Crowns are called indirect restorations, because they are fabricated in a laboratory, instead of being built in layers directly into the tooth, like a . The dentist takes impressions of the teeth, then the restoration is shaped to match the part of the tooth it will replace. The restoration is attached with dental cement.
Crowns are more effective than fillings in reinforcing teeth to withstand biting forces, and more resistant to further decay. If a tooth’s original structure is too compromised to support a , these indirect restorations can provide fantastic, long-lasting, beautiful results.
A fixed bridge is a dental restoration that is attached to surrounding teeth. The bridge fills the gap left by the missing teeth, preventing the surrounding teeth from moving into the gap and becoming misaligned. In cases where the surrounding teeth are not strong enough to support a bridge, and implant is often recommended.
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