Dental crowns are custom made restorations used to reinforce the structural integrity of damaged teeth. A common restoration, crowns protect all sides and surfaces of a tooth above the gums. Bridges, a prosthetic made from a series of connected crowns – are used to replace the biting surfaces of missing teeth. Since crowns and bridges must be made to perfect measurements, the process to make them can take a few weeks. Dr. Golab is a skilled general dentist with experience placing a variety of restorations.
Dental crowns, sometimes called “caps”, are a hollowed, tooth-shaped restoration. These restorations can be constructed from metals like gold or natural-looking materials like porcelain. A crown is made to fit over the biting surfaces and all the sides of a diseased or injured tooth. This type of restoration might be recommended for patients with extreme tooth wear, cracked or chipped teeth, teeth with failing restorations, and extensive decay.
While a bridge is made of a series of dental crowns, it is technically used as a prosthetic. Bridges are used to replace missing consecutive teeth by connecting to existing teeth and by providing a replacement for the biting surfaces of teeth. The amount of teeth that can be replaced by a bridge depends on the type of teeth being replaced and their location.
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