Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and the majority of bridges are both fixed prosthetic devices. Crowns and bridges, unlike removable devices such as dentures, which can be removed and cleaned on a daily basis, are cemented onto existing teeth or implants.
How do dental crowns function?
To completely cover a broken tooth, a crown is used. A crown can be used to strengthen a damaged tooth while also enhancing its appearance, shape, or alignment. On top of an implant, a crown can also be used to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Ceramic or porcelain crowns can be painted to match the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include ceramic, acrylic, gold, and metal alloys. For back teeth, these alloys may be suggested because they are more resilient than porcelain. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is frequently used because it is both durable and beautiful.
What is the process for making crowns and bridges?
The tooth must be reduced in size before a crown or bridge can be created, allowing for a proper fit of the restoration. Your dentist will take an impression after the tooth or teeth are reduced in order to create an exact mold for the crown or bridge. If porcelain is chosen, your dentist will choose the color that most closely resembles the shade of your natural teeth.
Using the material that your dentist has recommended, a dental lab uses this impression to create your crown or bridge. A temporary crown or bridge will be positioned to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being created. The temporary crown or bridge is taken off once the permanent one is finished, and the new crown or bridge is then affixed to the prepared tooth or teeth.
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To learn more about crowns and bridges near you, feel free to get in contact with our dedicated team of experts at Megadent Dental Surgical Guides and Full Mouth Implant Restorations. We are happy to have the opportunity to help patients achieve their dream smile.