Crowns and bridges protect your teeth, but do so in different ways.
Crowns actually go over the entire tooth to the gum in order to protect the tooth from further damage.
Generally, used for tooth decay or chips and cracks. They can also be used to cover a dental implant.
They also can be used to shape a tooth, fill-in gaps, and cover stains.
When you perform your daily oral hygiene, you perform it as you normally would.
Bridges will usually be recommended when you have one or more missing teeth. They are used to keep your teeth in proper alignment so they do not twist or shift. A bridge will be cemented to the natural tooth or implant that is on either side of the missing teeth. You simply brush and floss as you normally would in order to clean them.
How are they made?
Both crowns and bridges require an impression in order to make the crown or bridge. The impression must be done after the dentist has sized the teeth it will connect to so that it will fit.
Generally, crowns and bridges can last your lifetime so long as you practice good oral hygiene.
Both crowns and bridges are made in the lab.
Materials Used for Crown and Bridges
Crowns and bridges can be made from any of the following:
- Metal alloys
You and your dentist will discuss the various materials and which one will hold up best depending on where they will be used.
The molars need to be stronger than the eye teeth as the molars do most of the food chewing. You want a material there that will hold up the best.
If you are interested in crowns bridges Ajax speak to your dentist.