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Crowns are used to strengthen a damaged tooth or improve the appearance, shape, or alignment of a tooth. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth.
Patients with severely decayed, misshapen, damaged, or discolored teeth or those with a dental implant. A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
The tooth (or teeth) to be receiving a crown or bridge must first be reduced in size to allow the crown or bridge to fit over it properly. Then, an impression of the patient's teeth will be taken to create a mold for the crown or bridge to be modeled on. While the crown or bridge is being made, a temporary crown will be put in place to protect the prepared tooth. Once the permanent crown or bridge is prepared, the temporary crown will be replaced and the permanent crown will be cemented over the prepared tooth.Get a Free Online