Both crowns and bridges are dental fixed prosthetic devices, which are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a weakened or damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant and provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Porcelain or ceramic crowns or bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic.
You’ll be glad to know that during the time your dentist is having your new crowns handcrafted, your smile will look and feel great with BioTemps, temporary restorations.
You no longer need to be embarrassed with the artificial look of conventional temporary crowns. In addition to beautiful looks, BioTemps also feel like natural teeth in your mouth.