A complete crown and bridge is essentially a permanent denture. It’s a dental implant designed to replace or cover up damaged teeth and keep your mouth filled. It’s important to get a complete crown and bridge if you need one, but do you need one? Well you might if any of the following problems apply to you.
The main reason a person needs to get a crown or a bridge is a to replace a gap in your teeth caused by missing teeth or severely damaged teeth. If you’ve got missing teeth then you should consider getting a crown. They’re designed to replace missing teeth and protect your gums and teeth from damage. If you have more than one tooth missing in a row then you’ll need a bridge. The name has a pretty literal meaning as they are made to bridge gaps between teeth.
If one of your teeth is so damaged that it might fracture, then it’s too late to save it. It’s not too late to put a crown on it though to protect what is left of it, and cover the gap caused by the eroded tooth. They’re also useful if your tooth IS fractured and it’s too late to even stop it from being fractured. If a piece of your tooth is missing it can cause a lot of problems so having a crown affixed to it saves you some mess further down the line. Remember; a stitch in time saves nine and all that.
If your teeth are in bad condition, but not fractured or fracturing yet, then you can still get a crown put on it. If your teeth are really discolored and are decaying badly then having a crown put on is more of aesthetic thing, but can still help. The more damaged and decayed a tooth is the harder it is to repair it. Just having a crown put on can fix the problem quickly to keep all your teeth clean and white.
Root canals are another reason to need a crown put in. Having a crown put in over a teeth that’s has a root canal treatment can help protect the teeth even more. Root canals are useful and essential in some cases and can’t be avoided for some people. They can also expose your teeth a lot though and you need to protect them afterwards. A crown is a great way to do that.
A complete crown and bridge are very useful for your mouth and can be a major help if you have fractured or missing teeth. Make sure to talk to your dentist if you have concerns about your teeth and are considering a crown or bridge, and listen to your dentist if they bring it up themselves. They know what’s best for your teeth after all. They became dentists by learning a lot about teeth and yeah, they can be scary, but they’re good people. Don’t be afraid of your dentist; be afraid of what could happen to your teeth if you don’t see one.