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Crowns strengthen your tooth but apart from that it also improves the appearance, alignment, and shape of your teeth. Crowns can also be used to “cap“ implant as it provides tooth-like shape and structure. You can go for a crown if you are having a large filling and doesn’t have enough tooth remaining or you have a weak tooth or you want to restore a fractured tooth.
If you are missing one or more tooth, then the remaining teeth rotate and shift to empty spaces. In that situation, Bridges are recommended by dentists to fill that vacant space. Sometimes, we observe that this imbalance by missing teeth leads to gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorder(TMJ).
As you are planning any of the one Bridge or Crown, the first step is to reduce the size of the tooth, so that the Crown or Bridge will fit properly over it. After that, the dentist will take an impression of your reduced teeth, as the dentist has to prepare an exact mold for the Crown or the Bridge. Then a temporary Crown or Bridge is put onto your tooth at the initial stage and as soon as the permanent Crown or Bridge is ready it replaces the temporary one.
Crowns and Bridges can last for the lifetime if you maintain a proper oral hygiene, otherwise, your Crown or Bridge will loose or fall out. Try to avoid chewing hard foods, ice or any other hard food items. Keep a regular habit of brushing your teeth or you may be caught by a dental disease and may loose your Crown or Bridge.