Crowns and Bridges are type of dental restoration which completely caps or covers a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth. They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement or resin. Crowns can be made from many materials including zirconia, lithium disilicate (all porcelain crowns), gold or a combination of the two. They are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth.
The most common method of crowning a tooth involves reshaping the tooth and taking an impression of the tooth to fabricate the crown outside of the mouth. The crown can then be inserted at a subsequent dental appointment. Bridges are multiple units of crowns connected together and are used to replace missing teeth.
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