridge in dentistry and is made from porcelain or ceramics fused to metal.
The bridge is made from a metal framework where the false teeth are attached to the porcelain or metal wings.
For more information on crown and bridges, you can contact Maestro Smiles and we will get back to you. Our team is focused on restoring your smile and dental health.