Crowns & Bridges

What's the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?

A dental crown can cap a damaged or decaying tooth or be placed on top of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

Bridges, on the other hand, are solely used to replace missing teeth. They have two crowns – one on either end – and a bridge of replacement teeth that rest in the area of the gums where there is tooth loss. The crowns at the ends of a bridge can fuse to existing teeth, or can be attached to dental implants.

In conclusion, whichever of these replacement tooth options is best for you, they can be vital in maintaining your oral health. Gaps in areas of loss can cause your other teeth to begin rotating or shifting into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite, as well as other health issues.

Dental crowns, also known as "caps," preserve the functionality of damaged teeth

Crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material to protect it from breaking. Materials to choose from include gold, porcelain fused to gold, porcelain fused to Zirconia, and all porcelain.

Bridges are an extension of the dental crown treatment

Crowns may be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore functionality of a tooth with excessive decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The purpose of a dental crown is to encase a needy tooth with a custom-designed material to protect it from breaking. Materials to choose from include gold, porcelain fused to gold, porcelain fused to Zirconia, and all porcelain.

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