A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover a tooth and restore its shape. A dental crown is used to restore a tooth that has a large filling, a tooth that is cracked, chipped, or broken, a tooth that is worn down, or a tooth that has suffered significant decay. A dental crown can also cover a tooth that is cosmetically unappealing.
A porcelain-fused-to-metal is a metal base with a layer of porcelain fused on top of it. This is a common type of crown, especially for children, since metal is durable.
A porcelain-fused-to-ceramic crown is another type of crown that has great strength and longevity. It is metal-free, meaning it has a white coloring. This could be a better option for patients with metal allergies.
All-ceramic dental crowns are the most aesthetic option. These crowns look the most like natural teeth because the porcelain is tinted to match the surrounding teeth. All-ceramic crowns can be used for both front and back teeth, making them a versatile treatment. Porcelain crowns have a natural appearance because they are made to match the size and shape of your natural teeth.
All-metal crowns are the most durable crown option. However, because they are made of metal, they are the least expensive option and a poor choice for front teeth.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement option that is supported by two dental crowns or caps. The crowns fit over your existing teeth and hold a replacement tooth in place between them. The replacement tooth is called a pontic.
Bridges are made from a combination of materials, including metals, alloys, porcelain, and ceramic. Porcelain and ceramic have a natural look that closely matches your natural teeth.
While crowns and bridges are both restorations, they are placed on two different tooth structures. A crown covers the entire tooth, from the gum line to the tip of the tooth, whereas a bridge involves two crowns being placed on the teeth next to the gap.
When your tooth has been damaged by decay or injury, dental crowns are often the best option to restore it. A bridge, on the other hand, is a dental device that “bridges” the gap between two teeth. Dental bridges will fill the gap left behind by a missing tooth or teeth while restoring your smile.
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