Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns

Crowns go over the entire tooth to the gum in order to protect the tooth from further damage. Generally, crowns are used on teeth that have been heavily damaged by tooth decay direct impact. Crowns also cover dental implants. In cosmetic dentistry, crowns are used to shape a tooth, fill-in gaps, and cover stains.

To clean crowns, just follow your normal dental hygiene routine.

Bridges

Bridges are used to fill the gap when you missing one or more 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 teeth or implants on either side of the gap. Simply brush and floss as you normally would in order to clean them.

How are they made?

Both crowns and bridges require an impression of the teeth so that they can be made to look natural and fit well. After getting the impression, the dentist will send it to a lab where the crown or bridge can be custom made.

Crowns and bridges can last your lifetime as long as you practice good oral hygiene.

Materials Used for Crown and Bridges

Crowns and bridges can be made from any of the following:

  • Porcelain
  • Ceramic
  • Gold
  • 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. While it’s a higher priority that teeth in the front look natural, teeth in the back of the mouth need to be more durable, as they tend to do most of the chewing.

If you think you might need crowns and bridges Ajax, speak to your dentist.

 

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