A crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are commonly used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure, such as root canal therapy, or to repair a cracked or chipped tooth. Likewise, a dental bridge is a great way to replace missing teeth without causing further oral health issues. At Rockville Dentistry Plus, we offer these types of restorations to provide both functional and aesthetic benefits.
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength and improve its appearance. Each crown is custom-made for each tooth to match the rest of your teeth. The crowns look natural and are strong and durable. They can be made from metal, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic material. Dental crowns are cemented into place and completely cover the visible portion of the tooth from the gum lineup.
When Would I Need Dental Crowns?
A dental crown may be used for various reasons, such as strengthening or protecting a weak tooth, holding a dental bridge in place, or covering a tooth with a root canal. In addition, a crown can be used to improve the appearance of a tooth that is misshapen or discolored, to conceal a dental implant, or to prevent tooth decay from spreading to surrounding teeth.
Dental bridges are an excellent option for patients of any age and can be used to fill in the gaps in your smile caused by one or more missing teeth. This restorative treatment can also be used to replace several consecutive missing teeth as well as one missing tooth in the middle. In addition to restoring your ability to eat and speak correctly, a bridge also improves the look of your smile by filling the gap left by the missing teeth.
When Would I Need Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge is a custom-made fixed restoration to look like your natural teeth. The teeth on either side of the space are crowned and the bridge in the middle is bonded to fill in the gap and restore your smile. This treatment replaces one or more missing teeth in a row. And it’s attached to healthy teeth on either side for support and stability. Because of the way they’re made, they can be held in place permanently. And because they’re cemented in the mouth, they don’t accidentally come off like dentures or partials.
Dental crowns and bridges replace missing teeth or restore damaged ones. If you are missing a tooth and want to learn more, visit Rockville Dentistry Plus at 152 Rollins Ave #204, Rockville, MD, or call 240-669-8268 to schedule an appointment.