Crown and Dental Bridges
Are you tired of wearing your poor fitting removable dentures and would to get a permanent and durable solution for your missing natural teeth? then you should getting your teeth restored with fixed dental appliances such as the dental crowns and bridges, which are not only stronger and durable, but also provide improved speech and chewing efficiency in comparison to the removable dentures.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a cap-like structure that is placed over the surface of prepared teeth to prevent the fracture of brittle or mechanically weakened teeth. Dental crowns are prepared from various materials such as metallic alloys, porcelain and zirconia.
What Are Dental Crowns Used for?
A dental crown is used in the following cases:
- To Reinforced Weakened Tooth – sometimes teeth become weakened due to the presence of teeth cavities or due to the presence of excessive dental fillings. In these cases, a dental crowns is placed over the entire surface of the tooth crown, so as to strengthen the weakened tooth structure.
- After Root Canal Treatment – teeth tend to become brittle and become prone to fracture following a root canal treatment. Therefore, it is necessary to place a crown over the treated tooth in order to prevent its fracture.
- Esthetic Reasons – dental crowns are also used to mask the effect of permanent staining of the teeth.
- To Reshape and Restore Function of Teeth – dental crowns are also quite useful for restoring the shape and function of crooked, chipped or fractured teeth.
How Are Dental Crowns Placed?
The placement of dental crowns involves following steps:
- Administration of Local Anesthesia – a local anesthesia is administered to the patient so as to make them comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. However, anesthesia is not required in case of root canal treated teeth.
- Tooth Preparation – The first step in dental crown placement is the reduction of dimensions of the natural tooth structure, so as to create room for the placement of the crown.
- Impression Making – once tooth preparation has been done, an impression of the teeth is made and sent to the dental laboratory for fabricating the prosthesis.
- Placing the Crown – at the next appointment, the crown is permanently placed over the prepared tooth with the help of a dental cement.
What Are Bridges?
Dental bridges can simply be considered as multiple dental crowns that are joined together. Dental bridges are fixed appliances that are used for the replacement of more than one teeth. Unlike the removable dentures, the teeth bridges remain permanently fixed to teeth and provide excellent esthetics and chewing efficiency.
Who Can Get Bridges?
You should get teeth bridges if you:
- Are fed-up of wearing your removable dentures that never fit properly
- Have multiple adjacent teeth missing inside your mouth
- Want to get a beautiful smile by getting your missing teeth permanently replaced
How Are Bridges Placed?
The method of placement of teeth bridges is quite similar to that of the dental crowns. The natural teeth on either side of the missing teeth (abutment teeth) are reduced to provide attachment, retention and stability artificial teeth that are used for replacement of missing teeth (pontics). An impression of the prepared abutment teeth is made and then send to the dental lab for fabrication of the prosthesis. Once the prosthesis is received back from the laboratory, the bridge then permanently placed over the abutment teeth with the help of a dental luting cement.
Enjoy that natural feeling by getting your missing teeth replaced with the fixed crowns and bridges today! Visit us today at Desai dental and start smiling again with confidence!