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By Angel Dental Care
September 09, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: crowns   bridges  

Versatile crowns and bridges are used to address a variety of dental issues. Dr. M.S. Warshanna, your Catonsville, MD dentist at Angel crowns and bridgesDental Care discusses when crowns and bridges are needed.

What are crowns?

Crowns are hollow tooth restorations that cover a tooth completely. They're often made of materials that closely resemble tooth enamel, such as porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic or resin. Crowns may also be made of other gold, nickel or other metal alloys.

Your dentist in Catonsville, MD may recommend a crown to:

  • Stabilize Your Tooth: Crowns prevent chips or cracks from turning into breaks and restore teeth damaged by fractures. They're also recommended if you've had a large filling or root canal therapy. Although these treatments keep your teeth healthy, they can also weaken teeth and make them more likely to break.
  • Hide Discolorations: A discolored tooth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile. Discolorations can occur if your tooth has been stained by tetracycline use or discolored due to a previous infection or a dental procedure. Since your new crown encases your tooth, the discoloration will no longer be noticeable.
  • Lengthen Teeth: Whether your tooth is naturally short or became too short due to grinding, a crown can be used to lengthen the tooth, restoring your ability to bite and chew normally.
  • Improve the Appearance of Oddly Shaped Teeth: When a tooth looks a little odd or is slightly crooked, crowns provide a simple way to improve your appearance.

What are bridges?

Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. They consist of one or more false teeth, called pontics, that are attached to crowns on either end. The crowns slip over your teeth, anchoring the bridge in place. Bridges get their name from their ability to span the gap that occurs after tooth loss. Bridges are usually made of porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal.

Could you benefit from crowns and bridges? Contact Dr. Warshanna at Angel Dental Care in Catonsville, MD. Call (410) 747-0077 to schedule an appointment to discuss the best restoration for you. Improve your smile with crowns and bridges!