Dental crowns are a type of dental restoration that encircles the tooth that is underlying. Crowns help in restoring the shape and appearance of the tooth when the tooth gets severely damaged, for example, following a root canal, a deep cavity, or a deep crack in the tooth.
Dental crowns are also used in attaching bridges, covering the dental implants, or even replacing an existing filling. Dental crowns also serve for aesthetic purposes, covering the discolored or stained tooth and enhancing your appearance.
What is the procedure for having dental crowns?
During the first visit, the dentist reduces the size of the tooth to place the crown. An impression or mold is taken, which is sent to the dental lab where a customized crown is designed. A temporary crown is placed during the time between these two visits. As soon as the crown is ready, it is tried out in your mouth to see if it fits correctly and it pleases you, and if it does, it is cemented on the place.
What is a fixed dental bridge?
A fixed dental bridge is a great way of replacing the missing teeth. A fixed dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that is attached to your already existing teeth. Fixed dental bridges are customized and blend beautifully with the surrounding teeth, giving you the ability to speak, chew, and smile normally again.
What is the procedure of getting a fixed dental bridge placed?
It should take two visits to place a fixed dental bridge. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the teeth next to the missing tooth or teeth for the dental bridge. A mold or impression is taken, and then a temporary dental bridge is placed over the teeth. These impressions are sent to the dental lab, which uses them to create an excellent fitting fixed bridge.
As soon as the bridge is ready, the second visit occurs. During this visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is tried out and if you are satisfied with its fitting and color, the bridge is cemented in its place. You will have natural-looking teeth, which will enhance your confidence and smile.
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