Bridges and Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented by a dentist onto the existing teeth or implants. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or cap a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are used to cover a space if you are missing one or more teeth. They are cemented on natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the tooth once stood. In addition to strengthening a damaged tooth, bridges and crowns are used to improve a tooth's appearance, shape, and alignment.
Crown and Bridge Fixing Treatment begins with reducing the tooth size so that the crown or bridge fits over it properly. After reducing the tooth, the Dentist will take an impression to provide an exact mold for the crown or bridge. If the dentist is using porcelain, the dentist will carefully determine the correct shade for the crown or bridge in order to match the color of the existing teeth. Using this impression, a dental lab then makes your crown or bridge, and a temporary crown or bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being made. When the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary one is removed and the new crown or bridge is cemented over your prepared tooth.
While Crown and Bridge can last a lifetime, they do sometimes become loose or fall out.