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Crowns, Bridges and Dentures

Crown:-

A dental crown is artificially made to cover a tooth to give it proper structure and support.Crowning is recommended to those teeth which are beyond any kind of repair or filling.A crown is made up of porcelain, zirconia or other metal alloys.

Bridge:-

A dental bridge is made to provide support for a missing tooth or teeth.Its function is to fill the gap between two teeth and support the structure in order to maintain a good smile.It prevents the shifting of natural teeth and maintains the natural structure of jaw.

Dentures:-

Dentures are less expensive as compared to crown and bridges.They are used to replace one or more missing teeth.Dentures are of two types

  • Full Dentures:- to replace all the teeth in the top or bottom section of mouth.
  • Partial Dentures:- to replace one or more teeth.

What are the different types of crowns available?

  • Metal crowns
  • PFM CROWN (Porcelain Fused to Metal)
  • Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)

How can I choose the type of crown among different types of crowns?

There are various factors to be kept in mind while choosing the crown-

  • Strength of teeth
  • Position of teeth and jaw bone
  • Budget of the patient

How do I care for my crown or bridge?

  • Visiting a dentist in every 6 months.
  • Maintaining Oral hygeine
  • In case a crown is dislocated visit the dental clinic immediately.
  • To give your crown a long life brushing of teeth and flossing regularly is recommended.
  • In case you feel if the crown is not placed properly after the treatment visit your dentist as soon as possible.
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How long will my crown last?

The life of a dental crown usual lasts quite long if taken proper oral care.The average age of a crown is considered between 5 to 15 years depending on their care taken.The need to be refixed after a particular period of time by the dentist.The condition of the jaw bone also responsible for the life of a crown.

Will I need a root canal if I get a crown?

It is not necessary to have a root canal everytime to have a crown.A tooth having a deep cavity with damaged or infected pulp is treated RCT.After root canal treatment the tooth is covered with a crown to give support and natural shape.In case there is a crack or breakage in a tooth crown can be placed on it.

How Many Appointments are required to get a Dental Bridge?

To have a dental bridge a person will have to visit the dentist for two or more times.In the first sitting the dentist will examin the problem,he may even take x-rays to understand the condition,shape of bone and teeth and then suggest the correct procedure of treatment.After taking and impression of the missing tooth or teeth the dentist will implant a bridge.

How should I care of my temporary crown?

  • Regular brushing and flossing.
  • Avoiding alcohol,tobacco and other drugs
  • Not chewing hard food as it can lead to breakage of the crown.
  • Maintaining oral hygiene

Will my crown’s shape and color look natural?

The crown is designed is such a way that it is properly adjusted and looks very natural among all the other teeth.The dentist will take a proper measurent of shape and size of ur tooth to replace it with an artificial crown.It is also made sure that the color of the crown resembles to other teeth.