A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is used to restore teeth that have lost their structure. Crowns are manufactured using a variety of materials ranging from porcelain to metal. Just like a crown is used to replace a single tooth, bridges are used as replacements for multiple missing teeth. Bridges are bonded to your surrounding teeth and can only be removed by a dentist.
Both bridges and crowns are made to look like the rest of your natural teeth. During the installation of a dental bridge, crowns may be used to securely attach both ends of the bridge if the surrounding teeth do not have enough structure to support the bridge. Crowns may also be used to cover sites that have recently received dental implants or a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment.
Crowns and bridges are easy to maintain if you follow good oral hygiene and visit your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.
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If you have missing teeth and are looking for crown and bridge based replacements, schedule an appointment at Lifetime Dental of San Bernardino. Call us at (909) 890-1206.