Dental Crowns & Bridges
Do you have cracked, damaged or missing teeth? Crowns and bridges can help you…
- Anterior Dental Crown
- Dental Crown (Posterior)
- Fibre Post With Net
- Crown Margin
- Bonded Crowns
If you have a damaged tooth or a vacant space in your smile after tooth loss, Crowns and Bridges are a suitable option to restore your smile.
Dental Crowns are a strong porcelain sleeve built to fit over the existing damaged tooth, and ensure function and stability. The mould normally takes 2-3 appointments to fit, however once fixed will look and function like a natural tooth.
Bridges are a dental crown fitted between two artificial teeth and are also known as ‘pontics’. The teeth secured to the pontic, sit securely over the adjacent natural teeth, in order to fill the vacancy. Bridges are a strong and stable alternative to dentures or to an implant for a fast, effective solution.
Benefits of Crowns and Bridges
- Durable and resilient
- Prevent further teeth form shifting
- Improve your ability to chew and speak
- Maintain facial structure
- Restore smile confidence
There are lots of different dental treatments and you need to gather knowledge about them in order to get effective dental treatment. Good oral healthcare should be practiced in order to avoid expensive dental treatments. Crowns and bridges are required when your teeth are not in good health and if you are looking to get treatment for them, then here are some of the most frequently asked questions about crowns and bridges.
Crowns and bridges are required when you have lost teeth and want to fill the empty spaces, where you lost your tooth. There are artificial crowns to help people recover or save a tooth and bridges are used to replace more than one tooth if it is lost due to an accident. It is only natural that you lose your teeth over time, and artificial crowns and bridges can act as artificial teeth in order to replace your missing teeth.
The common materials used in crowns and bridges are metal alloy and porcelain. Metal alloy is hard and durable, which is why it is a good choice for molars, since they can withstand crushing and grinding. Porcelain is also strong, and is used due to its ability to match the color of the teeth.
Crowns and bridges are basically used for replacing missing teeth for the following purposes:
- For improving speech & appearance
- For preventing damage & stress to other teeth
- For preventing teeth from shifting
- For improving chewing ability
- For maintaining a solid and natural bite
The dentist who will fit the crowns and bridges on your teeth is known as prosthodontist and will require X-Ray examinations of the teeth in order to determine the exact fittings of the crowns and bridges for your teeth. You may also require a root canal filling before the crown and bridges treatment.
When you are getting crown treatment, the tooth will be numbed and then shaped using a drill, and an impression is made to record the changes made to the tooth. A crown will be attached on a temporary basis with the tooth in order to fill the gap. You will then have to visit the dentist for a second appointment, where the crown will be attached to the tooth. Once the crown is attached it should feel natural and comfortable, and if it doesn’t, minor adjustments may have to be made.
The preparation for a bridge treatment is pretty similar to the crown treatment, and the teeth are shaped by drilling on either side of the teeth.
It is important to take good care of crowns and bridges in order to make them last for years. You need to practice good oral hygiene and get regular dental checkups in order to maintain the crowns and bridges in good condition. You will need to brush and floss regularly, and your prosthodontist or dentist will show you how to look after and clean your crowns and bridges effectively.