A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal crowns. Your dentist will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
Crowns may also be used to securely attach a bridge if the structure of the surrounding teeth is inadequate. A bridge is a dental appliance that is used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are designed to be cosmetically appealing and to restore proper occlusion. Like crowns, bridges are fully customizable and made of various materials, including porcelain and metals. Although not as permanent as a cap, bridges are bonded to the surrounding teeth and only removable by your dentist.
Both crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. Most crowns and bridges will last for life, eliminating the need to replace them unless they fall out or become loose. You may prolong the durability of your crowns and bridges by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting Dr. Chernoff for regular check-ups and cleanings.
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“Insights into Dental Implants: Patients Share Experiences” —learn from those who achieved a proud smile and full functionality by repairing loss.
“Dr.Chernoff is an artist in all the work he has done in bridges, and the crows that fit so well. It really does take a great deal of effort and work and artistry to create these. Dr. C has this artistry and skill, and I appreciate having that used on me.” -LarryK
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