Crowns and bridges

 

 

 


 Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant and is typically bonded to the tooth.

 

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Crowns would be the restoration of choice when a patient desires to have his or her smile aesthetically improved but when partial coverage (i.e. a veneer) is not an option for one or more reasons.

 

 

A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:

  • To protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth

  • To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down

  • To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left

  • To hold a dental bridge in place

  • To cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth

  • To cover a dental implant

 
 

Types of dental crowns

k2Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns look most like normal teeth. However, sometimes the metal underlying the crown's porcelain can show through as a dark line, especially at the gum line and even more so if your gums recede. These crowns can be a good choice for front or back teeth.

To solve the problem of the dark line around the gums we offer the porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns with all-ceramic around the gums
All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the best natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.

 


Bridges

Bridges are made by creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of the missing tooth/teeth, with a pontic in between. They are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

 

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Bridges can:

  • Restore your smile

  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak

  • Maintain the shape of your face

  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth

  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position.