Dental Crowns or Teeth Crowns are dental restoration caps which are fitted on a portion of tooth lies above the gums. In this way dental crown becomes external surface of tooth giving it required protection and beautiful looks. As we get older, many of us discover that our teeth that are no longer as structurally sound as they were in our youth. Your regular dentist will usually be able to recognize problem areas which may lead to tooth damage and a need for dental crowns. If the entire surface of the tooth is damaged, but the root system has remained intact, your dentist will usually suggest that a dental crown be put in place. Dental crowns are also capable of replacing missing teeth entirely. The dental crown is secured to the teeth on either side using a bridge section which connects the two dental crowns.
Metal Free Crowns and Bridges
Metal-free crowns and bridges are durable restorations for broken, missing or cracked teeth. The newer metal-free crowns and bridges cover or cap the entire damaged tooth, eliminates the black line and improve the appearance of the older crowns. Based on the interest of patients, our specialists will place either the fixed or removable metal free crowns and bridges.
PFM Crowns and Bridges
Porcelain-Fused to-Metal dental crowns (PFMs) have a metal base which is clung to a veneer produced using porcelain. The metal gives a solid yet moldable density and the porcelain gives the crown a characteristic tooth-like appearance. This kind of crown uses a partial veneer that covers only the visible part of the tooth. It's then conceivable to shading match the veneer to the regular shade of the patient's tooth. PFMs are generally utilized for both front and back teeth reclamations.
When you return for your second appointment the permanent crown will be cemented onto your tooth. The dental crown should last for ten to fifteen years. The placement of a crown can usually be completed with only two appointments. However, it is possible that your tooth may require a preliminary restoration. In order to stabilize your tooth, a filling will be put in place prior to placing a crown due to the loss of original tooth structure.
Zirconia Crowns and Bridges
The Lava crowns and bridges made from Zirconium Oxide (Zirconia) framework and Cad Cam technology are as strong as metal based crowns and bridges. When compared with metal crowns and bridges, the lava bridges and crowns, made with ceramic material similar to the natural ceramic of the teeth, have many advantages including natural appearance, eliminates gray shadow on gums and bio compatible.
Dental Bridge Procedure
In order to place a dental bridge, patient need to receive a mild anesthetic to numb the area and your dentist will prepare the teeth surrounding the open space. If these teeth already have fillings, part of the filling may be left in place to provide a solid foundation for the dental bridge. An impression is made and from this model a dental lab will create the bridge, false tooth and crowns. You will wear a temporary dental bridge in the mean until you return for your second appointment. Your new bridge will be fitted and adjusted before being cemented to your teeth. Dental bridges can reduce your risk of gum disease, help correct some bite issues and even improve your speech. They require your commitment to serious oral hygiene, but will last as many ten years or more.