DENTAL CROWN & BRIDGES
Dental crowns and bridges are synthetic implants or devices that are placed in the teeth to serve multiple purposes. Crowns essentially act as a cap to cover the broken or damaged tooth while a bridge is used to physically ‘bridge’ the gap between two teeth.
Who Needs a Dental Crown?
Crowns are used in the following circumstances:
When you have a particularly weak tooth that needs an anchor to hold it in place
- When your teeth are stained and extremely discolored
- To give your tooth a more natural look
- When your tooth is poorly shaped
- When you have had a root canal treatment done
What Is a Crown Made Up Of?
Crowns come in different varieties: porcelain, composite resin, ceramic and stainless steel. Each type has its own pros and cons and getting the type of crown is more than just a personal preference.
Our dentists at Wellness Dental Studio will carefully evaluate your teeth and choose the best type tailored to your teeth.
How is a Dental Crown Procedure Done?
Typically, this procedure will take more than a single appointment. The first appointment will include a complete oral cavity examination where our dentists will assess if your tooth is strong enough to support a crown. If it’s not, then you might need a filling done first.
A temporary crown will be fitted in your tooth by the end of the first appointment till the permanent crown is being prepared.
The permanent crown will be placed in the second appointment and will be fixed in position using a special adhesive.
Who Needs a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is suggested when you have a missing tooth and need to fill the gap between two adjacent teeth. A bridge is placed not only for cosmetic reasons but also to prevent bites and infections of the gums.
What is a Bridge Made Up Of?
A traditional bridge is made up of two or three fake teeth held in place with two crowns on either side. These crowns are called abutments and are fixed with dental cement on the adjacent natural teeth.
How to Care For Your Dental Crown and Bridge?
It might take some time to get used to your crown and bridge after the procedure. It’s important to keep your oral hygiene optimum to avoid infections and other untoward consequences.
Proper gum and teeth care with regular brushing and flossing is the key to keeping your crown and bridge in good shape.