In the circumstances that teeth have lost some of their structure, a crown or cap can be offered as a solution. They have various advantages and are offered in different types, including full porcelain and full metal crowns. Your Boston crowns dentist can discuss which one can be most beneficial for you.
Crowns can also be used to attach a bridge if surrounding teeth structure is missing or insufficient. A bridge is used to replace single or multiple missing teeth. They are designed for cosmetic appeal and restore proper occlusion. They are custom-made from a number of materials, which include porcelain and metals.
Although bridges do not have the permanent features of a crown or cap, they can be bonded to adjacent teeth and be removable only by the dentist.
Both crowns and bridges are created to replicate the color, height, texture, and general appearance of your teeth. They are designed to last for your lifetime, which will help you avoid replacing them unless they become damaged or loose. By practicing consistent and high quality oral hygiene, you can extend the longevity of your crowns and bridges. It is important to schedule regular dental visits as well.
To learn more about dental crowns and bridges or schedule a consultation, please call our office today.