The Difference Between Crowns and Bridges
Crowns, when cemented in place, encase the entire tooth (that is, what’s left of it) at or above the gum line. A crown has to have some part of a tooth left as a base to build on. If there’s no tooth left, a bridge can span the gap. In a bridge, a crown is placed on the teeth in front of and behind a missing tooth and these crowns anchor the false tooth that replaces the lost one.
Crowns and false teeth (medically called “pontics”) can be made from a variety of materials: Gold, steel or other alloys; porcelain-fused-to-metal, resin or ceramics. Each has advantages and disadvantages — gold is biologically inert, but porcelain looks natural, and so on — and costs vary widely. Consult with your dentist to decide which material is best for your situation.
Why Choose Clarity Dentistry?
Clarity Dentistry is in-network with a vast number of dental insurance companies and we offer flexible, monthly payment plans to ensure you get the quality dental care you deserve. For those without insurance, we’ve created an in-house dental plan to better provide your family with the affordable dental care you deserve. You pay one low, annual fee per family member for basic services — exams, cleanings and x-rays — and receive excellent discounts on crowns, bridges, fillings even veneers. With Clarity’s in-house plan, you can say goodbye to deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, denied dental claims and red tape!
Come to Clarity Dental, the best dentist in Indianapolis, for affordable dental care — basic, emergency or cosmetic — in a calm, relaxed, trauma-free atmosphere!