Dental crowns and bridges are among common methods used to restore a tooth that has been severely damaged or lost due to decay, infection, or trauma.
Dental crowns are “caps” that can be placed over a weakened tooth to protect it from further damage, and restore it to normal function. Crowns are designed to match the size, shape, and appearance of your natural teeth.
A dental bridge is a structure made to “bridge” the gap created by one or more missing teeth. The dental work consists of a prosthetic tooth or teeth in the center (pontics), with dental crowns on either side to support it. The crowns help anchor the replacement tooth in place by resting over existing neighboring teeth (abutment teeth).
Dental implants are small metal posts designed to replace a missing tooth’s roots. They are surgically inserted through the gums to create a strong foundation for prosthetic teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are often used as replacement teeth because they are made to match the appearance of your natural teeth. They are fitted onto the dental implant after the healing period to complete the restoration process.
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