Floss 365: WONDERING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CROWN AND A BRIDGE? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Floss 365: WONDERING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CROWN AND A BRIDGE? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

August 23, 2018

Our dental team at Floss 365 uses a wide range of treatments and services to provide our patients with optimal oral health care. We focus on preventative, restorative, and cosmetic care to ensure a healthy smile. Dental crowns are commonly used to restore teeth and provide additional support. Continue reading to learn more about the difference between dental crowns and bridges.

What are Crowns? What are Bridges?

Both dental crowns and bridges are used to restore teeth to a stronger state. Crowns help to fix damage and improve appearances and can be made from a wide range of materials. Bridges work to ‘bridge’ the gap between teeth.

What Can Crowns and Bridges Be Used For?

Crowns and bridges can be used to replace a large filling, cover up a fractured tooth, provide strength to a weak tooth, cover a dental implant, or as a restoration after a root canal treatment.

What Different Kinds of Crowns and Bridges Are Available?

  • Crowns can be made out of metal, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or resin materials.
  • Bridges can be made in traditional, cantilever, or resin-bonded bridges.

How Does The Process Work?

Your dentist will thoroughly examine the area, take x-rays, and then take molds or impressions of the area. It will then be sent to a lab where they will make the custom restoration. After the final crown or bridge arrives, it will be cemented in place for a permanent fit.

Contact our dental staff for information regarding pricing with both dental crowns and bridges or to see which option is better for your smile. Call us today to set up your next dental consultation!