Crowns / Bridges 2017-11-15T14:23:54+00:00

CROWNS / BRIDGES

Crowns
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If a tooth is rotted it is more possible to chip and lose sizeable tooth substance. The more prominent hazard is that a break may go beneath the margin of the gum which makes mending more difficult and just about impossible.

Crowns may be combined of several varying materials, gold and porcelain being the most common types.

Bridges

A bridge lets the dentist to supplement lost teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. In essence a false tooth is fitted by being affiliated to a tooth adjacent to it. The disadvantage is that the teeth adjacent to the space have to be preconditioned in a comparable method to a crown in order to accept the bridge. If these teeth already have crowns or large repairs then this is not an issue, the prominent interest however is when these teeth have little or no repairs. One negotiation is the ‘acid etched bridge’, with this type a thin ledge is placed on the back of the neighboring teeth.

One disadvantage of a bridge is that the patient should hold off three months before placement as the ‘gum’ shrinks after a tooth is pulled. If the bridge was customized early on a space could show beneath the fake tooth. At the back of the mouth this may not be a problem, at the front of the mouth however this might come out as a black line along the gum.

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