Crowns, also known as caps, and bridges are custom-fitted tooth prosthetics that replace or restore damaged teeth. Crowns are cemented over the surfaces of natural tooth structures. Bridges are used to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth and are anchored in place by crowns nearest the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist.
It’s essential to replace missing teeth. Most people don’t realize this, but tooth replacement of missing teeth is necessary in order to preserve proper mouth functions.
A loss of a tooth can affect the way you speak, eat, and it affects the alignment of the other teeth in your mouth. Replacing lost teeth can prevent the breakdown of your facial features, that could result in wrinkles and premature age lines.
A bridge is one of the few options you have when deciding how to deal with a missing tooth or teeth.
A bridge is a connection between two permanent structures like a river or a highway. Likewise, a dental bridge attaches the restorative teeth on either side of the gap. Those restored teeth are the actual bridge and it acts as your new tooth or teeth, as the case may be, replacing the gap, restoring your smile, and restoring the proper alignment to your mouth.
At Miskin Dental we construct the bridges and crowns that we make using no metal. There is no black line or metal irritation if metal was used. This results in an unbroken, natural and youthful-looking smile.
Traditional bridges involve creating a crown on either side of the missing tooth, with the false tooth in between. These are the most common type of bridges. Dr. Miskin uses zirconia as the material for the bridge for strength and looks.
A Maryland bridge is used primarily on front teeth. This is usually the most economical choice when the abutment teeth are healthy. The false tooth is made of zirconium and has wings are bonded to your existing teeth on each side of the bridge.
A Cantilever bridges is used when there are teeth on only one side of the missing tooth or teeth. In this case, the false tooth is anchored to one side of the natural adjacent teeth
It is so important to diligently brush, floss, get regular cleanings because your teeth and gums can become infected, requiring further treatment and resulting in the possible loss of the bridge.
Make sure you keep your checkup appointments by seeing Miskin Dental regularly.
Also check out the educational videos below which will further explain the above.
Bridges - http://youtu.be/J3fCaD4rENs
Ceramic Bridges - http://youtu.be/iXF6mBtk-0s
Ceramic Crowns - http://youtu.be/22IKH8mE2gE
Crown failures - http://youtu.be/NBwy5aeDVCU
Crown Lengthening - http://youtu.be/s2LyhhPiQRg
Crowns - http://youtu.be/Ok7nTCN-_m4
Flossing a Bridge - http://youtu.be/JcxqZSgJJ2g
Fractured Tooth Needing a Crown - http://youtu.be/4U11mWWu3p0
Gold Crowns - http://youtu.be/2npvYs9-bt8
Maryland bridge - http://youtu.be/o5LtiFsEyNU
Porcelain Bridges - http://youtu.be/xTNhNm5VAkY
Porcelain Crown - http://youtu.be/tqj642THKuA
Porcelain Fused to Metal Bridges - http://youtu.be/9skkLfsDahM
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown - http://youtu.be/SNscJ6-4bRw
Post and Core - http://youtu.be/i2jxHFVhhME