Crown and Bridge work
What does crown work mean?
If much of a tooth has been lost and it cannot be repaired with a filling, a crown may be considered.
A crown is a durable solution that is placed around the chipped tooth in order to preserve your own tooth. The color and shape of the crown are almost the same as your own teeth. There are several materials for crowns, the most common being porcelain. A crown can also be placed over an implant if a tooth or molar is missing.
Before a crown can be placed, the affected tooth or molar must be prepared to create space for the crown. The dentist then makes an impression of the polished tooth and sends the impression to the dental laboratory. The dental technician makes the crown in such a way that it fits exactly to your teeth. In order to protect the polished tooth in the meantime, the dentist will place a temporary crown. The final crown will be sent back to the dentist, who will fit it to you. If everything fits your teeth properly, the crown will be fixed.
The teeth eventually form a beautiful and natural whole.
What does bridge work mean?
In some cases, a bridge is a great alternative when one or more teeth are missing. In that case, the adjacent elements are used to create a hold for a bridge. The intermediate piece, also called a “dummy,” will then replace the missing element.
The treatment of a bridge is similar to the treatment of a crown. Before placing a bridge, the dentist will first polish the teeth, on which the bridge will be placed, to create space. The dentist will make impressions of the polished teeth and send them to the dental laboratory. The dental technician will then fabricate the bridge. In the meantime, the dentist will place a temporary bridge and will eventually secure the final bridge.
Also with a bridge, the end result is a beautiful and natural look. It is also possible to place a bridge on implants.