Do you know why teeth may need a crown or a bridge put in place? An integral part of modern dentistry there is a number of reasons why these would be used within the mouth. A dental insert like this ensures that the structure of the mouth remains stable and in place when there are gaps, damage, or spaces present. Whether protecting repaired damage or holding a tooth in place, these can be effective methods of restoring both the strength and image of your mouth. Read on to find out more!
How It Works
A crown will cover a damaged tooth to both protect it and ensure it isn’t damaged further or encroached on by a surrounding tooth. In crown bridge teeth, a bridge is used to fill a gap when a tooth has been completely removed to stop the mouth from shifting or reforming the dental structure. Gaps left by extractions or damage can eventually cause the remaining dental structure to rotate or shift into the empty spaces. This in turn can cause a misaligned bite to form over time as well as create other spaces in the mouth. When you have open spaces it leaves room for bacteria to build up and can form a range of gum infections and diseases if left unseen. These are situations best avoided by ensuring you have the proper elements installed and the right care for your mouth. These inserts can be cemented to the natural teeth or implants put in the empty space beneath, or they can be designed as removable denture type fittings. With both of these dental solutions, you have a choice of material as well as colour design to ensure they match your existing colour perfectly. Porcelain or ceramic can both be matched to the colour of your natural dental structure so these are most commonly opted for when possible.
How Are They Made?
Before either component can be made, the existing tooth must be reduced in size or removed completely so that the crown or bridge will fill the gap in the most ideal way. Your dental professional will take moulds and ensure all elements are correct before creating and installing. If porcelain is to be used, your dentist will make sure to design and align the correct shade, in order to match the colour of your existing elements. Using this impression professionals can construct a fitting that will sit ideally in the mouth.
When considering damaged teeth, a crown or bridge can be integral to the health and longevity of your mouth and dental structure. When you trust our professional team we can ideally cater to all your dental hygiene and care needs. Whether check-ins or procedures, be sure to have all the information when looking at the dental process. Contact us today to find out more!