CROWN & BRIDGES

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DENTAL CROWN & BRIDGES

crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.Crowns replace missing tooth structure, support misshapen or badly broken teeth, and look like natural teeth. They are made of different types of porcelain: porcelain fused to tooth-colored core materials, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. For crowns that are being placed in the back of the mouth where chewing and strength are required, we will typically place gold crowns because of their durability. They never break and last an extremely long period of time. Porcelain crowns will last 20 years or more with the proper care, but will typically last at least five years depending on an individual’s oral hygiene and any grinding or tooth-clenching habits that they may exhibit.

Reasons for crowns:

  • Broken or fractured teeth.
  • Cosmetic enhancement.
  • Decayed teeth
  • Fractured fillings
  • Large fillings.
  • Tooth has a root canal.

A bridge is a number of crowns that are placed and connected together where teeth are missing. We also place fixed bridges, which are cemented into place and are not removed from the mouth. They are an alternative to partial dentures and dental implants, and utilize the adjacent teeth in order to support the bridge. A patient can take advantage of the bridge in a case where both adjacent teeth need attention or have old fillings, because a bridge will not only address their missing tooth, but the concerns of the adjacent teeth at the same time. Otherwise, if a patient has a healthy, natural tooth on each side of the missing tooth, then a dental implant will typically be recommended instead. Recommendations for various cosmetic procedures are generally based on a case-by-case basis dependent on the patient’s age, budget, and desires.

Reasons for a fixed bridge:

  • Fill space of missing teeth.
  • Maintain facial shape.
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.
  • Restore chewing and speaking ability.
  • Restore your smile.
  • Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.

After root canal treatment,tooth gets dried because of lack of blood supply within,so it might get fractured after biting or chewing of food.

To prevent tooth, from breakage,we give full coverage crown which protects underlying tooth.

WHY IS A DENTAL CROWN NEEDED?

  • To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) to prevent it from breaking or in order to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left
  • To hold a dental bridge in place
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To cover mis-sharpened or severely discolored teeth

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.

Different types of crowns-

  • METAL
  • DENTAL CROWN

  • PFM(porcelain fused to metal)
  • DENTAL CROWN & BRIDGES

  • FULL CERAMIC CROWN
  • DENTAL BRIDGES