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Dental Crowns And Bridges: New Approach to Tooth Restoration

Dental crowns and bridges are the new options for teeth replacement and restoration. If you’ve been hearing about these dental treatments a lot, it’s normal to be both anxious and curious about it. We figured that one way to ease our patient’s anxious thoughts and curiosity about dental treatments is to educate them more about it.

Crowns and bridges treatment

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over your natural tooth. During a dental crown treatment,  your dentist will trim your natural tooth to get its impression.  Imagine your tooth shaped like the circles on top of a Lego block. It’s the same way in preparing your natural tooth to be stacked and fit with the dental crown.

Your tooth impression will be used in the dental laboratory to build your actual crown. Your dentist will apply a temporary crown to secure your natural tooth. Some practices have in-house milling devices to prepare your actual crown on the same day they got your tooth impression. Otherwise, you may need to visit the dental practice twice to complete your dental crown treatment. 

Types of dental crowns

Just like dentures you have options on what type of crown you want to have. The types of dental crowns include:

  • Ceramic crown is mostly used for front teeth crown treatment.
  • Porcelain-fused-to-metal crown is known for its durability due to its metal properties.
  • Gold-plated crown has a strong bond to the tooth and not prone to fracture.
  • Base metal alloy crown has a durable material that does not tarnish over time.

When do you need a dental crown treatment?

Dental crown treatment is needed when your tooth needs to be preserved or saved. These conditions include:

  • Weak tooth due to a fracture of extreme damage from cavities
  • Chipped and worn down tooth
  • The tooth will support another dental treatment(bridges)
  • Placed on top of a dental implant

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is a permanent partial denture that serves as a teeth-replacement solution. It can fill the gap caused by two or more missing teeth and get support from the surrounding crowned natural teeth. To keep the bridge in place, the crowns are cemented to the natural teeth placed on both ends of the bridge.

Types of dental bridges

The type of dental bridge varies depending on your dental condition. Sometimes one type of crown is preferred over the other for aesthetic purposes. These types include:

When do you need a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a dental appliance that can permanently fill your missing teeth. It helps you:

  • Bring back your chewing and biting capabilities
  • Correct the placement of your tongue affected by the missing teeth
  • Maintain your  teeth alignment
  • Restore your confidence and smile again

Dental  crowns and bridges treatment at Dr. Roy Jennings Dentistry

Having options to replace or restore our teeth are luxuries that the older generations didn’t stand a chance. Dental crowns and bridges are proof of a promising future for advanced dentistry.

Dr. Roy Jennings Dentistry provides dental crowns and bridges in Monroe.  Experience comfort and convenience by calling us or scheduling an appointment now.