Crowns (caps) are dental restorations placed on teeth that have lost much of their structures. There are many kinds of crowns, composed of materials ranging from porcelain to metal. Your Burnaby dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
Crowns can be used to firmly attach bridges if the structures of surrounding teeth are inadequate. A bridge is a dental appliance used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Much like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. Although they are not as permanent as a cap, bridges are bonded to surrounding teeth and can only be removed by your dentist.
Both crowns and bridges are made to match the color, texture, height, and appearance of your natural teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for the rest of your life, though they will need to be replaced if they fall out or loosen. You may extend the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing effective oral hygiene habits and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.
To learn more about our Burnaby crowns & bridges options, please contact us to schedule an appointment!