Restore your Damaged Teeth with Crowns and Bridges

Restore your Damaged Teeth with Crowns and Bridges

Posted by DR. MOHSENA AHMAD on Dec 8 2020, 10:35 PM

Where damage to a person's teeth is severe and apparently beyond repair, one of the most reliable dental restorations that can help are dental crowns and bridges. The most sought-after technique to permanently repair many severe dental problems, crowns are cap-like ceramic structures that help restore damaged teeth. In contrast, bridges are prosthetic teeth used in place of the missing or extracted ones to improve the mouth's aesthetics and functionality.

Crowns

Crowns are a cosmetic restoration that "caps" the tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size, and function. They are cemented onto an existing tooth, and they cover the portion of the teeth above the gum line so that the crown becomes your tooth's new outer structure.

A crown is used when the teeth are severely broken or decayed that fillings cannot fix them.  A crown is also used to seal the tooth after root canal treatment to prevent it from breaking.

Porcelain crowns are most commonly used as they are very strong, and they mimic the appearance of the natural teeth, though metal crowns are also available. 

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • They replace missing teeth.
  • They prevent further damage to already compromised teeth.
  • They offer support to misshapen or broken teeth.
  • They mimic the appearance of natural teeth.
  • They cap off a dental implant.
  • They help to fix "smile" and functional chewing problems.

Dental Bridge

Dental bridges are prosthetic teeth anchored to neighboring teeth that replace one or more missing teeth. When a missing tooth is replaced with a bridge, the neighboring teeth are prepared as crowns that act as abutments supporting the prosthetic tooth.  

Bridges are made from alloys, porcelain, or gold, or a combination of these materials and are permanent. However, a bridge's success depends on its foundation - the adjacent teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it is important to take care of them and keep them healthy and strong.

Benefits of Dental bridges

  • Bridges are the easiest means of restoring missing teeth. 
  • They mimic the appearance of natural teeth and is difficult to notice
  • They restore the functionality of the mouth perfectly. 
  • They are stable, as they are held in position by dental crowns.
  • They help in the correct distribution of force in your bite.

To learn more about a dental bridge procedure with Dr.Mohsena Ahmad  at All-Star Dental Office, request an appointment online or call us at (408) 275-0768

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