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Crowns and Bridges are fixed prosthetic appliances, which are cemented onto the existing teeth or implants by a dentist. Crowns are used to cover or ‘cap’ a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space where there is one or more teeth missing. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants. 

Crown is recommended when

DENTAL CROWNS replace the normal shape and size of the tooth. They are given 

  • In teeth with deep cavities which can’t be restored with simple filling,
  • to protect root canal treated teeth from fracturing
  • Discoloured teeth
  • To reshape the malformed teeth
  • Fractured or broken teeth
  • Cosmetic make over of teeth,
  • Worn off teeth, etc.  

Crowns are custom-made restorations. The tooth is prepared or cut all around to receive a crown as close to the shape and form of a natural tooth as possible. A crown has to qualify the proper form, function and cosmetic demands. The impression is made, the bite is registered and the shade is selected before sending it to lab. for fabrication. Meanwhile, the tooth is restored with a temporary crown.

Types of Crowns

Crowns are made with a variety of materials ranging from acrylic( plastic) to metal to ceramic. Most commonly used crowns are

  • White metal crowns (only in back teeth where space is less),
  • Gold crowns,
  • Metal-ceramic crowns,
  • All ceramic crown
  • Zirconia / Alumina crowns

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What are Dental Bridges?

DENTAL BRIDGES as the name suggests, bridges the gap between the two teeth caused by a lost tooth. A missing tooth not only compromises the smile but also disturbs the remaining teeth as well. The adjacent teeth start tilting in the gap whereas the tooth in the opposite arch starts encroaching into the free space leading to faulty bite. A delayed restoration would involve adjusting the surrounding teeth by slicing or crowning. 

Bridges are given when

Dental Bridges can be given to replace one to two teeth in the back of the mouth and one to four teeth in the front segment of the mouth provided there is adequate support on the either side of the missing teeth. Dental bridges rely on the healthy support of the adjacent teeth and their relationship to the teeth in the opposing arch. Bridges can’t be given where the remaining teeth are loose or few. A good diagnosis based on the study models and x-rays is important for the longevity of the dental BRIDGES.

How Long do Crowns and Bridges Last?

A crown and bridge can last easily from five to ten years and sometimes more if good oral hygiene practice is followed coupled with periodic professional cleaning at a dental office. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease

At Align Orthodontics- A multi-specialty Dental Clinic, we pay adequate attention to diagnosing the problem and thus executing a treatment plan that’s best fitting to your dental requirements keeping your financial concerns in mind. 

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