Crowns & Bridges


A crown and bridge have long been used in dentistry to mitigate tooth loss. Whether you are missing a tooth due to severe decay, advanced periodontitis (gum disease), or traumatic injury, a crown and bridge is an excellent way to restore your smile. A crown and bridge is a permanent solution to tooth loss, so you never have to be bothered with cleaning as you do with a partial denture. In addition, because your dentist in Bloomington permanently bonds a bridge in place, there’s no chance of this prosthesis loosening. Read on to learn more about dental crowns as well as a crown and bridges.


As the name suggests, a crown and bridge are comprised of a dental crown and the bridge portion. Dental crowns, also called dental caps, can be used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or that is deeply cracked or broken. In addition, a dental crown is often the finishing touch on a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy or when a dental implant is chosen to replace a single missing tooth. 


A dental bridge fills the vacancy in your mouth with false teeth that complete your smile, permit ease of chewing and promote clear speech and confidence. Moreover, replacing missing teeth improves your overall oral health. For instance, tooth loss increases the risk of decay in remaining teeth as well as the risk of gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in the first place. In addition, replacing missing teeth helps you avoid tooth alignment problems.


When combined, a dental crown and a bridge can offer the ideal solution for tooth loss. It can be used to replace one or more consecutively missing teeth. A crown and bridge is fabricated a single unit. The crowns at both ends support the bridge of false teeth. Once the crowns are mounted to healthy teeth on either side of the gap, you have a strong and healthy smile once again. To care for your crown and bridge, brush and floss and use a special floss threader to remove debris and plaque from underneath the bridge.

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