How is a Dental Bridge Different from a Dental Crown?

Dr. Greenberg focuses on the appearance and aesthetics of a patient smile with cosmetic dentistry, on top of providing standard, general dental care for the family. Dental bridges and crowns are two common restorations offered by Dr. Greenberg of Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA. This Charleston dentist has applied thousands of cosmetic pieces for patients looking to improve their smiles, and crowns and bridges are two commonly considered restorations.

Difference between dental bridge and crown

Dental bridges are used for patients who want to address a gap in their teeth left behind from a missing tooth. This tooth may be missing due to disease, trauma, or a necessary extraction. Regardless, a missing natural tooth can affect a person’s smile, as well as their own self-esteem and confidence. Dr. Greenberg will often use dental bridges to help replace the missing tooth and keep the existing teeth from shifting out of their desired positions.

Dental crowns are restorations that are made of extremely strong porcelain and are bonded over the top of teeth that are weakened or have some sort of damage, such as a crack or chip. This breakage may cause a tooth to become more susceptible to damage, so dental crowns are placed to offer additional protection. They are strong and effective at preserving a natural tooth.

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Dental crowns and bridges are somewhat similar, considering a bridge consists of two dental crowns–one on each side. A false tooth made of porcelain is bonded between the crowns, and they are placed over the existing, surrounding teeth in order to support the bridge itself. The teeth on either side of the missing tooth will require some preparation before bonding the bridge over the top.

Charleston dentists such as Dr. Greenberg will want to ensure that patients choose the best restoration for their personal situation. Dental bridges and crowns are two porcelain restorations that are tried and true in providing protection and restoration of a patient’s smile. Together with Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA, you may find the best cosmetic procedure and treatment to make your smile look its absolute best! Call Dr. Greenberg today to schedule a consultation appointment at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA.

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Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg

Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.

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