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What is the difference between a dental crown and bridge? When might your dentist recommend them? What are their benefits? You’ll find your answers below:

A dental crown is shaped just like your tooth and is placed over it as a covering. A dental bridge has two crowns on each end and one false tooth in the middle called a pontic.

If your tooth too weak to support a veneer but strong enough that it doesn’t require extraction, Dr. Armen Terteryan will likely fit you with a dental crown. If your tooth was knocked out or has decayed to the point that it needs to be extracted, Dr. Armen Terteryan will likely place a dental bridge there after the area has healed.

A crown offers benefits in aesthetics, restoration and durability. It restores the shape, size, strength and appearance of your original tooth. It provides the best protection for a weak tooth of any restoration. It can last 15 years or longer if you care well for it.

A bridge is aesthetically pleasing and offers restoration and distribution benefits. It fills in the gaps in your smile and in your face, restores speech and chewing to full capacity, and distributes the force of your bite equally.

To get a free consultation about the best solution for you, call Couture Smiles Dental Group in Woodland Hills, California at (818) 716.7966 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Armen Terteryan.