Crowns & Bridges
In case of severe damage to teeth due to an accident, loss of teeth due to age factor, severe cavity, after RCT & many other dental treatments requires Crown & Bridges, to make the treatment & post treatment results long lasting. Get the best treatment for Crowns & Bridges in Dwarka at Oraa Care Smile Dental Clinic.
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure.
A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite.
The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. They are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the colour of your natural teeth.
Crown fits over the entire top of the tooth above the gum line. Crowns cover, protect, seal and strengthen a tooth. A recommend crown is needed when a filling of tooth just will not work and in case patient carries the tooth without the crown, may experience further damage of tooth. Crowns may be made of gold, white porcelain or porcelain fused to gold or zirconium.
There Are Many Situations That May Call For A Crowning Of Teeth:
- Large decay: If a tooth has decay so deep and large that a filling will not stay, or if the tooth structure is weakened, a crown must be placed on the tooth to save it.
- Large old fillings: When large old fillings of tooth break down, or get decay around them, they usually need to be crowned. It is important to crown a tooth that has been structurally weakened to prevent a cracked or broken tooth. Once a tooth breaks, it may not be possible to save it.
- Cracked tooth: When a tooth is cracked, a filling will not seal the crack. A crown has to be placed over the tooth to hold it and the crack together. If a crown is not placed on the tooth, the tooth will become sensitive to chewing pressure, or will eventually break. It is important to crown a cracked tooth before it breaks, because in some cases a broken tooth cannot be crowned and must be extracted.
- Broken/Fractured tooth: A tooth that has broken is usually too weak to hold a filling. A crown will hold the tooth together and prevent it from breaking again. If the fracture involves the nerve, Root Canal Therapy may be required before the tooth is crowned. In some cases, a broken tooth cannot be saved and must be extracted.
- Sensitive teeth: Teeth that are very sensitive, either from a lot of "wear," or from receded gums, sometimes require crowns to seal and protect the teeth from hot and cold sensitivity.
- Root Canal Therapy: A tooth that has undergone Root Canal Therapy will need a crown to properly seal and protect the tooth. A tooth with Root Canal Therapy is more brittle than a tooth with a healthy nerve and blood supply. A crown provides the necessary support to the tooth.
Dental bridges are used in case of a missing tooth, they are false teeth also called as pontics. Dental bridge fills up the gap created by a missing teeth which helps in reducing dental problems, tooth drift and gum diseases. Traditionally removable dentures were used, which were not permanent, but dental bridges are permanent as they are anchored to the teeth with the help of metal bands held by Cement or resin.
A Permanent Bridge Replaces One Or More Missing Teeth. A Bridge Will:
- Keep teeth from drifting into the space created from a missing tooth
- Help preserve normal function and normal bite for the jaw joint