Dental Crown & Bridges

Benefits of Crown and Bridges:

- A crown is strong and can look and feel exactly like a natural tooth. The colour and shape can be matched to your own teeth.

- Bridges replaces missing teeth and offer support for the surrounding teeth to help retain the integrity of the jaw and face structure.

- Crowns cover, fix and protect teeth that are damaged or diseased that they need more support than simple filling.

- Crowns strengthen the Root Canal Treated Tooth, Fractured Tooth and Traumatized tooth.

- Crowns & Bridges can also improve the appearance of misshapen or discoloured teeth.

- Depending on the strength of the tooth underneath, a crown can last for many years if you look after your oral health and teeth and they are not accidently damaged.

Dental Crowns

Also known as caps, May be made of Metal, Porcelain, or newer restorative materials like metal free ceramics. They are Custom-made and fitted for each patient in conformation with the size and length of the natural teeth. Crowns typically last five to eight years, but can last much longer with proper oral hygiene. They can be made of plastic, ceramic or metal alloys. A combination of metal and ceramic is also possible to maximize strength and simulate the appearance of natural teeth. Crowns are indicated for cracked teeth and teeth with deep cavities; to protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; and to cover poorly shaped or discoloured teeth.

The teeth to be crowned are prepared which involves reduction of the tooth size (usually under local anaesthesia) followed by an impression or mould of the prepared tooth. This trimming of the tooth is required to create space for the crown to be fitted. The mould taken is then sent to a laboratory where skilled technicians will fabricate the crown. In the meanwhile, a temporary crown is made and fitted onto the trimmed tooth.

Dental Bridges

Bridges stabilize the bite of a patient who is with missing one or more teeth. It also prevent the surrounding teeth from moving or shifting in the mouth. A missing tooth that is not replaced may cause surrounding teeth to become unstable and require removal, compromising oral health or change the shape of the face and diminish the beauty of a smile. Bridges are permanent, unlike the partial dentures; patient need not remove them. The missing tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two caps (crowns), which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth.