A dental crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure or have had a ROOT CANAL TREATMENT. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal crowns.
Dental crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the structure of the surrounding teeth is inadequate. A Fixed bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. Even bridges are permanent crowns bonded together to replace a missing tooth.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for a long time, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings. Bridges need special flossing devices called floss-threaders to get underneath the crown to clean the gum area daily. This prolongs the life of the bridge by keeping bacteria out of the area between the gum and the crown.
Thank you for choosing us to be your dental health care providers in the Inglewood, CA area. Following a good oral hygiene routine and receiving regular dental check ups are ways to keep your smile and healthy body.