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Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges

When you have a broken, lost, or heavily decayed tooth, your dentist may recommendplacing a crown or dental bridge to solve your problem.

Crowns come in various types, depending on your particular needs:
  • The most common crown is a dental restoration that covers or replaces most or all the natural crown of a tooth.

  • Another type of crown, an abutment crown, is an artificial tooth that supports a fixed or removable dental prosthesis, like a dental bridge.
Dentists use dental bridges to replace lost teeth. A dental bridge can help with chewing and speaking, as well as with maintaining the shape of your face and alleviating stress in your bite.

Two kinds of dental bridges are typically used to replace teeth:
  • A fixed partial dental bridge (or denture) is a prosthesis that replaces one or more missing natural teeth and is cemented to teeth or implants next to the missing tooth or teeth.

  • A removable partial dental bridge (or denture) is a dental prosthesis, which the patient can remove, that replaces one or more missing natural teeth.
These restorations can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of materials.

A dental implants is another option for replacing teeth. With a dental implant,the dentist uses artificial teeth that are attached directly to yourjaw or under your gum tissue.

If you need a crown, dental bridge, or dental implant, you may want to think about some kind of dental plan benefits to help reduce your costs. Dental discount plans or dental insurance may be options to consider if you are looking for affordable dental care. A dental discount plan is not insurance. Make sure to check the plan benefits to see what savings you could receive on a crown, dental bridge, or dental implant. It's also important to check on any waiting period or limitations on pre-existing conditions before you purchase a plan.


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