Crowns and bridges are permanent prosthetic devices, and unlike dentures, they are glued to existing teeth or implants and must only be removed by a dentist.
The crown is a dental prosthetic that involves placing a cover over your natural tooth. Usually, materials like ceramic or porcelain bonded to metal are utilized for making the cap. Each crown is tailored to accommodate your tooth perfectly and is colored to match the rest of your smile.
Crowns are a type of endodontic care that can be used to:
- Hide any discolorations
- Correct the teeth that are malformed or undersized
- Protect and repair teeth that have been damaged or fractured
- Dental implants can be used to replace lost teeth
- Reinforcing root canals
- Large fillings might help to support teeth
At Belmont Dental, we mostly do all-ceramic crowns (CEREC) in our office, which helps our patients save their valuable time. CEREC crowns are typically completed in a single visit as there is no need to send the crown out to a lab. This also eliminates the need to wear a temporary crown and revisits. The natural appearance, color, and durability make CEREC crowns popular.
It's critical to replace missing teeth to keep the adjacent teeth and jaw healthy. A bridge is a type of dental procedure used to substitute teeth that are lost. Since they constitute a bridge over the gap left by a lost tooth or teeth, they are termed bridges.
The following are some of the advantages of dental bridges:
- It helps you chew and speak normally
- Make your smile better by filling in the gaps
- Stop more teeth from falling out
- Maintain the position of your remaining teeth
- Jaw bone loss will be minimized
The bridge procedure involves taking molds of your teeth to produce crowns for the neighboring teeth, and a pontic, or prosthetic tooth, fills in the gap. The crowns and pontics are made from the impressions by a laboratory.
Crowns and bridges are two dental techniques that are closely connected. A crown is a shell covering your tooth and protecting it while also improving its aesthetics. A bridge substitutes a lost tooth, and each nearby tooth receives a crown to reinforce the replacement tooth.
Dental bridges can endure anywhere from 5 to 20 years, and sometimes even more.
Get quality crowns and bridges from Belmont Dental Associates by Robert W. Bury and Taylor Bury at York, PA, for you and your loved ones. For more details and appointments, call us at (717) 848-1463, book online, or visit us at 3210 E Market Street, York, PA 17402.