Crowns and Bridges mdm_admin
Crowns can be used both to rebuild worn or broken down teeth, and for cosmetic reasons such as when veneers cannot be used.
In many cases, a crown is the best way to save an existing tooth and strengthen it. The crown fits over the tooth and replaces the part of the tooth that is seen above the gums.
Nowadays with modern dental ceramics and bonding techniques, crowns can be made that are indistinguishable from natural teeth, and are very durable.
A bridge provides a long-lasting and natural-feeling solution to a number of missing teeth.
It uses crowns on the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth or teeth to support a replacement tooth. So the healthy teeth are the supports on the ends of the ‘bridge’ and the replacement tooth ‘hangs’ in the space between, ‘bridging’ the space. Unlike dentures, a bridge is not removable and feels just like you have your natural teeth back, so you chew and clean around them just like your natural teeth.