CROWNS & BRIDGES
Dental Crowns or Teeth Crowns are dental restoration caps which are fitted on a portion of tooth lies above the gums. In this way dental crown becomes external surface of tooth giving it required protection and beautiful looks. As we get older, many of us discover that our teeth that are no longer as structurally sound as they were in our youth. Your regular dentist will usually be able to recognize problem areas which may lead to tooth damage and a need for dental crowns. If the entire surface of the tooth is damaged, but the root system has remained intact, your dentist will usually suggest that a dental crown be put in place. Dental crowns are also capable of replacing missing teeth entirely. The dental crown is secured to the teeth on either side using a bridge section which connects the two dental crowns.
Types of Dental Crowns
Metal Free Dental CrownsMetal free dental crowns are becoming popular nowadays. Such crowns look very natural. With metal free dental crowns we can do restoration matching shape, the colour / shade and light transmission as same level of other teeth.
Dentrace monolithic, Dentrace treatment , e.max, Basic full contour, Basic, Classic, Premium 3m lava are some of the popular treatments nowadays
Metal-Ceramic Crowns (Procelain fused metal, Cobalt Chromium with Ceramic Covering resembling adjacent teeth colour )What is a metal ceramic crown? Another name for this is a 'porcelain fused to metal' crown. They consist of a metal interior or base which is fused to porcelain crowns. The metal interior can be produced from a range of metals, e.g. alloy and this is what gives this crown its strength.
Metal Crowns (Cobolt Chromium metal, Procelain fused metal)These restorations are made using gold or 'white' (silver-colored) dental alloy. They're known for their great strength and exceptional durability.
Dental Crown Procedure
Dentist needs to take impression of your tooth in order to make suitable dental crown. Actual making of dental crown takes place at lab where the impression is sent. A temporary crown is installed and you will wear this until the permanent crown has been made which usually takes about two weeks. The cement colour used for your permanent crown must be the same as used for your temporary crown as the colour of the cement does affect the overall colour of a porcelain crown. When you return for your second appointment the permanent crown will be cemented onto your tooth. The dental crown should last for ten to fifteen years. The placement of a crown can usually be completed with only two appointments. However, it is possible that your tooth may require a preliminary restoration. In order to stabilize your tooth, a filling will be put in place prior to placing a crown due to the loss of original tooth structure
A dental bridge is a false tooth which is fused between two porcelain crowns in order to replace a missing tooth. Each dental bridge is custom made to fill in the space. If spaces are left unfilled the surrounding teeth are liable to drift out of position. Furthermore, spaces from missing teeth can cause your other teeth and your gums to become far more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. In case of missing teeth, you need to discuss dental bridge procedure with our dentist.
Dental Bridge Procedure
In order to place a dental bridge, patient need to receive a mild anaesthetic to numb the area and your dentist will prepare the teeth surrounding the open space. If these teeth already have fillings, part of the filling may be left in place to provide a solid foundation for the dental bridge. An impression is made and from this model a dental lab will create the bridge, false tooth and crowns. You will wear a temporary dental bridge in the mean until you return for your second appointment. Your new bridge will be fitted and adjusted before being cemented to your teeth. Dental bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues and even improve your speech. They require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many ten years or more.