At some time you may require a crown. It may be needed to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking, or restore one that is already broken. It is also a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped, or to cover a dental implant.
A crown is most often used when a tooth cannot be restored with an onlay or direct restoration. A crown covers the entire chewing surface and sides of the tooth, makes your tooth stronger while improving its appearance.
What is a Bridge?
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth may shift toward the empty space. This can cause stress to your bite and badly affect the remaining teeth. A bridge is a dental restoration that can be used to replace the space of one or more teeth that have been lost.
How is a Bridge attached?
A fixed Bridge is commonly cemented to the teeth adjacent to the gap. A false tooth is connected in the middle of the crowns, which are cemented to the adjacent teeth.
Caring for your Bridge…
It is extremely important to provide proper care for your dental bridge. A bridge can lose its support if the surrounding teeth or jawbone begin to suffer damage from dental disease. Make sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss. Don’t forget to clean the areas under, around and between the bridge and your natural teeth.
For more information, call Oak Park Dental at 337-478-3232.