Crowns and Bridges

They’re a type of dental restoration that is placed over a tooth/teeth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. Typically they’re fixed to your teeth with the help of dental cement.

If it’s a single tooth that receives the restoration it is a crown.

If missing teeth are replaced taking support from adjacent teeth then, more than one tooth receives crowns, that is called a bridge.

When do u need crowns and bridges?

  • After Root Canal Treatment
  • Replacing Missing Teeth
  • To Cover A Discolored Or Poorly Shaped Tooth( Cosmetic Modification).
  • Protect A Week Tooth From Fracturing.
  • To Cover Severely Worn Out Teeth.
  • To Cover Dental Implants.

Types of Crowns

Being specialists in Crown and Bridge Dentistry and Implantology we will guide you through the different types of crowns available and educate you to choose the best material that will cater to your esthetic and functional needs.

Broad-scale crowns can be of these types:

  • All-ceramic
  • Metal
  • Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns / PFM

What are Metal Crowns?

Alloys that have a high content of gold or platinum, or base-metal alloys ( for example, cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium alloys ) are commonly used in dentistry for restorations.

Porcelain fused to metal crowns / PFM

These crowns have a core that is made up of metal over which a tooth-colored porcelain material is added to give it a natural appearance. •The core metal over which porcelain is fused can be made by two methods-

  • Computer printed ( DMLS)
  • Hand Made(casting)

Difference between DMLS ( PFM) crowns and hand made (casting) pfm crowns.

All Ceramic Crowns

  • The fabrication methods used to make these crowns gives the best match and a life like appearance making it merge with the remaining natural teeth unlike any other crown material.
  • These crowns are metal free.

When are they used?

  • Back teeth – situations where crown strength in important.
  • Cosmetic modification of front teeth
  • Last molars that are visible on smiling.

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