Dental Crowns and bridges are forms of restorative dentistry. A dental crown is a restoration that covers a tooth in order to strengthen it as well as restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make the tooth stronger or improve the way it looks. Dental Crowns are an excellent solution to restore a smile.
Following circumstances you may need a dental crowns
• A tooth has sustained significant damage due to decay or injury
• You have a cavity that is too large for a filling
• Following the completion of root canal therapy
• For restoration of dental implants
• As protection to prevent a weak tooth from breaking
• To hold a cracked tooth together
Over time, your teeth begin to weaken. This leaves them more susceptible to problems such as decay, discoloration, or cracks. Dental crowns can restore the appearance and function of a tooth that suffers from any or all of these issues.
Dental crown or Dental bridge can be one of following types:
•E-max/ Empress crowns
•Tilite/DLMS (using CAD CAM technology)
•Porcelain fused to metal (PFM)
Each of this crown material has specific purpose and they come with different warranty of 5, 10 and 15 years. We are known to use best laboratory material and equipment using CAD CAM technology and digital dentistry.
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Even when damaged by decay or trauma, our natural teeth are quite durable and can still offer years of functionality with a little bit of dental support. Dental crowns can give that support by providing your tooth a strong, resilient surface. Crowns can also reduce tooth sensitivity and protect teeth from further damage.
It’s important to fill empty gaps as soon as you lose a tooth. When left untreated, open spaces in the mouth cause teeth to shift, which can cause trouble with your bite and oral health.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges replace missing teeth with dental crowns supported by adjacent teeth.
If your teeth are damaged or missing, call Oakwood Family Dental Clinic today to schedule an appointment to discuss dental care, dental bridges and other options. You can call to 470-577-9777. Our Oakwood Family Dental Clinic welcomes patients from nearby communities such as Flowery Branch, MCever, Alandale, Westgate, Gainesville and Atlanta City.
Dental bridges can be essential to fill gaps between teeth making a smile whole and complete. There can be many reasons for Dental bridges including:
•Restore your smile.
•Fill space of missing teeth.
•Maintain facial shape.
•Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
•Restore chewing and speaking ability.
•Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
• Maintain the shape of your face
• Restore your smile
•Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
• Eliminates gaps in your smile
•Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
•Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
• Reduces the risk of gum disease and bone loss
Dental Bridges can be of the following three types
Traditional dental bridges:They are the most common type of dental bridges and have crown on the adjacent teeth or implant with a false tooth in between. They are made of ceramics or porcelain fused to metal.
Cantilever dental bridges:They are not as common and have adjacent teeth only on one side of the missing tooth/teeth. As such, they are used when there is only one missing tooth.
Maryland bonded dental bridges:made of porcelain, plastic teeth and gums that are supported by metal framework. The metal wings are then attached or bonded to the teeth on both sides of the gap. It is also known as resin bonded bridge or Maryland bridge.