What Are the crowns and bridges?
The crowns and the majority of the bridges are prosthetic devices that are placed in a fixed manner. Unlike the removable dentures, which can be removed and cleaned daily, the crowns and fixed bridges are compared and cemented on the existing teeth or implants, and only a dentist can remove them.
How do you operate a dental crown?
A crown is used to completely cover a tooth destroyed. In addition, it can be used to improve the appearance, shape or alignment of the tooth. A crown can also be placed on an implant to achieve the shape and the functional structure of a tooth. It is possible to match the color of the coronas of porcelain or ceramic with their natural teeth. Other materials include the gold and metal alloys, ceramics and acrylics. These alloys tend to be more resistant than the porcelain and are recommended for the back teeth. Sometimes, you might be used porcelain cemented to the external face of a metal crown, thus providing a strong restoration and aesthetically pleasing.
The dentist will recommend a crown for:
-Replace fillings of great size, when there is not enough tooth
-Avoid that a weakened tooth fracture
-Repair a fractured tooth
-Place a jumper
-Cover a dental implant
-Cover a tooth fade or deformed
-Cover a tooth that has undergone a root canal therapy
How are dental bridges?
If you are missing one or more teeth, the dentist will recommend a bridge. The free spaces between the teeth that are missing are doing that, with time, the remaining teeth rotate or move to the empty spaces resulting in an improper bite. The imbalance caused by the missing teeth can also cause gum disease and disorders of the temporomandibular joint (ATM).
The bridges are often used to replace one or more missing teeth, and occupy the space left by the same. The dentist cements the bridges to the natural teeth or implants that surround the empty space. These teeth, called pillars, serve to anchor the bridge. Then, joins a tooth replacement (in the missing space), this tooth is called Pontico, and joins the crowns cover the abutment teeth. As with the crowns, there are various materials to the bridges. The dentist can help you decide which one to use, depending on the location of the tooth or teeth are missing, its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. The color of the bridges of porcelain or ceramic is matched with that of their natural teeth.
How long do the crowns and bridges?
While the crowns and bridges can last for a lifetime, sometimes become loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. If the teeth or bone that argue a bridge are damaged by a dental disease, the bridge will lose support. Keep your healthy teeth and gums by brushing with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, using the child dental and mouthwash daily. Also, refer to the dentist and hygienist periodically to ensure that you will make revisions or controls and professional cleanings.
To prevent damage to the new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.