Top Rated Aesthetic Dental Procedures In Bay Area
Restorative dentistry techniques overlap with cosmetic dentistry procedures in reinforcing damaged teeth. Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented to natural teeth or implants. Both of these help in restoring a natural look, feel and function.
Crowns are tooth-shaped covers placed over damaged teeth. They are used to cover damaged, cracked and chipped teeth. Crowns mask imperfections and match the color, shape, and size of surrounding teeth.
Why Do We Crown Teeth?
- To attach a bridge.
- For strengthening broken and weakened teeth.
- For protecting teeth from fractures.
- For filling spaces to achieve a regular appearance.
- To improve the texture of discolored teeth.
An unfilled space can make the surrounding teeth get out of position. This affects oral health and can make you more susceptible to diseases. Bridge, known as a removable denture, is a custom device anchored to neighboring teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. It gives a natural and youthful appearance to the replaced tooth and is strong and permanent.
They are fabricated similar to crowns and can be made of porcelain fused to metal or full gold. There are three types of bridges:
- Traditional Bridge
It is made from ceramics or porcelain fused to metal. A pontic is placed over the abutment and dental crowns are made for the teeth on either side of it.
- Cantilever Bridge
It is used when two teeth are missing from either side of the missing tooth. A cantilever bridge is held in the mouth by one or more crowns on only one side of the space where a tooth is missing.
- Maryland Bridge
Maryland bonded bridge consists of a metal framework with "wings" on each side. It is made from a metal framework where the false tooth is attached to the porcelain wings that are cemented to the two abutment teeth.
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