Sometimes, patients may need to undergo crowns or bridges to restore their smiles and help them eat and communicate properly. A crown is a cap that is placed over the part of the tooth that is above the gum line. This helps to protect a tooth that has been damaged from further trauma or decay. Crowns can also help patients who have teeth that have worn down so much that what is left is too small for fillings to repair. Bridges are a set of artificial teeth that are used to replace missing teeth in a row. Bridges can be used for either the upper or lower set of teeth and are held in place by dental crowns. At Thakkar Dental, we can color match both bridges and crowns to your natural teeth to help preserve your smile’s appearance.
A crown is a cap cemented into place over the remaining structure of a prepared tooth to completely cover it while simultaneously reducing sensitivity and improving its function and appearance. With the proper care, a dental crown should last as long as the original tooth. If the treated tooth is damaged by trauma or cavities in the future, the crown can be restored rather than replaced. Given their versatility, dental crowns are also frequently used for restoring teeth following root canal therapy.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
A dental crown can be used in cosmetic dentistry to cover teeth that are misshapen, discolored, or misshapen due to trauma or other injuries. Dentists can also use it to protect teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. The crown strengthens the tooth and helps prevent further decay. In some cases, a dental implant and an abutment can replace the need for a dental crown.
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic used to replace one or more missing teeth in a row using a crown and one or more artificial teeth, known as pontics. The abutment teeth are crowns on each side of the artificial tooth or teeth. These crowns are cemented to the two prepared adjacent natural teeth. Thus is the bridge permanently bonded into place and made to last for decades in your mouth. Dental bridges are a highly aesthetic option for replacing missing teeth because they’re made with the look and feel of natural teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
A bridge not only fills the gap in your smile but also prevents other teeth from shifting out of place or moving into the space left by the missing tooth. This would have caused misalignment, which is the last thing you want to deal with regarding your dental health. Getting a bridge for your teeth will restore your smile to its former glory and allow you to eat and speak properly again!
Dental crowns and bridges are made specifically to fit your smile. For the best dental care, visit Thakkar Dental at 1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380, or call (610) 436-4512.
1595 McDaniel Drive, Rts 3 and 352, West Chester, PA 19380