Crowns and Bridges in Ashton, MD
Crowns and bridges are both excellent options for restoring a damaged tooth and making sure your smile stays bright and healthy. At Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, our talented team is highly trained and equipped with the most up-to-date techniques to provide a crown or bridge when needed to restore your dental health.
What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?
A dental crown is a restoration that covers a tooth, restoring it to its normal size and shape while protecting it from further damage. Dental crowns are necessary when a tooth is damaged by decay to the point that a filling is no longer a viable treatment option. When a dentist removes significant tooth decay or performs a nerve treatment, they may also recommend capping the affected tooth with a crown.
Stainless steel crowns are silver-colored caps used to cover the back teeth and preserve more of the tooth structure than other types of crowns. They withstand forces from biting and chewing well and rarely chip or break.
On front teeth, white crowns are typically made of a composite resin, while white crowns on back teeth are made of a material that contains porcelain.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that acts as a fixed replacement and “bridges” the gap where a tooth is missing. A dental bridge is sometimes called a fixed partial denture, as some bridges are attached as implants. Bridges can be made of a variety of durable materials, such as alloy metals or porcelain. If you’re in need of a bridge, your dentist will determine the best fit for you and your smile.
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If you have further questions about crowns and bridges, contact Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment. We’ll have your smile back to its optimal state in no time!