Bridges and Crowns
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth - covering the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to approve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of the tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from
breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has
been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when
there isn't a lot of tooth left
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To cover a dental implant
- Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by
one or more missing teeth
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap - these two anchoring teeth are called the abutment teeth - and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
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