Dental Crown: A dental crown looks like a tooth-shaped cap that is put on a tooth or dental implant for the restoration of its shape and strength and also enhances its appearance and alignment. Porcelain or ceramic crowns help in matching the color of your natural teeth. The dentist of Oracare Dental Clinic may recommend a crown in the following situations:
Dental Facet: A facet is a type of shell which is thin and also made of porcelain. This helps in correcting the shape, outline, color, and size of the set of front teeth to improvise the aesthetics of your smile. A dental facet is an option of aesthetic and conservative that provides you a natural and long-lasting smile.
Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is a fixation of the prosthesis that is the replacement of one or more missing teeth. A bridge is mainly formed of two or more crowns for the teeth which has either side of the gap and these two or more anchoring teeth are also known as abutment teeth and a false tooth/tooth is implanted in between. These teeth that are false are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of any these materials. It also helps in preventing from the misalignment of adjacent teeth and the unbalancing of the occlusion.
Before manufacturing of a crown, a facet or a bridge, the dentist needs to cut your tooth so that the crown or bridge can be fitted properly. After that, an impression of your tooth is taken so that a precise mold will be sent to the dental laboratory. Your dentist will select the color of the crown or bridge of his own choice so that he can match the best color of your natural teeth. After this final, a temporary crown or a temporary bridge will be cemented on your tooth or teeth to give coverage to it, when waiting for the crown or the permanent bridge. When it is ready, the new crown or bridge will be mounted to leave you with a beautiful smile!