Crowns and bridges

Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns

Crowns are permanently fitted caps placed over tooth that has suffered damage or decay. These tooth shaped crowns or caps helps to restore your teeth and smile.
In order to place a crown, existing natural tooth needs to be prepared or shaped according to specified dimensions.
This is followed by taking impression and lab procedures to manufacture crown or cap.

Signs a Crown is Needed
A cracked tooth without symptoms.
The patient experiences sensitivity to bite pressure and temperature, particularly the cold.
Deep decay. (Once the dentist removes the decay, there will not be enough tooth structure left to support a filling.)
The patient who had or in need of Root Canal treatment.
The tooth has a large silver (amalgam) filling that is breaking down.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is made with two or more dental crowns on either side of a gap made by a missing tooth, with a false tooth (or teeth) placed in between. These type of fake teeth are called pontics.

Signs patients need a Bridge
The patient is missing one or more teeth.
Patient requiring a fixed option over removable denture.

What are Dental Crowns / Bridges made of ?

All-Metal Crowns

Even though world has shifted to more aesthetic and modern dental restorations , metal crowns are still popular as a posterior tooth restorative choice.

These restorations are made using metal alloys and are known for their great strength and exceptional durability.

The only thing metal crowns lack is aesthetics as they give metal color but can be used to replace posterior most teeth.

Stronger and durable compared to other options.
Best choice for patients with bruxism (teeth grinding habit).
More economical.

It is tooth-colored and can be customized to match the exact color, texture, and contour of the adjoining teeth.

Also, the material is highly durable and long-lasting.

This is one of the best choice for those patients with aesthetic priorities

Aesthetically pleasing appearance
Stain resistant
Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns

This type of crown boosts both aesthetics and strength as they have an inside metal layer to impart strength and outer ceramic layer to provide a natural appearance.

Visually pleasing appearance
Strong and durable
Zirconium Crowns

Zirconia crowns are made from a material which is highly biocompatible with human body and exceptionally durable in longevity. These are least likely to cause any type of allergic reactions and can be safely given to those who have metal allergy as the body will not reject it in any circumstance. They are also strong enough to bear and resist forces generated during chewing and other activities. So that they stand as the best option for posterior areas as they take higher load than others.
Also when it comes to anterior region, zirconia stands in the first position as they perfectly mimic the natural tooth with its attractive translucent color which blends well with other teeth in mouth.
Therefore zirconia is preferred by many people over other options.

Procedure Involved in Dental Crown Placement

During the first appointment, tooth to receive crown/Bridge will be prepared/ shaped according to specified dimensions.
This is followed by impression making to register details of tooth for fabrication process.
Our lab then process your tooth details and will accordingly make a crown to satisfy your needs.
Crown fixation is done with the help of dental cement which can fix them permanently over the prepared tooth structure. And this completes the procedure of crown/ bridge fixation.

If you practice healthy habits, proper hygiene and healthy life style, crown and bridges may last for a long time.

Frequently Asked

For more queries contact us.

Why do I need a crown, and not a filling?

When the tooth sustains an injury that a filling cannot solve, crowns are recommended. Especially after root canal treatment when the tooth structure loses its strength, crowns should be placed to prevent fracture of the tooth.

How long does crown and bridge last?

If you practice healthy habits, proper hygiene and healthy life style, crown and bridges may last for a long time.

What is the difference between crowns and bridges?

A crown is used to restore a single tooth whereas a bridge is used to replace multiple missing teeth.

Can people recognize that I am wearing a crown over my tooth?

Today we have many options available for crowns starting from Metal colored crowns to Natural tooth looking crowns.  Natural tooth looking crowns like zirconia crowns mimics the natural tooth and give a natural appearance.

How are crowns placed on tooth?

Crowns are cemented over the prepared tooth structure with a dental cement which act as a strong adhesive.

How much portion of my tooth should be removed inorder to place a crown?

Usually 1-2 mm of crown portion is removed to prepare tooth for crown placement.

I had a root canal treatment recently and my tooth looks darkened , Can I mask my this dark color with a crown?

When tooth becomes died , the whole tooth structure may turn dark , this is a normal phenomenon. Selecting correct shade crown which matches with the remaining tooth can solve this  problem.

Should I replace my old crown?

If your old crown is damaged, worn out, or if you find any discomfort with it, seek a dental help as soon as possible to rule out the problems associated with it. If there is any damage beyond repair, replacement of crown will be indicated.

Which food items should I avoid while using crowns and bridges?

It is always recommended to avoid biting hard substances like ice, hard candies, raw vegetables and other hard and sticky items with crowns and bridges as they can damage them which may require replacement if it cannot be repaired.

How do I care for my crowns and bridges?

Maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice daily can increase the lifespan of crown and bridges.  Also avoid hard and sticky food that can disturb the restoration.


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