Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Used for aesthetic and functional purposes, dental crowns are thin yet durable covers that are placed over cracked, uneven, chipped or damaged teeth.

Crowns can significantly decrease oral discomfort and provide support to the damaged teeth.  It is a necessity when a tooth is in danger of breaking altogether.

In some instances, a tooth would have to be built up with a core material to make sure it has a solid foundation.  In which the doctor will prep the tooth in almost a 360 degree fashion to make room for the crown.

At GORGEOUS SMILE DENTAL we offer dental crowns to patients who seek to dramatically increase the appearance and functionality of their teeth.  

Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. Some bridges are removable and can be cleaned by the wearer; others need to be removed by a dentist.

Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.

The way to clean your bridge is to use a floss threader.

Watch: Porcelain Bridge Procedure

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Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry.