Crowns and Bridges
What are Crowns and Bridges?
While dentistry is constantly advancing, our restorative capabilities have seen some of the most impressive changes. It's possible to rebuild and replace teeth without giving away any signs of dental work. Dr. Sangyoung Lee will work with you to determine exactly what you want to change about your damaged teeth, then choose the treatments that make your goals a reality. Don't hesitate to revitalize worn or broken teeth: you can regain your sense of confidence and dental comfort with restorative dentistry.
Restorative dental work is similar to the cosmetic, although it aims to restore function as it improves a smile's appearance. Dental restorations will improve tooth strength, making it possible for weak natural teeth to thrive. Restorative dentistry also makes it possible for us to replace missing teeth in a stable fashion. If your smile is lacking due to the effects of time and wear, dental restorations could be the right step.
Dental crowns, also called tooth caps, make it possible to restore missing tooth structure. If there’s still natural tooth remaining, a crown will encompass and protect that natural tooth. Crowns may be made of a variety of materials. The most commonly used crowns today are either porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) or all-porcelain. PFM crowns are more durable, but can have aesthetic issues like darkness at the gum line. All-porcelain crowns can be too fragile for back teeth, but look no different from natural teeth.
Bridges combine crowns with false teeth to fill gaps left by missing teeth. A bridge typically consists of crowns on either side of a false tooth (called a pontic). The crowns fit over healthy teeth surrounding the lost tooth, placing the pontic securely in the gap. Dental bridges are usually fixed, bonded to your teeth to become a permanent restorative option.
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