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.
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.
A highly precise mold of the teeth will be taken using a hand-held digital scanning device. The device allows the dentistto 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.
Dr. Herzberg, Littleton Dentist is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care fordental 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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