Crown & Bridges

If you have weak teeth or missing teeth crown & bridge treatment in Agra at the Tooth & Gum Dental Clinic can help. To understand how, let us first understand what are dental crowns and bridges and what are they used for.

What is a dental crown?

Also called caps, dental crowns are tooth-shaped covers dentist place over a damaged or decayed tooth.

Crowns can help when a filling can’t strengthen or fill enough of your tooth to make it viable. When used to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth, dental crowns also help improve your appearance.

Crowns made of all metal or porcelain fused to metal are strong and are a good choice for back teeth.

Crowns made of all ceramic and those made of porcelain fused to metal look like your regular teeth, making them a better choice for your front teeth.

What is a dental bridge (fixed partial denture)?

A dental bridge is a device dentists use when you’re missing one or more teeth.

Bridges help eliminate rotation and shifting of the teeth surrounding your gap.

When you have missing teeth, the chances of having gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders may also increase. Bridges reduce that risk, too.

Regardless of the kind of bridge you choose, the dentists cement it with abutments that serve as anchors for your bridge.

The most common bridges include:

  • Traditional: When you choose a traditional bridge, your dentist removes enamel from your teeth to make room for your bridge.
  • Cantilever: Cantilever bridges are traditional bridges held down on only one side.
  • Maryland: Resin-bonded or Maryland bridges offer a more conservative approach to replacing your front teeth.
  • Implant-supported: Your dentist offers implant-supported bridges when you have more than one missing tooth. This type of bridge feels the most like the natural teeth it replaces.

How do dental crowns and bridges work together?

Crowns cover damaged teeth, and bridges cover space left by missing teeth. They work together when your dentist uses crowns as abutments to help hold your bridges in place. Bridges also get used wherever an implant cannot be used for an implant-supported crown.

Whether you need a crown, bridge, or both, the experts at the Tooth & Gum Dental Clinic have a solution to restore your smile. Book an appointment to get a consultation for dental crowns and bridges in Agra.