WHY DO I NEED A BRIDGE?
There are two main reasons your dental professional will recommend the use of a bridge. They are:
TYPES OF BRIDGES
A bridge is a partial denture custom-made to literally “bridge the gap” for one or more missing teeth. There are two types of bridges: removable and fixed. Whether removable or fixed, a bridge is anchored in place by abutments. Both removable and fixed bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain or a combination of materials. Porcelain bridges are often bonded to precious or non-precious metal.
A removable bridge is detached by its wearer for daily cleaning and at bedtime. It is prescribed when:
A fixed bridge provides greater stability than a removable bridge because it is permanently anchored to abutments by use of bonding or a crown. Only a dentist or specialist can remove it. Fixed bridges must be cleaned daily using dental floss and a specially made aid.
Missing teeth can often lead to a number of mouth ailments, which include:
WHAT IS A CROWN?
A dental crown restores a tooth’s shape, size, and strength. It fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or dental implant. Once it is permanently bonded in place, only a Dentist or Specialist can remove it.
WHY DO I NEED A CROWN?
There are several reasons your dentist may recommend a crown. Some of these reasons include:
TYPES OF CROWNS
Dr. Rastegar will recommend the best type of crown for your dental restoration needs based on the chewing placement and structure of the tooth or implant that requires protection. There are three types of crowns, which are full porcelain, full metal and porcelain-fused-to-metal.
A gold or other high-noble metal crown offers biocompatibility. A base metal crown is often the least expensive treatment options; however, it lacks biocompatibility and may cause allergic reactions or gum-line discoloration.
While there are several advantages to selecting this type of crown, it requires the removal of more tooth structure than any other type of crowns. This means that there is greater potential for patient discomfort during the treatment procedure.
After a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, Dr Rastegar will discuss
treatment options with you and answer your questions. With proper care and good dental hygiene, the life of a crown can range from 5 to 15 years.
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