Archive for 'bridgework' Category

Art Meets Science in Crowns and Bridgework

bridgework, crowns

01/28/2013
Skilled portrait painters make their subjects' teeth look real by utilizing a careful blend of form, color and brushwork. Dentists may use a different set of materials and techniques, but the end result is the same: a pleasing, natural-looking smile. Placing crowns and bridgework is one facet of dentistry where more...

Crowns and Bridges: Two Paths to Tooth Restoration

bridgework, crowns

01/21/2013
Teeth that are slightly chipped or discolored can sometimes be repaired by dental bonding, or a related method. But when a tooth is lacking much of its structure — or is entirely missing — then a crown or bridge may be the restoration of choice. What exactly are these restorations? more...

Dental Implants or Bridgework – Making The Best Choice

bridgework, dental implants

01/13/2013
When you need to replace a missing tooth, there are two general alternatives to consider: You can choose traditional bridgework, or select the newer option of dental implants. Both offer a solution that's reliable, functional, and esthetically pleasing. However, there are a few important differences between the two systems. A more...

Implants versus Fixed Bridgework—Which Option is Best for You?

bridgework, dental implants

02/03/2010
If you are about to have a permanent tooth extracted, understanding the options your dentist presents is critical as implants and bridgework both have their pros and cons. An implant is actually a root replacement; however, unlike the root of a tooth, the implant actually fuses to the jawbone with more...

Understanding their Differences: Fixed vs. Removable Bridges

bridgework

01/30/2010
When it comes down to making a decision between a fixed or removable bridge, the reality is that there is a balance between your preferences as the patient and what your dentist can provide. An evaluation of your remaining teeth, bone, gum tissue, as well as your need for lip, more...