At Legacy Dental Clinic, dental crowns and bridges are both used to repair broken or damaged teeth. A dental crown is used when a tooth is damaged but still has some healthy structure remaining. A dental bridge is used when a tooth is missing altogether.
A dental crown is designed to completely cover the visible portion of a single tooth. The crown is custom-designed to fit directly on top of the tooth and is made to look natural. Think of a dental crown as a protective shell for a tooth.
A dental bridge is a dental restoration designed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. By using dental crowns as anchors and an artificial tooth or teeth in between, your dentist can restore your smile. The bridge is permanently cemented into place and doesn’t need to be removed daily for cleaning.
Who Are Eligible for Dental Crowns and Bridges?
We can place crowns and bridges on patients of all ages, even those who have experienced tooth loss. If you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, we can restore your smile with crowns and bridges. These restorations not only replace missing teeth, but they help improve both the appearance and function of your smile.
The Advantages of Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns are caps that fit over a damaged tooth, protecting it and strengthening it. A crown can also restore a tooth to its original shape and size.
Crowns can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain, zirconia, ceramic, and porcelain-fused-to-metal. A porcelain crown can be matched to your natural teeth so that it blends in seamlessly. A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown looks natural, but since the metal underneath the porcelain can eventually show through, it’s not a preferred option even though it is more durable than a porcelain crown.
You might get a crown to provide a solid restoration after having tooth decay removed or a large filling placed. Crowns are also often placed after root canals to reinforce the tooth’s structure.
When teeth are broken or worn down, dental crowns and bridges can repair your smile and alleviate symptoms like pain and sensitivity. Dental crowns cover and protect damaged teeth, while bridges permanently replace a tooth or several teeth in a row.
If you’re missing a tooth, your dentist can help you decide if a bridge or a dental implant would work better. Dental bridges are more affordable, but implants are longer-lasting and better for your oral health.
For the best dental care that includes crowns and bridges, visit Legacy Dental Clinic at 4224 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada 060701, or call (825) 467-8888.