Crowns and bridges are the most popular restorative procedures to fix missing or damaged teeth. Here we are going to see more about them.
Crowns are caps that cover the prepared tooth and protects it. They give a perfect shape and look to your teeth.
You might need crowns to protect the remaining tooth structure due to problems caused by trauma, fracture, wear, discoloration, large fillings, decay, or root canal treatment.
They can be made from metals such as gold. They also come in ceramic, zirconia, and porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM). These elements can also be combined to suit your requirements.
Gold crowns last for a long duration of time. They rarely crack or lose their shape. However, they are visible and thus preferred for the molar region.
Porcelain fused to metal is the best choice for this region. They can be made in the color of your natural teeth. They give a more refined look than metal crowns. However, they are prone to wear and tear and can also cause harm to the adjacent teeth.
A minimum of two visits is required for this dental makeover. During the first visit, the dentist will examine your requirements and take the impression of the teeth. Whereas during the second visit, the crown is placed onto the tooth.
Like any other cosmetic makeovers, the crown, too, requires care. Maintaining good oral hygiene is a must to keep the crown for longer durations.
The gaps from missing teeth that cause issues in chewing and speaking can be removed with dental bridges. Besides, they help in restoring your beautiful smile.
The three main types of Dental Bridges:
Two visits to the dentist can get your job done! One for the examination of the tooth and the other for the placement of the bridge.
Dental bridges last between 5 and 15 years. However, it depends on patient to patient. Remember to maintain proper dental care and self -examination to enjoy your bridges for years.