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Ceramic Crowns and Bridges

Time Require: 2 seatings
  • Crown and bridge treatment is a long-term method of replacing missing teeth.
  • A crown is placed on an individual tooth, where there is no sufficient tooth structure remaining to place a filling.
  • A bridge is applied when in space where one or more teeth have been lost. The teeth on either ends are crowned, and are referred to as abutments. The false teeth in a bridge that join the abutments are termed as pontics. Crowns and bridges are mostly manufactured from superior materials such as gold, porcelain, or a combination of metal fused to porcelain.
  • Both appearance and the function are considered when selecting the material that is best for you.

What is a Crown?

  • A crown, often called as a cap, is an artificial hollow cover resembling a natural tooth crown that restores a decayed or damaged tooth to its normal shape and size. It is fabricated out of metal or ceramic material by special procedure in a dental lab.

Where can Crowns br Placed?

  • All the teeth that have had root canal treatments done should be covered with crowns to prevent their breakage as they have lost their natural hydrating mechanism and tend to be brittle.
  • Teeth that have been restored more than half by filling material should be crowned.
  • Tooth with bad aesthetics can be reshaped with crown to improve the aesthetics.
  • Damage to the tooth structure because of wear and tear can be restored with crown.
  • Fractured tooth can be restored with crown.
  • Teeth with wide spaces between them resulting in food lodgment or unpleasant appearance can be crowned.  What

What is Bridge?

  • Dental bridge is a false tooth or teeth, known as a pontic, which is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth or teeth. The two crowns holding it in place that are attached onto your teeth on each side of the false tooth. This is known as a fixed bridge. This used to replace one or more missing teeth. procedure is Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures. Bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues and even improve your speech. Bridges require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many ten years or more.
  • Dental Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth by taking the support of the adjacent natural teeth. Putting a dental bridge avoids problems like rotation or shifting of adjacent teeth which results in disturbed bite, gum diseases, decay of adjacent teeth and supra eruption of opposite tooth.