A crown is a manufactured cap or covering placed on a tooth to restore function to the tooth that cannot be restored to the natural state. It is used when the tooth is discolored, cracked or broken and densely filled. Dentists use their expertise and modern technology to match the new crown to the shape and colour of your existing teeth. A crown would be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape, cemented and structure to perform its functions.
Crowns are semi-permanent, meaning they sometimes need to be replaced with time, after 7-8 years, if properly managed. It improves appearance, shape and alignment of a tooth which gives it a natural look. The best dentists usually recommends a crown for you to cover a dental implant, replace a large filling, restore a broken tooth, strengthen damaged teeth to allow them to function normally again
A bridge on the other hand, is a structure that is attached to an area between the bone and the gum tissues. Bridges are normally cemented into position; it is shaped and works like natural teeth. Bridges that are installed well are not noticeable as it fixes bite placement between upper and lower teeth. A Dentist will design the ideal ceramic tooth to be inserted between the crowned teeth after assessing your teeth to confirm if you need a bridge.
How Do You Know When a Crown and Bridge is required
Crown and Bridge are used to repair dental problems and below are times when they are needed:
• To cover a discolored tooth
• To cover a broken or fractured tooth
• After root canal treatment
Crown and Bridge require the same care as the natural teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day to reduce any dental problem.

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