Dental Crown or Bridge: Which One is Right for You?

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Dental Crown or Bridge: Which One is Right for You?

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way and it continues to improve. Dental crowns and dental bridges are two of the most common techniques for restoring and maintaining good overall dental health. Dental crowns and bridges are a part of both cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. They can help you with a smile makeover while restoring the aesthetics of your pearly whites.

What Are Crowns and Bridges?

A dental crown covers or caps a damaged tooth to provide it with additional strength. We may also place one to improve the alignment or appearance of the damaged tooth. Eventually, our dentists may place a dental crown on an implant in order to give the implant a more practical shape and structure.

A dental bridge is used to ‘span’ the gap left by one or more missing teeth. A pair of crowns are used to cover the two natural teeth at either end of the bridge. These are then used to anchor a framework containing a crown to replace each of your missing teeth. While the gap is closed, the artificial teeth are not fixed into the jaw.

Both crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for life, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

What Can a Crown or Bridge Fix?

  • Crowns and bridges are used to repair a number of different dental problems.
  • Restoring a cracked or fractured tooth
  • Replacing a large filling
  • Covering an implant
  • Strengthening a tooth that has had a root canal
  • Too much decay has weakened a tooth
  • Tooth is severely discoloured

What Are the Benefits of Crowns and Bridges?

The main advantage to getting any restoration is that it helps maintain good oral health. A fractured tooth can eventually break completely, necessitating further treatments. Restorations help prevent that. Additionally, restorations restore good aesthetics to your smile. They can protect the weakened tooth structure by providing strong support. Weakened teeth are held together and protected from falling out. They improve the aesthetics of your smile by providing cosmetic enhancements and also restore your ability to chew and bite properly. It also helps maintaining the shape of your facial contour.

How Long Will A Crown and Bridge Last?

With proper maintenance and good dental hygiene, your crown can last your entire life! You should continue to brush and floss daily. 

Find Out More about Crowns and Bridges

If you’re interested in dental crowns or bridges and don’t which restoration is the best for you, please contact us today at +44 20 3239 9920 for a free consultation and take the first steps to restore your smile. 

Sep 01, 2019

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