A dental crown is one of the most commonly used options in restorative dentistry. It serves to protect a decayed tooth from further damage by capping or crowning the whole tooth.
Perfect for its long-lasting durability, Castlemaine Smiles’ dental crowns are also engineered to look and feel like a natural tooth. With proper care and hygiene, crowning saves you time and money since they can last a long time.
At Castlemaine Smiles we recreate your beautiful smile with the durable dental crowns. Our skilled dentists can give you exactly what you need in no time!
Benefits of getting a crown include:
- strengthening teeth. To cover and protect a tooth that has been weakened, usually due to decay, affecting its chewing capacity.
- restoring teeth to their natural shape and size.
- covering a dental implant.
- protecting a weak tooth from breaking or restoring a broken tooth.
- covering discolored teeth.
- attaching bridges.
- holding a filling. To strengthen a tooth that previously had a large filling and has very little tooth structure left.
- enhancing appearance.
What is a Dental bridge?
Another commonly used method of restorative dentistry is the dental bridge. A dental bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth, filling existing gaps between the patients remaining natural teeth.
A dental bridge is composed of a false tooth/teeth used to fill the space left by tooth loss with two dental crowns on each end to support it. Natural teeth or implants support dental bridges.
It is a permanent solution and cannot be removed from the mouth. This ensures that you have perfect teeth in place without the fear of failure or difficulty in eating, which are very common in removable restorations.
Benefits of Dental Bridges include:
- Fill the gaps left by missing teeth.
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak.
- Maintain normal face structure.
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly.
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
Different types of Dental Crowns and bridges
Dental crowns can be made from various materials. The most common of these are porcelain, gold, and other metals. To arrive at the best type of dental crown for you, it is important to communicate with your dentist.
Porcelain crowns are often used in the front part of the mouth since they closely resemble natural teeth.
Gold crowns are strong and hard. They are often placed in the back of the mouth, as in the molars, since they are for chewing and grinding food.
Dental bridges also come in different types according to their uses and position in the mouth. Your dentist will determine the proper type of bridge for you.
The traditional/conventional bridge is the most common. Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. The Maryland bonded bridge is made of porcelain fused to metal or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework.
Premium quality Crowns and Bridges at Castlemaine Smiles
Castlemaine Smiles provides strong, long-lasting, natural looking crowns and bridges. We take pride in our proven premium quality restorations. We take every precaution to assure you that you are getting the service that you need.
Come visit us today so we can discuss your path to a better smile.
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