Experience Cosmetic And Functional Results With Crowns And Bridges-pp点点通2006

Health Are you missing a tooth or multiple teeth? Is your tooth discolored, cracked or chipped? If so, dental crowns and bridges might be an appropriate solution to restoring function and aesthetics to your smile. The use of crowns and bridges refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. A crown may be created to restore an individually damaged tooth back to its original form and function, while a bridge may be used to replace one or more missing teeth. These restorations are permanently placed onto your teeth and are often referred to as "fixed" dentistry as opposed to a restoration of missing teeth with removable appliances or partial dentures. Crowns: The Basics Dental crowns are synthetic caps, which are usually fabricated of a material such as porcelain, and placed on the top of a tooth. They are used to restore your tooth to its normal shape and size, as well as to strengthen and improve the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are necessary when a tooth is broken down and fillings won’t solve the problem. If a tooth is cracked, a crown holds the tooth together to seal the cracks, preventing the damage from becoming worse. In addition, crowns can be used to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or to cover badly shaped and discolored teeth. Your dentist may recommend a crown to: Replace a large filling when there is not enough tooth remaining. Protect a weak tooth from fracturing. Restore a fractured tooth. Attach a bridge. Cover a dental implant. Cover a poorly shaped tooth. Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment. The main goal is to create a crown that looks like a natural tooth. This is why your dentist takes an impression of your teeth. In order to achieve a desired look, a number of factors need to be considered: color, bite, shape and length of your natural teeth. Any of these factors can significantly affect your appearance. If you are looking for a specific cosmetic look for your crown, communicate with your dentist your expectations. When the procedure is complete, your teeth will not only be stronger, but they will be more attractive as well. Dental Bridges: The Basics When you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, it shows when you smile. Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Since they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of your teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth. Sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, dental bridges are semi-permanent and are bonded to your existing teeth or implants. Some bridges are removable and can be cleaned by the wearer, while others need to be removed by your dentist. Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make your bridge appliances. While crowns and bridges can potentially last a lifetime, it is important to maintain proper oral hygiene in order to ensure longevity. As with other cosmetic procedures, crowns and bridges are not suitable for everyone. Proper consultation with your dentist in Lombard, Elmhurst and Hinsdale can ensure optimal results for the restoration of your smile. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: