What to know about Crowns and Bridges:
- Crowns and bridges are efficient in restoring lost permanent teeth and supporting remaining teeth.
- They are made of superior materials such as semi-precious or precious metals, porcelain or a combination of metal fused to porcelain.
- Crowns are also used to protect teeth that have had root canal treatment to prevent fractures.
When missing teeth are not replaced, serious problems can arise on neighbouring teeth. The support and chewing forces of the remaining teeth are altered and shifting of the teeth can commence. Furthermore, the tooth opposing the missing tooth will begin to move up or down and out of the socket which can accelerate periodontal disease and lead to diminished bone structure. It is vital that missing teeth are replaced in order to prevent the eventual loss of other permanent teeth.