Dental Crowns - Robert Perry Dental

Dental Crowns and Dental Bridgesrobert perry dental,Dental Crowns

A dental crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal crowns. Regardless of type, crowns restore both strength and shape of the natural tooth. A full porcelain (or ceramic) crown can either provide superior aesthetics or strength. Full metal crowns such as silver or gold are known for their strength and durability. Additionally, there is also a hybrid option where porcelain is fused to metal, providing a similar aesthetic to a natural tooth while retaining the strength benefits of a metal crown. Dr. Perry will explain the complete advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you since there is no one type to fit all circumstances.

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Dental crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the structure of the surrounding teeth is inadequate. A 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. Although not as permanent as a cap, bridges are bonded to the surrounding teeth and only removable by your dentist.

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 life, 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.

 

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