Dental Crowns vs Dental Bridges – The Right Choice for You
What Is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a custom-designed prosthetic tooth. They are primarily used to either improve esthetics and function or encase a damaged tooth, providing protection and preventing further damage. They are made to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth, down to the shade.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a restorative dentistry option that uses natural teeth or implants as anchors for “floating teeth” that span a space inside of a patient's mouth. A bridge restores health, function, and aesthetics to a patient’s smile. Dental bridges are designed to fit in with your natural smile and custom fit to your mouth.
Dental Crown Advantages
Dental crowns offer patients many benefits that want to restore their teeth and smile.
- Protect from further damage
- Provide protection after root canal
- Support a damaged or decaying tooth
- Hold together a severely cracked tooth
- Cover a dental implant
- Change a tooth’s shape and/or color
Dental Bridge Advantages
Dental bridges offer patients a permanent solution to preserving their smile.
- Replace several missing teeth at once
- Restore function to your teeth
- Prevent teeth from shifting
The Difference Between a Crown and a Bridge
The difference between a crown and bridge is that a crown is used to restore esthetics and/or function to a single tooth and a bridge is used to restore esthetics and/or function for a span of 3 or more teeth when one or more teeth is missing.
Which Restorative Option Is Best for Me?
The best way to determine which type of restoration suits your needs is to discuss your treatment goals with a restorative dentist. During a consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and talk with you about your dental issues. You will then work together to determine your treatment plan.
Schedule a Consultation with Dental365 Today!
You can visit any of our Dental365 locations in New York and Connecticut for a consultation. Our expert dentists would be happy to talk about all of our restorative dentistry options including crowns and bridges. Contact us at (844) 365-DENTAL for more information or to schedule an appointment.