CROWNS and BRIDGES
Crown and bridge
treatment can be the perfect cosmetic dental
procedure for someone dealing with tooth loss.
When just one tooth is missing, a lot of other
problems can occur. The remaining teeth can
shift, or there might be an occurence of decay,
bone loss, or periodontal disease. But
a crown and bridge can help stave off this
domino effect of dental problems.
Read on to learn just what crowns and bridges
are and to find out the benefits of this treatment.
A crown is a prosthetic tooth that is placed
over an existing tooth. It is often called a
cap, a vivid term which actually may help readers
to better understand what a crown is. Crowns
serve a number of functions, the first of which
is to act as an anchor for the attachment of
a bridge, something that is explained in detail
below. Crowns are also commonly used as a support
when a tooth is at a point that it can no longer
filling. Broken or fractured teeth can also benefit
from a crown, as it would act as protection for
the tooth structure. In call cases, fitting a
crown over your natural tooth can improve, support,
and strengthen its appearance.
A bridge is a dental piece that fills in gaps
by being anchored to the surrounding natural
teeth are fit
with crowns to hold the replacement teeth down.
Crowns and bridges are made up of quality material
like semiprecious or precious metals,
porcelain or often of a combination of the two
fused together. You and your doctor can discuss
the best option for you, considering both appearance
Understanding Why You Need
Crown and Bridge Treatment.
A lot of more serious dental problems can arise
from the loss of a tooth. No matter how the damage
originally occured, be it decay, an accident,
or gum disease, it can spiral into other problems.
For example, the new space can change the fit
of teeth and functionality of the jaw, causing
shifting of remaining teeth. Gum disease or further
bone damage can occur from the shifting of the
gap's opposing remaining tooth. Changes in chewing
patterns may cause further tooth loss if the
original missing one is not replaced.
Understanding the Benefits
of Crown and Bridge Treatment.
Having a crown and bridge treatment done to
correct a missing tooth promises benefits beyond
- provides restoration and maintenance of natural
- prevents unfamiliar stress on remaining,
- maintains proper placement of opposing teeth
- prevents movement of neighboring teeth
- staves off any more potential disease and
- improves ability to chew, speak, and smile