A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is located over a tooth which is used to establish and preserve your tooth structure. Crowns are formed of a hard, white substance that will maintain the natural look of your teeth.
A bridge, also known as a fixed removable denture, is made to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges can be supported in any of three ways - by natural teeth, implants or a combination of teeth and implants.
Dental crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are bonded onto the teeth. Crowns are commonly used to cover a damaged tooth thoroughly. They are bonded to the tooth surrounding the space where the tooth once stood. Bridges and crowns can last a lifetime with proper care and attention. You must practice good oral hygiene to assure the survival of the crown or bridge. If dental disease damages the teeth, the bridge may lose its support.
For more information on how Crowns and Bridges may restore your smile and confidence, please call Sherwood Park Dental today.