It is mostly used in restorative dental procedures, porcelain crowns and bridges play a vital role in keeping your mouth functioning properly after a tooth is lost or removed. Unlike removable like dentures, Crowns and bridges are cemented place- but not permanent like dental implants.Crowns and bridges are usually used to fix an existing dental issue and it even used to prevent future issue.
Crowns are often used to help strength a tooth when there isn't enough tooth remaining to hold the filling in place.It is also used to protect week teeth from breaking, cover dental implants and restore broken tooth. Your dentist may also suggest dental crowns as to way to hide teeth that are discolored or misshaped. Today crowns are made from porcelain, ceramic or some type of resin though they can also be made from gold alloy or nickel.
Dental bridges are used to literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A dental bridge is comprised of one or more artificial teeth that are held in place by two dental crowns. When you loose a tooth, the bridges attached to surrounding teeth for support and fill in the void with artificial teeth. Dental bridges, while temporary, help keep smiles functioning normally after a tooth is lost or removed.