Crowns & Bridges
Crowns & Bridges
“‘Crown‘ or a ‘cap‘ is a restoration that replaces the visible part of the tooth both esthetically and functionally. The type of crown is decided on the basis of the location of the teeth, occlusion and health of the gums.
Bridge is a fixed partial denture which takes the support of other teeth to replace one or more teeth. As the name suggests, the restoration bridges the gap between 2 or more teeth.
Crowns and bridges can be of metal or tooth colored .
Esthetic crowns or caps can be made of porcelain fused to metal or full – porcelain (ceramic). Porcelain is whitish in color. Shade of porcelain is determined by a lot of factors and is made to mimic a natural tooth. The metal used for crowns can be non-preciousmetal alloy or precious metal alloy.
We have the latest technology by which the porcelain shade is matched with the shade of one’s natural teeth to give the crowns/bridges a natural look (Vita EasyShade).
After the preparation of a tooth crown or a bridge is done, impression records are sent to the laboratory for the fabrication of the crowns and bridges. Temporaries (temporary crowns or bridge) are given to the patient while the permanent caps or bridges are being processed in the dental laboratory. These temporaries enable the patients to face their important engagements or meetings without the embarrassment of disfigured teeth. The temporary crown or bridge provides protection to the underlying tooth. Any changes that need to be made in the crown or bridge is noted and made in the permanent restorations.
Crowns and bridges are esthetic and can withstand strong chewing forces.
At the ‘try-in‘ appointment, it is placed in the mouth and all the functional and esthetic aspects of the restoration are checked. After the try-in, if changes are not required in the final restoration then the final crown or bridge is cemented on the teeth.