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Guide to Dental Crowns and Bridges

Do you know what dental crowns are? What about dental bridges? Learn about both in this quick guide from leading Clarksville, MD dentist, Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

  • Dental crowns are synthetic caps which are placed over a single tooth, most commonly when a portion of that tooth has been removed due to tooth decay or restorative procedure, including root canal. Crowns may also provide an aesthetic solution to stained teeth, protect cracks in teeth, cover implants, and attach bridges. Permanent crowns are cemented in place, and should last at least eight years with proper care.
  • Dental bridges are used to replace a section of several teeth. Bridges may also be known as fixed partial dentures. There are many different types of bridges, including conventional, cantilever, implant and resin-bonded.

Both dental crowns and bridges are utilized to provide proper function, appearance, and protection, and share similar materials, including porcelain. Both will need to be custom-made to ensure a good fit, and proper comfort and protection.

The key difference, as disclosed above, is coverage area, with crowns being utilized on a single tooth, and bridges being used for several teeth, and when those teeth are entirely missing. One further point of clarification is that veneers are applied to small areas on a single tooth, while crowns are used on larger areas of a single tooth.

To schedule an appointment to discuss your options for dental crowns and bridges in Clarksville, Maryland, please call our office at 410.531.5639 or fill out our online appointment form today.