Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are alternatives to dentures. Unlike removable dentures, dental crowns are affixed, and bridges function similarly to natural teeth. However, the best choice to replace missing teeth depends on your oral health, condition, and goals. At Lakeview Dental Clinic, we offer both options dental crowns and bridges. Schedule a consultation with our dentist today. We will examine your mouth and determine which option is best suited to you.
Dental Crown - What Is It?
A crown is a tooth-like cap that is firmly placed on the tooth. It restores the size, appearance, and shape of the tooth. It is an excellent choice when you want to:
Among the many types of dental crowns are:
Dental Bridge - What Is It?
As the name suggests, a bridge features two or more crowns on the side of a gap left by your missing tooth. A false or artificial tooth is placed in the middle, called a pontic. A pontic can be made from different materials like gold, porcelain, or alloy. A dental bridge helps fill the gap created by a lost tooth (teeth). It is further supported by implants or your natural teeth. This treatment is a suitable choice for decayed teeth or teeth that are physically damaged. Moreover, an abscess is also treated with dental bridges.
Some of the popular types of dental bridges include:
The first visit for dental crowns is for examination and preparation. The dentist will take an X-ray of your mouth and an impression. Next, they will place the crown during your second visit.
The procedure for dental bridges is similar to dental crowns. However, follow-up visits to the dentist after getting a bridge are more. These are needed to ensure everything functions properly.
Schedule a consultation with us today.