Crowns are made to cover badly damaged teeth, making the tooth look like their original shape and size. Sometimes a crown is also called a cap. A bridge is a group of three or more crowns (or false teeth) connected together to replace a section of missing teeth. With a crown, you can return to biting and chewing normally without worrying about the tooth underneath being damaged.Crowns are made of ceramic (porcelain), metal, or a combination of both to match surrounding teeth. There are two types of bridge. A removable bridge is one that can be removed for cleaning and other purposes. A permanent bridge is either fastened to other teeth in such a way that it will not come loose, or fastened to dental implants.
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A removable bridge is a cost effective appliance that attaches to teeth on either side of the area it fills. Removable bridges can be taken out to clean, and are often left out to sleep. This type of bridge can provide an excellent replacement for natural teeth when it is fitted properly.
Removable bridges are not as rugged as implant and other permanent bridges. They may need to be refitted from time to time. With proper care a removable bridge will last many years.