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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.

Why Is a Dental crown needed ?crown

A dental crown may be needed in the following situation……..

    1. To protect a weak tooth (root canal treated tooth).
    2. To restore an already broken tooth
    3. To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
    4. To cover a dental implant.
    5. To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth

TYPES OF CROWNS ARE AS FOLLOWS :-

  • Temporary crowns: these crowns are acrylic or metal alloy .They cover the tooth while a permanent crown is being created in our in-house dental lab.
  • Stainless steel crowns: These are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent and baby teeth. Stainless steel crowns are generally used for children’s teeth because they are cost-effective and can be put on in one visit. The crown covers the entire tooth and protects it from further decay. When the primary tooth comes out to make room for the permanent tooth, the crown comes out naturally with it
  • Metal crowns : These crowns can be made from cast gold alloys or cast silver palladium alloys. With a metal crown, less tooth structure needs to be removed and the wear on opposing teeth is minimal. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing well and last the longest. They also rarely chip or break. The metallic color is the main drawback. Metal crowns are a good choice for out-of-sight molars.
  • Porcelain fused to metal crowns: These dental crowns contain an inner metal casting with porcelain baked over it. They look natural and can be very aesthetic. Occasionally they may chip and show the underlying metal. Next to all-ceramic crowns, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns look most like normal teeth
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.

Does a Crowned Tooth Require Special Care?

While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, remember that simply because a tooth is crowned does not mean the tooth is protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing daily — especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth — and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day.

Dental Bridge

What Is a Bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental procedure used to replace one or several missing teeth. A bridge restores your bite and maintains the natural shape of your face and jaw by preventing the tilt or drift of adjacent teeth into the empty space.

ADVANTAGES OF A BRIDGE

1.Bridges are fixed restorations that do not require periodic removal for cleaning.
2.Bridges are small and lightweight dental restorations which makes it easy for the patient to adapt to it.
3.All chewing forces are passed to the abutment teeth and not to the gums underneath. Therefore, teeth perform the
mastication function in the natural way.
4.Aesthetically superior when compared to missing teeth.
5. Only few appointments are needed to complete the procedure.

Types of bridges

  • Traditional bridges: these are the most common dental bridges. They involve creating a crown for the tooth (abutment) on either side of the missing tooth, with a replacement tooth (pontic) in between. Traditional bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramic.                                                                                                   
  • Cantilever bridges: these bridges are used when the replacement tooth can only be supported from one side. A cantilever dental bridge is typically used when the space is small and the stresses will be minimal

  • Maryland bonded bridges : this dental bridge is most commonly used to bridge front teeth together. The Maryland bridge technique, named after the University of Maryland Dental School where it was developed, uses metal or resin “wings” on each side of the bridge that are bonded to the existing teeth. A Maryland bonded bridge is also called a resin-bonded bridge. One of its big advantages is that it requires very little shaping, if any, of the anchor teeth.
  • Implant-supported dental bridges these bridges are recommended if you’re missing more than one tooth. This technique involves the placement of two or more dental implants with space between them. These implants serve as the abutments (anchors) for the permanently cemented bridgework. Because dental implants simulate tooth roots, they maintain the integrity of the jaw bone and provide a solid support for the bridge.
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