Shanti dentals tells you what are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are the most usual dental restoration work in dentistry. Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist. We care your smile and we know how you smile and dental health is important to you and your near and dear ones. No one wants a mouth disease nor a single problem with their teeth, we care for your feelings and maintain them.
How do Crowns Work?
A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Apart from strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Shanti Dentals may recommend a crown to:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment