Crown & Bridge

Dental crowns and bridges are two common dental restorations that help to improve the appearance and functionality of damaged or missing teeth.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its size, shape, strength, and appearance. It can be made of various materials, including metal ceramic, ceramic, gold, or a combination of these, that can be cemented on a prepared tooth or Implant

A dental bridge, on the other hand, is a fixed dental restoration that replaces more than one missing teeth by bridging the gap between the remaining teeth. The bridge is typically is supported by the surrounding teeth or dental implants.

After a root canal treatment, a dental crown is often recommended to protect the weakened tooth from further damage and to restore its function. The crown covers the entire tooth, including the chewing surface, and provides additional strength and stability.

Maintaining natural teeth is essential for overall oral health, and dental crowns and bridges can help to preserve the natural teeth for a more extended period. However, it's important to note that dental crowns and bridges require proper maintenance, including regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups, to ensure their longevity and effectiveness. Neglecting oral hygiene and general health ( systemic conditions) can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or other dental problems that can compromise the crown or bridge's integrity and require additional dental treatment.