Dental crowns are and esthetic full covering of your tooth. They are cap-shaped restorations custom-made to fit over your teeth. Crowns are attached to your teeth with dental cement and are not removable.
Your dental crowns can protect and restore a damaged tooth. Crowns can also improve appearance, shape, and correct the alignment of your teeth. There are several types of materials used to make dental crowns, but highly esthetic materials that look just like a natural tooth are the most popular type of crowns. They are made to match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth.
Dental crowns are typically recommended for the following reasons:
When a tooth is lost due to periodontal disease, severe damage from fracture or decay, or trauma, it is very important to replace this missing tooth.Most missing tooth spaces result in imbalanced bite issues, drifting teeth or teeth rotation. Bridges are one method of replacing a single lost tooth or multiple teeth. A dental bridge is essentially two dental crown supporting a replacement tooth in the missing tooth space. Like a single dental crown, a bridge is cemented to your teeth, making is a much more desirable choice for many over a removable appliance.
Tooth-colored bridges are high in demand as they offer great aesthetics and balance to teeth.
Dental bridges serve well not only as a functional restoration, but also retain or restore esthetics. Bridges can:
With all dental work, good oral hygiene practices and regular for follow up visits with the dentist and hygienist are important!