A crown is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a tooth in order to protect, restore, or improve the appearance of teeth. The crown is placed over the natural tooth, fully encasing it. They are hollow restorations that fit over the entire visible surface of a tooth. Dental crowns can be made from different materials, including metal, porcelain, or other ceramic. Most dentists recommend porcelain crowns, as they look the most natural.
A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth in a row. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns that fit over existing teeth or dental implants. The teeth or implants to which a bridge is attached are called abutment teeth. The bridge is bonded to abutment teeth or implants.
Bridges are attached to abutment teeth or implants with cement. This cement helps secure the bridge to the abutment teeth or implants, which improves the strength and integrity of the bridge.
The primary difference between dental crowns and bridges is their purpose. A bridge replaces one or more missing teeth, while a crown is a restoration that is placed over an existing tooth to strengthen it.
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth in a row. A crown restoration is used to treat a tooth that is damaged, cracked, or has experienced severe decay. A crown may also be used for cosmetic purposes when the patient wants to improve the appearance of their smile.
Sometimes, a tooth may be damaged beyond repair, and it may need to be removed. A bridge can take the place of a missing tooth. A crown can be used when a tooth is cracked or broken. A crown can restore the structural integrity of a tooth.
This depends on how well you care for your teeth and your oral hygiene habits. You should brush and floss daily to keep your teeth clean. You should also avoid chewing on hard foods, such as ice or hard candy.
You should also visit our dental office regularly, usually once every six months. We will check your teeth and gums for signs of decay. Your dentist can help you determine the best treatment plan for your specific needs.
To learn more about the dental services offered by Azalea Road Dental, call Dentist Mobile, AL at (251) 666-1310 or schedule an appointment online.
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Mobile, AL 36609
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