Some unfortunate accidents might result in a chipped or missing tooth. To restore your tooth, a dental crown or bridge can be of great help. Crowns and bridges are restorations placed over an existing tooth or implant. Our dentist will check your condition and determine whether your oral condition requires a dental crown or bridge. For a bridgework, a crown is also used to cap and fill in the bridge.
When do you need a dental crown?
A dental crown is used for the following dental issues:
- Cover a damaged tooth,
- Cover a chipped tooth
- Cover a too decayed or dull tooth
- Cover an implant
- Cover a tooth after root canal
- Cover a fractured or weak tooth
- Cover a tooth in bad shape
A crown is a cap-like structure that does not need much of the original tooth structure to function well. After a root canal, a crown is used to cap the original tooth to prevent any damage in the future. A crown is usually made of porcelain or ceramic, and these materials match the color of your actual teeth. It usually requires a couple of visits to your dentist to get a dental crown placed.
When do you need a dental bridge?
If you are missing one or more teeth, then you can go with a dental bridge. Missing teeth need an immediate solution; otherwise, it can result in issues like shifting of the surrounding teeth, gum disease, etc. These bridges take the support of the healthy teeth surrounding the missing tooth area and act as replacement tooth/teeth.
Do dental crown and bridge need any extra care?
You need to take care of these replacement teeth just the way you for your natural teeth. You should brush and floss daily and go for a routine dental visit.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us to have a consultation with our dentists in your nearest location, and we will be happy to help.