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Understanding the Difference Between Dental Crowns And Bridges

Posted on 2/22/2021 by Dr. VanBrunt
Understanding the Difference Between Dental Crowns And BridgesIt is rather unusual to hear generic words used in the realms of medical terminology. They are usually medical terms and hard to understand. But these two words are straight forward and speak just of the function that they offer.

A “crown” caps a tooth and a “bridge”, bridges the gap between two or more teeth. Although the procedure might be defined as cosmetic, it does have a strong, long-lasting impact on the overall well-being of your teeth as well as your dietary habits. It also benefits the longevity of your oral well-being.

All You Need to Know About Crowns

Our dentists recommend the use of a crown in certain situations such as a chipped, broken or damaged tooth, or to complete a dental implant, or even to alter the shape and alignment of your teeth. These crowns are usually made of ceramic or porcelain and on occasions are even made of gold and other metal alloys. These alloys are usually fixed on the rear of the mouth to enhance teeth strength.

All You Need to Know About Bridges

A bridge is used to fill the gap between two teeth. When this gap is filled with a bridge, your set of teeth appear uniform and balanced. This bridge also improves your facial appearance and makes sustaining oral well-being easier. If this is a bridge in the front of your mouth you will be happy to know that no one would be able to tell the difference since it looks just like your natural teeth.

To know more, give us a call and we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to assess what treatment is best for your dental condition. Both processes are painless and are also long-lasting. Maintaining a crown or a bridge is both convenient and easy.

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