Crowns & Bridges
When a tooth is heavily damaged it is more likely to fracture and lose sizeable tooth matter. The greater risk is that a chip may go beneath the margin of the gum which makes fixing more problematic and almost impossible.
Crowns may be composed of multiple different materials, gold and porcelain being the most common types.
A bridge lets the dentist to lost teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. fundamentally a false tooth is fastened by being affiliated to a tooth next to it. The disadvantage is that the teeth close to the area have to be equipped in a corresponding method to a crown in order to assume the bridge. If these teeth already have crowns or extensive repairs then this is not a issue, the major worry however is when these teeth have small amounts or no restorations. One accommodation is the ‘acid etched bridge’, with this form a flat ledge is placed on the rear of the close teeth.
One disadvantage of a bridge is that the patient should wait three months before placement as the ‘gum’ shrinks after a tooth is removed. If the bridge was customized early a space could show beneath the fake tooth. At the rear of the mouth this may not be a issue, at the front of the mouth however this might appear as a black line along the gum.