Dental Crowns and Bridges Farmington Hills
A dental crown (sometimes called a “cap”) is a prosthetic restoration for severely damaged teeth. A crown will protect the tooth from further damage and restore its original shape and function. Cracks, decay, dental work, and even cosmetic concerns are all reasons that a crown might be placed.
Crowns come in a variety of materials, and each one has its own advantages. They may be full porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or full metal. In some cases, other materials might be used as well. To place a crown, Dr. Karanth will first prepare and shape the tooth so that the crown can be snugly fitted. Impressions will be used to ensure that the crown will match the natural structure and the surrounding teeth.
Missing teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge. This is a visually appealing treatment that restores proper occlusion and keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting into the gap. A bridge is secured to dental crowns placed over each of the adjacent teeth.
Both crowns and bridges are customized to match your preferences and needs, and can be made from a variety of materials. They not only help improve your bite, but offer a cosmetic improvement. Dental bridges are not quite as permanent as crowns, but as they are bonded to the surrounding teeth they can only be removed by your dentist.
With proper care, most crowns and bridges will last for life. There is no need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. Practicing good oral hygiene and keeping up with regular dental visits will help prolong the durability of these devices.
If you are interested in dental crowns or bridges, make an appointment at Pearl Dental for your consultation today.