A dental bridge is an appliance used to replace missing teeth. Bridges are permanently cemented in the area of the missing teeth. Bridges are made of different materials and are made to blend in naturally with the rest of the mouth.
A missing tooth causes many issues to the neighboring teeth such as movement into the empty space. The missing tooth is no longer forcing the others to stay in place. These issues can cause a variety of complications from problems chewing food to periodontal disease.
A crown is a covering or cap that is placed on top of a tooth to replace broken down teeth that cannot be restored. The crown brings the tooth back to its original shape and provides a covering to strengthen and guard the tooth. There are several different materials to fabricate crowns such as ceramic and gold.
The efficient procedure to make a ceramic restoration can be done in just one visit. A custom restoration is designed with a computer and 3D camera to replace and restore the missing structure. Once the restoration is finished being formed, it is taken into the lab and is glazed in a porcelain oven to match your teeth. After the restoration is cemented to the tooth and the bite is checked, the patient will be done in just a little over an hour.
In order to receive a gold crown it takes just two visits.
Dr. Tricinella and his staff can discuss the pros and cons of each restoration and can help you choose the best option for your situation!