Dentists strive hard to give you the best smile possible. Some of the common dental appliances that help them treat their patients and give them an aesthetically pleasing smile are dental crowns and bridges. Both these restorations are made from tooth-colored ceramic material and can be customized to match the appearance of the natural teeth perfectly.
Whenever a patient comes to our practice seeking treatment to restore a severely damaged tooth, the first choice that we would consider is a dental crown. A crown is a tooth-like ceramic structure that is hollow on the inside. It would be placed on a natural tooth to cover it in its entirety. This way, surface imperfections such as chipping, cracks, excessive wear, etc. can be gotten rid of. Also, crowns help to hold a weak tooth intact and prevent it from crumbling or breaking under high stress.
One of the simplest and most effective ways of restoring a missing tooth is using a dental bridge. It is a ceramic prosthetic tooth that can be customized to mimic the appearance of a natural one perfectly. The bridge will be coupled with dental crowns on either side to hold it firmly in place. It is known to restore the aesthetics of the patient’s smile and oral functionality as well.
Advantages of ceramic crowns and bridges
- The dental-grade ceramic that we use to fabricate crowns and bridges can be customized in terms of color, transparency, texture, and contour. This makes the restorations appear as life-like as possible.
- The procedure followed in the placement of crowns and bridges is quite a simple one. In most cases, placing the restoration can be completed in a single visit to the dentist’s office.
- Before placing the restoration, the dentist prepares the tooth and removes only a thin layer of enamel from the surface of the teeth. Meaning, a majority of the natural tissues of the teeth will be retained.
- With the use of bridges, the patient will be able to bite and chew food as they used to earlier.
- Crowns are excellent at restoring teeth that are on the verge of failure. They cover weak or damaged teeth entirely and help to keep them intact.
- Both crowns and bridges offer excellent stability, longevity, and durability.
To have a consultation with Dr. Guster, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (773) 445-1009, and we will be happy to help.