Crown and bridge treatment is a long-term method of replacing missing teeth. A crown is placed on an individual tooth, (somewhat like a thimble over your finger) where there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling.
A bridge spans a space where one or more teeth have been lost in the dental arch. The teeth on either end of the span are crowned, and are referred to as abutments.
Ceramic Crowns are used to restore the shape, strength and function of a decayed tooth.After a tooth has had a Root Canal Treatment, the tooth has a tendency to fracture. To prevent this, the tooth is reinforced with a Crown.
The most commonly used one is the Ceramic Fused to Metal crown. The strength comes from the metal, and the natural look which matches that of the adjacent teeth comes from the Ceramic that is fused to the metal. The tooth then can be used normally for both looks and for eating.
Ceramic Bridges are used to replace teeth that have had to be removed for some unavoidable reason. In those cases where a tooth that has been previously removed and needs to be replaced, the commonest, quickest and a very efficient option is that of a Ceramic Bridge.
In the making of a Ceramic Bridge the adjacent teeth are used as supports. Just as the name suggests these adjacent teeth allow us to Bridge the gap between them by replacing the missing tooth. This is a fixed structure and does not need to be removed on a daily basis for cleaning.
It matches the natural teeth so well both in looks and in function, that it becomes a part of the mouth in totality. A Bridge is so comfortable that after a while the person forgets that he has a replaced tooth in his mouth. This the best testimonial that can be given by any patient.
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