Crowns and bridges are recommended for patients who need to fill gaps in their smile.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown can often be called a "dental cap". A dental crown is simply a material that covers an entire tooth, different than a filling, which only covers part of the tooth.
When are dental crowns used?
When a filling is not large enough to fill a large crack, crowns for your teeth might be recommended.
Larger cracks are usually treated by placing a crown that envelopes the tooth with a strong protective covering and helps prevent fracture or nerve damage by further progression of the crack.
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What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is adhered on either side of one or more missing teeth, in order to replace the missing tooth or teeth.
How long do dental bridges last?
Depending on the patient's amount of decay, dental bridges may last up to 20 years. They are only to be removed by dentists and are considered generally permanent solutions for your missing teeth.