Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are used to restore lost and damaged teeth. At the office of Washington Dental Care, we offer high-quality crowns and bridges made of zirconia material. Zirconia is one of the strongest materials used in making dental restorations. Restorations made using zirconia are highly aesthetic as well as durable.
A crown is a custom-made cap or cover for a tooth. It can be used to cover a damaged tooth or to entirely replace a single missing tooth. The most common uses for crowns are to act as an encasing for a dental implant, an anchor for a dental bridge, a cover that can protect a weak, decayed or cracked tooth, a tooth with a very large filling, a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment, or a tooth that is severely misshapen or discolored.
A dental bridge is a fixed device which is used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row. Bridges are generally made from porcelain fused to metal and consist of two crowns at both ends that are placed over the abutment teeth (to which the bridge is attached) with artificial teeth in between to fill the gap caused by lost teeth. Bridges are long-lasting oral appliances and can last for many years. They not only fill the space caused by missing teeth, preventing the nearby teeth from shifting into the gap, but they also help in restoring your ability to talk and chew with ease and aid in maintaining the shape of your face, making you look younger. Since bridges are fixed, there are no worries about misfits or slips, as in the case of removable dentures.
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