Bridges and Crowns
Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth surrounding the space where the tooth once stood.
Bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and dental occlusion. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns help prevent this from happening.
The dentist would determine if any of the following factors have occurred in a patient’s mouth to recommend a dental crown during their dental appoint: a tooth has been broken, a tooth has been worn down and has weakened enamel structure, a tooth is missing and a dental bridge has been recommended, a root canal has been completed and a dental crown is necessary to cover the tooth, to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth,and it would be needed to cover a dental implant.
Dentures are custom-made replacements for missing teeth and can be taken out and put back into your mouth. While dentures take some getting used to, and will never feel exactly the same as natural teeth, today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than ever.
Replacing missing teeth will help to improve your appearance and smile. Without support from the denture, facial muscles sag, making a person look older. Dentures can help you eat and speak more comfortably.
There are two main types of dentures: full and partial. Your dentist will help you choose the type of denture that’s best for you based on whether some or all of your teeth are going to be replaced and the cost involved.
If the patient cannot get used to wearing dentures, there is a possibility of anchoring the denture on implants, thus making it slimmer and more comfortable.