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What is the difference between crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are excellent treatment options for restoring your smile when a tooth has been damaged, decayed, or lost.

What is a Crown?

Diagram of dental bridge | Dentist Toronto ONA dental crown is used to restore a tooth that has suffered trauma, a fracture, or decay that is deeper than a dental filling can restore. It fits over your remaining tooth and closely mimics the natural structure, shape, and shade of your tooth. This allows your crown to preserve your natural root, while providing the function you lost when your tooth became damaged or decayed.

Dental crowns in Toronto are made of ceramic porcelain that is customized to match your smile, which is more appealing than crowns made with metal used in the past.

What is a Bridge?

If you are missing one or more neighboring teeth, a bridge can be an excellent solution. It uses dental crowns with prosthetic teeth attached to anchor to your healthy teeth and "bridge the gap" left by your missing teeth. A bridge is also made of porcelain customized to match your smile. This type of restoration can last for 10 to 15 years with excellent home care focused on keeping your anchor teeth clean and healthy.

Contact your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental today if you have questions about dental crowns and bridges.

 

 

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