When a tooth is heavily decayed, they may be too weak to survive with just a filling. Furthermore, it is more likely to fracture and lose considerable tooth substance. The greater risk to consider is that the fracture line may even go below the margin of the gum which makes restoration more difficult.
By placing a crown, a tooth may be given a new lease of life. A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth. Besides strenghtening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.
A bridge allows a dentist to replace lost teeth without the use of a denture or dental implant. They are commonly used to fill in gaps left by one or more missing teeth because the remaining teeth tend to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite.
Bridges are basically a set of false teeth (or a single tooth) used to fill a gap and is held in place by being attached to the tooth next to the gap.
Junblat Dental Center offers porcelain and ceramic crowns and bridges that can be matched to the color of your natural teeth as well as providing you with the option of opting for gold crowns.