Dental Crowns & Bridges Are Two Restorations That Are Often Used Together

Dental Crowns  Bridges

If you have a broken, chipped, or otherwise damaged tooth, a dental crown or bridge is a great way to restore your smile. These caps can be made from a number of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and zirconia. To find a good dental specialist to do the procedure, check out

Types of Crowns & Bridges

There are four different types of dental crowns, based on the materials used to make them. These include all-porcelain crowns, porcelain fused to metal crowns, gold alloys, and base metal alloys.

Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are stronger than regular porcelain because they’re bonded to metal, and they can be made to blend in with the color of your natural teeth. They’re most commonly used to fix front teeth, and they’re less likely to leak than other types of crowns.

All-porcelain crowns are also a good choice, especially for patients with metal allergies. They tend to look more natural and can last longer than other types of crowns.

Typically, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns require less of your tooth to be removed for fitting than other kinds of crowns.

These crowns are usually a good fit for teeth with a lot of filling material, and they can provide excellent seals against leakage.

Crowns can also be used to strengthen a weak tooth following severe decay or infection, hold a dental bridge in place, and cover a dental implant. The dentist will determine whether a dental crown is the best solution for your situation.

If you need a dental crown, our team will use an impression to create the restoration. We will then create a temporary crown to protect your tooth during the procedure, and we will place the final crown once it’s made.

In most cases, a dental crown is completed in two visits. During the first visit, your teeth will be shaped to make room for crowns and an x-ray will be taken. After the x-ray, impressions will be made to create a model for the final restoration. Click here for more details.

The second appointment will be for the actual bridge and crowns to be placed. We will apply a strong bonding adhesive to the crowns, and they’ll be attached to your natural teeth on either side of the gap.

A bridge can be a great option to replace one or more missing teeth, and it is often an affordable method for replacing missing teeth. However, it can only be a good solution if the teeth on both sides of the missing tooth are in decent health and have a solid bone structure.