One of the most common dental issue is Missing tooth/teeth and DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGE is one of the reasonable and reliable option to fix it .When we talk about Crown And Bridge Treatment, it means we are referring to a broad range of dental treatments. Unlike removable devices like dentures, both crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.
When is crown and bridge treatment used or advised by a dentist?
Teeth are the strongest part of your body but they are prone to destructions. Accidents and injuries break or damage the teeth which spoil your oral functioning. The crown and bridge treatment replaces the missing teeth and rebuilds the damaged ones. And, eventually improves your smile.
Importance of crown and bridge treatment
The oral section of your body is structurally framed and dynamically balanced. If you have a look in the mirror, you will find that teeth are properly arranged so when even a single tooth is lost, the entire Occlusion is spoiled.
The primary focus of dental crowns is to improve the appearance, shape, and alignment of your teeth by fixing broken/chipped teeth, cover dental implant and always recommended after endodontic treatment to reinforce the brittle tooth structure after RCT.Bridges can replace missing teeth and avoid unnecessary tooth movement resulting in mispositioning of the teeth and in turn leading gum issues. So, getting a crown and bridge treatment is important.
What are crowns and bridges made of?
Crowns and bridges are manufactured using porcelain/ceramic, noble metals(gold), stainless steel, zirconia, and non-precious metals too.
The longevity of crown and bridge treatment
The treatment is for a lifetime but only if you practice good oral health hygiene. If you stay careless towards your oral health, chances are you will lose or suffer from the loss of crowns and bridges due to secondary dental caries, toothfracture or gum diseases.
The best practice to follow for good oral health hygiene is brushing your teeth twice daily using fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Besides, you should see your dentist regular check-ups and professional cleanings.
So once again, don’t be disappointed if you have a missing or chipped tooth, it definitely can be managed with a crown /bridge with a complete resemblance to your natural dentition!!