What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are also known as caps, are a type of dental restoration that encircles, or caps, 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 as esthetic use, 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. In between the two visits, a temporary crown is worn. As soon as the crown gets ready, it is cemented on the place.
Alternatively, by using the CEREC device, the same day crown can also be fabricated. In this situation, the crown is created in just a few minutes and then cemented into place at the first visit itself.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge is a great way of replacing the missing teeth. A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that is attached to your already existing teeth. Dental bridges are customized and blended beautifully with the surrounding teeth, giving you the ability to speak, chew, and smile again.
What is the procedure of getting a dental bridge placed?
It should take two visits to place a dental bridge. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the 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 bridge.
As the new teeth get ready, the second visit occurs. During this visit, the temporary bridge is removed, and the permanent bridge is fitted and cemented in its place. It gives natural-looking teeth, which will enhance your confidence and smile.
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