Crowns and bridges are great replacement options for partially damaged or missing teeth.
Crown also known as ‘cap’ is used to cover an already existing tooth that is greatly damaged or in danger of breakage. Crowns are also used to cover the implant screws.
Based on the material there are four types of dental crowns
A dental professional will be able to recommend if an individual need a crown or not. However, some of the common indications are as follows
A dental bridge is a fixed option which can be used to fill missing teeth. A dental bridge is basically a single unit with multiple crowns connected as a one piece. Dental bridges are supported by either by natural teeth or implants.
Dental bridges are made made up of variety of materials and in a combination of metals, porcelain, and gold.
Dental bridges are available in three main types
Crowns and bridges are expensive and do require specific attention and cleaning. Crowns and bridges should be cleaned thoroughly twice a day with brushing and flossing. The design of these both prosthetic devices is such that it collects the food debri and bacteria underneath. Inter-dental brushes and specialized bridge flosses can also be used to keep the bridges and crowns underneath. Dental visits should be maintained and followed regularly.