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Crown and Bridges

In order to maintain your bright and beautiful smile it is necessary to maintain your oral or dental health with the help of a dental care expert who can provide various types of dental services. Crown and bridges are among some of the services provided by the cosmetic dentists for this purpose.

Brief information about both of these dental services is provided here under for your consideration.

Introduction to dental crowns

Dental crowns are the caps or covers that can be used for the restoration of damaged teeth to give them normal size and shape and improving their looks and strength. It can strengthen a tooth damaged due to any reason like crack due to injury or accident that cannot be cured just by filling it. The crown seals the crack by holding it tight to avoid its further damage.

Placement of a crown

A crown can be placed on a damaged tooth after preparing it so that the crown can be easily fit on it. To fabricate the crown for damaged tooth its impression along with gum is casted and sent to the lab. Initially temporary crow is placed by the dentist until the permanent crown is fabricated in the lab which is cemented later on by removing the temporary crown.

Natural Look

A dental crown gives a natural look to the damaged tooth as it is fabricated according to the impression of your tooth and its gum similar in size, colour and shape of the original tooth. You can also consult your dentist if you want to change the looks of your damaged tooth through crown.

How Long does It Last?

A dental crown can last several years if prepared and fixed properly by a qualified and experienced dentist. The life of your dental crown also depends upon its oral and hygienic care take by you.

After Care for your Dental Crown

You should avoid grinding teeth or chewing hard foods like ice and other objects to avoid the fracturing or breakage of dental crown. You should brush and floss your teeth along with crowned teeth at least twice a day to remove plaque from the joint of teeth and gums to keep them clean and avoid decay and other dental problems.

Dental bridges

Lateral meaning of Dental bridges is the device which can be used to bridge the gap between two the two teeth created by missing of one or more teeth.

Structure of dental bridge

The structure of a dental bridge includes two crown on the either side of the false teeth joined together to fill up the gap. These false teeth along with the crowns can be made of porcelain, gold, alloys or their combination. These bridges require implants or the existing natural teeth to support them.

Benefits

Dental bridges can help in restoring your smile and ability to speak and chew food properly. They also help in replacing the missing teeth and maintaining the shape of your face properly along with preventing the drifting of the remaining teeth.

Types of bridges

Mainly three types of dental bridges are commonly used. They may include traditional bridges, cantilever bridges and Maryland bonded bridges. Any of these techniques can be used to fill the gap caused by missing teeth according to the condition of the patient.

Getting a Dental bridge

At first visit abutment teeth or anchoring teeth are prepared by removing the enameled portion of the existing teeth on the either sides of the gap so that crowns can be fixed on them. Then an impression of crowns and the gap of missing teeth is taken to use in the lab as the model of the bridge.

It helps in preparing a temporary to protect the gums and exposed teeth as well as permanent bridge for the ultimate solution of the problem. The permanent bridge is temporarily cemented after removing temporary bridge to ensure its proper fitting, which is permanently cemented after few weeks.

After Care and Prevention

Your dental bridge can last long if they are properly installed as well as cleaned by brushing and flossing them at least twice a day. It can prevent gum diseases as well as decay of your remaining teeth supporting the bridge. Thus dental services like crowns and bridges can help in maintaining your dental as well as overall health.