Crowns and bridges are a fixed solution to missing or damaged teeth. This restorative procedure uses prosthetic devices to return your smile to its natural state. A crown is used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. Crowns and Bridges are considered the most common and highly effective solutions for improving imperfections such as a damaged or a missing tooth. The results allow you to chew food easier and help balance your bite while reducing the ability of your existing teeth to shift and catch food in between them.
WHEN IS A CROWN OR BRIDGE REQUIRED?
Crowns and bridges are used to repair a number of different dental problems.
A crown can be used when:
• a tooth is fractured or damaged
• too much decay has weakened a tooth
• a tooth is severely discoloured
• a tooth is misshapen
• a dental bridge needs an anchor.
A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is also a possible solution when dentures are unstable, uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing.
HOW LONG WILL A BRIDGE OR CROWN LAST?
How long your crown and bridge lasts depends on the effectiveness and regularity of your dental hygiene routine. As a general rule, they last between 7-15 years but longer periods are certainly possible with outstanding oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.
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Masaki, Dar es salaam,Tanzania