Dental Crown and Bridges:
They are most common means of restorations, and come in category of fixed dental prosthesis i.e once placed upon teeth they can only be removed by Prosthodontist or general dentist.
What are crowns?
Crowns are also called ”cap” in lay man terms ,they act to cover or encircle entire for protection of either root canal treated teeth or vital teeth or dental implant. In root canal treatment or in large dental restoration large amount of tooth is already drilled away. Placing dental crowns on remaining tooth structure will provide strength and prevent tooth fracture. It also helps tooth to return to normal aesthetics and function.
In cases where there is missing teeth it becomes necessary to restore the missing teeth. If we leave an empty space between teeth, the adjacent teeth will start drifting towards the empty space .This can cause problem like improper occlusion (in lay man terms it is called bite) which will eventually lead to worn out teeth, gum problems in severe cases Temporomandibular Joint disorder. Bridge act as an restoration to fill the gaps left by missing teeth.The replacing teeth on bridge will be matched perfectly to missing teeth in function and aesthetics and prevent problem arising from missing teeth as discussed earlier.