Monday, August 5, 2013

Crowns and Bridges – Renovate your Aesthetic Smile

Crowns and Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. They can only be removed by an expert dentist, as they are cemented on to the open teeth or implants. A dental crown is used to cover up your damaged teeth. Crowns not only strengthen your cracked tooth, but also improve its aesthetics, appearance and alignment. On the other hand, Dental Bridges can preserve the space left by one or more teeth. Gap left by your missing teeth can cause the remaining ones to shift into the empty space. And, this will result in bad bite.

In order to protect a weak tooth, you need a dental crown. It also helps you in restoring the worn down teeth. You can find normally two kinds of crowns, the metal ceramic crown and metal free ceramic crown. As the name indicates one uses metals like gold, palladium and other alloys in the metal ceramic crown, but metal free ceramics replaced the customary metal crowns. A Bridge can have the ability to restore your smile, and to maintain the proper shape of your face.  If you want to avoid a tooth that drifts out of position, then Bridge is a must.

Different types of dental Bridges are available these days. The Traditional Bridges are said to be the most common type of Bridges. They are made up of porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. Yet another type, the Cantilever bridges are used when you have the adjacent teeth on only single sides of your missing tooth. On the other hand, Resin-bonded Bridges are made up of plastic teeth and gums. This artificial teeth and gums are sustained by a metal framework. Metal wings, situated on each side of the Bridge are tied on to your open teeth. It is vital to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong, as the survival of the Bridge relies upon the solid foundation offered by teeth that surrounds your Bridge.

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