A bridge is a permanent replacement for missing teeth which cannot be removed by the patient;  A bridge is constructed by preparing the teeth on both sides of a space so they can receive crowns.  The teeth are reduced and shaped around the outside and across the top so a crown can fit tightly over them.  Crowns are joined together to replace the missing teeth and cover the prepared teeth on each side providing support of the replacement. 

A bridge can be used only if there is enough strength to support the replacement teeth.  This generally means there should be as many teeth provide support as there are being replaced.  The type of replacement needed is also determined by careful evaluation of bone loss, size and shape of the tooth structure, the force which will be generated on the bridge and the strength of the remaining tooth structure.

Crown & Bridges

A crown is a tooth-shaped cover placed over a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. A crown is made to look like your tooth. Many people call it a cap.
How crown is better than other tooth saving options?
Usually the tooth has been broken or damaged a great deal by decay. As a result, a filling can’t replace enough of the tooth or make the tooth strong enough.
Rct treated teeth require to be protected by crown.
A crown may hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
It also can be used to hold a bridge in place.
Crowns can be used to improve appearance as well. They may be placed to cover misshapen or badly discolored teeth.
Crowns can be made ahead of time (prefabricated) or made to order in a laboratory. Prefabricated crowns are made of plastic or stainless steel. They can be used on a temporary basis until a permanent crown is made.
Cost effective
Cheaper than implants
Patient compliance
Painless procedure
Range of materials available


Priyanka Gupta said...

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Angel Clarissa said...

Thanks for your information.Crowns are restorations that replace the entire visible structure of a severely damaged tooth. A bridge is a replacement tooth anchored by crowns or existing teeth on either side.
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