“Restorative dentistry” is the term dental professionals use to explain how they replace missing or damaged teeth. Fillings, crowns (“caps”), bridges and implants are common restorative options. The goal is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues.
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Do you have missing or damaged teeth? Most individuals out there feel embarrassed smiling confidently when they have missing or damaged teeth. If you wish to restore your sparkling smile and regain your confidence, dental crows can be highly effective for you. Dental crowns serve to be an effective and safe way of filling the gaps and helping in restoring your smile if you tend to have damaged or missing teeth. A dental crown is also capable of helping you to chew or bite better. Thus, it can directly correspond to your healthy digestion along with other vital functions of the body.
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a specialized prosthetic recreation or restoration of your teeth that can completely encircle of cap the particular damaged tooth or dental implant. While going for a dental crown treatment, there are certain conditions that need to be satisfied:
- The particular tooth or teeth will be prepared in a specific manner that consists of removing certain parts of the original structure
- The tooth that is being treated must be healthy or treated properly for the implantation of the dental crown
- The original crown of the tooth or teeth must be strong enough to offer support to the dental restoration
Benefits of Dental Crowns
- With the help of the dental crowns, the tooth gets restored –both aesthetically and functionally. Dental crowns can help in improving the overall general appearance of the teeth and thus, offer a nice smile & boosted confidence to the patients.
- A dental crown can help in protecting the tooth against further decays or damages.
- There are a few appointments needed for the entire dental crown treatment. In comparison to other teeth-correcting measures like dental bridges, implant-supported prostheses, or removable dentures, the dental crowns require less time to be completed & installed perfectly.
- The patients can get used to the dental crowns for a lifetime quite easily. As the dental crowns are small in size, it becomes easier for the patients to get accustomed to these easily in a short span of time.
As far as dental treatments are concerned, dental bridges are considered to be the most common, yet highly effective forms of teeth-correcting methods. Dental bridges are literally used for bridging the gap between one or more missing teeth. Missing teeth or gaps between teeth can turn out to be an embarrassing situation for many individuals out there. As such, those suffering from such conditions tend to forget smiling openly and lose self-confidence drastically. However, with proper dental bridge treatment, such individuals can restore their smile and lost confidence all over again.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is composed of two or more crowns of teeth on either side of the teeth gap and a false tooth or teeth in between for bridging the existing gap. The two or more anchoring teeth are referred to as “abutment teeth”. The false teeth are referred to as “pontics”. These could be made out of alloys, porcelain, gold, or even a combination of the available materials. Dental bridges are given support by the natural teeth or dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Bridges
When you go for the high-end dental bridge treatment, the dental bridges are able to:
- Restore your sparkling smile
- Restore your ability to chew & speak properly
- Maintain the overall shape & contours of your face
- Distribute the forces of your biting or chewing properly across the mouth by replacing the missing tooth or teeth
- Prevent the remaining teeth to drift out of position
Types of Dental Bridges Available
- Traditional Dental Bridges: Consist of creating the crown for the implant or the tooth on either side of the missing teeth with a pontic placed in between.
- Cantilever Bridges: Utilized when there are adjacent teeth on only a single side of the missing tooth or teeth.
- Maryland Bonded Bridges: Also referred to as a Maryland bridge or a resin-bonded bridge, these dental bridges are made out of porcelain, plastic teeth, or porcelain fused to metals and the gums are supported by a porcelain or metal framework.
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