Dental prosthetics are on the rise! With new and improved ways to restore damaged teeth, patients are now walking out of dental practices happier than ever before. In the earlier days, when tooth extractions used to be the final resort to retaining gum and bone health of the oral cavity, improved dental restorative methods can now keep them instead of getting rid of them. Crowns and bridges are teeth replacement prosthetic structures that are designed to give your smile a natural look. They are designed to stay durable and are made out of biocompatible material that makes them completely harmless.
What are crowns?
Crowns are cap-like restorations that are capable of completely covering the enamel above the gum line. Although crowns may seem to function like veneers, the former is suggested in situations when a major part of the natural tooth needs replacing. Crowns are designed to stand as strong, durable, and virtually indistinguishable replacements for your lost missing teeth. Ceramic crowns are a popular choice for patients as they impart a natural and healthy appearance.
What are bridges?
Bridges serve as fixed dental restorations that are used to efficiently replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge is generally a combination of two or three crowns that are attached to each other. The false teeth would be in between two abutment teeth. False teeth are known as pontics and the adjacent attachments are known as abutments. They are an excellent solution to replace your lost or missing teeth.
What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?
Fixed restorations such as crowns and bridges have a lot to offer to the patient.
- Restores strength
- Retains aesthetics
- Prevents shifting of teeth
- Improves appearance
- Restores teeth alignment
- Corrects bite issues.
Discover new means to restore your teeth with crowns and bridges today. To find out more about dental restorations, request an appointment with Nancy Trinh DDS today. Feel free to call us at (408) 226-8620 or request an appointment online.