A dental crown is a prosthetic appliance that is used in many dental restorations. It is used to treat issues such as cracked, chipped, misshapen, worn out, or weak teeth. On the other hand, bridges are used to restore missing teeth that are extracted from the socket in the jawbone. They are two of the most commonly used ceramic tooth restorations.
Candidacy and pre-fabrication
The procedure for getting a dental crown or bridge involves a thorough screening process. We would consider certain factors, such as external damage, presence of cavities, worn out biting surfaces, gap available for placing the restoration, the strength of the supporting tooth structure, etc. Based on the observations, we would determine the candidacy for the restorations.
We would start off by cleaning the teeth thoroughly. In the case of crowns, the tooth receiving the restoration has to be prepared by buffing. This is done to remove a thin layer of enamel from the tooth surface to accommodate the crown. In the case of bridges, the prosthetic tooth will be coupled with crowns on either side to hold it firm and strong. Hence, the teeth adjacent to the gap will have to be prepared as they would receive the crowns.
How are crowns and bridges fabricated?
A highly precise mold of the teeth will be taken using a hand-held digital scanning device. The device allows the dentist to observe and map the positions of the teeth clearly. The data from the scans will be sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate the restorations. We use dental-grade tooth-colored ceramic material to make crowns and bridges. They will be matched exactly with the color, texture, and translucency of your natural teeth to make them appear as natural as possible.
Why should you choose crowns?
- Dental crowns can be used for various restorative purposes. Be it weak, worn out, misshapen, cracked, chipped, or badly discolored teeth, crowns can be used to bring them back to their ideal condition.
- They offer a high level of customization. Their color, contour, texture, luster, etc. can be modified as required.
- They are highly durable, long-lasting, and offer excellent strength. They are widely used to save weak teeth and prevent them from crumbling.
- They provide an aesthetic uplift to one’s smile as they can be used to treat issues such as spacing, misshapen or chipped teeth, etc.
Advantages of dental bridges
- Bridges offer a simple and cost-effective solution to replace missing teeth.
- The procedure to bond a dental bridge in place wouldn’t require surgery. The prosthetic tooth would be placed in position and held firmly using crowns on either side.
- Since they are made from tooth-colored ceramic, they wouldn’t be distinguishable from the natural teeth whatsoever.
- Your ideal ability to bite and chew food would be restored.
- If the phonetics had been altered by a missing tooth, it would be restored to normal by the bridge.
- Filling the gap in the teeth using a bridge would prevent the remaining teeth from drifting from their positions. This prevents the onset of malocclusion and a change in the facial shape.
Why choose Ken Caryl Dentistry?
Dr. Herzberg is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care for dental implant patients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants. Learn more about ASIRD
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