Crowns / Bridges
Bridges are used to fill the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically, and is formed to look like the missing tooth. The teeth on both sides are used to support the bridge. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material, depending on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.
Crowns are full coverage restorations that are used to cover a tooth that is likely to break or a tooth that can’t be restored with a filling. Crowns are most commonly done after root canal treatment or when a large filling wears out. The larger the hole made by a cavity, the likelihood a crown will be needed increases. Crowns ride over the weakened tooth, providing strength and protecting the tooth from breaking, which is a far more serious matter and much more difficult to treat.
Full / Partial Dentures
There are different types of dentures, but each shares a common function—replacing teeth that have become loose or been lost due to bone loss. While losing teeth might sound daunting, the good news is that dentures allow you to eat and talk regularly.
Full dentures replace all teeth and are designed to fit comfortably with the ridges and contours of the gum tissues. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. They are fitted to go over or around teeth that remain in the mouth, depending on the type. Dentures take some getting used to, but it won’t take long for normal functionality and appearance to return.
Implant Supported Denture
An implant supported denture is used when there are no teeth in the jaw, but the jaw has enough bone in it to support implants. This type of denture is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.
Caring for a Bridge (Traditional)
Description: Taking care of your bridge is important. This video demonstrates how to properly care for your bridge to ensure its longevity.