Restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth
Crown and bridge are common dental procedures used to restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth.
A crown is a dental restoration that completely covers a damaged or decayed tooth above the gum line. It is also known as a dental cap and is made of various materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these. Crowns are used to restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of a tooth and may also be used to cover a dental implant or support a dental bridge.
A bridge, on the other hand, is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth.
It consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, that are held in place by dental crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are typically made of porcelain or ceramic and are custom-made to match your natural teeth.
Both crown and bridge procedure are typically performed over two or more dental visits. During the first visit, the dentist will prepare the affected tooth or teeth and take impression of your mouth. The impressions are then used to create the custom crown or bridge in a dental laboratory. During the second visit, the permanent crown or bridge is cemented in place using dental bonding agents.