Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges in Coimbatore are made perfectly in srisakthi dental clinic
Lets have a brief discussion about crowns and bridges.
CROWNS are made by goldsmiths and BRIDGE by civil engineers, what is the purpose of talking about it in a dental website, well I will explain you.
Well, a crown indicates the visible part of the tooth in the mouth.
When the natural crown part of a teeth gets deformed or damaged to a certain level that it cannot be reconstructed by filling, an artificial crown is recommended. The artificial crowns are fixed to the teeth with help of adhesive dental cements. The artificial crowns will function as a natural crown in both appearance and in chewing food.The artificial crowns are Acrylic crowns, Ceramic crowns, Metal crowns and Zirconium crowns, Gold crowns [see images
Bridge is a type of artificial missing tooth replacement system. Usually a bridge is made by a horizontal component supported by two vertical component, like wise the missing tooth [crown]will be replaced by supporting the adjacent natural teeth [see photo]. A single teeth replacement bridge will have three crowns. The number of supporting teeth [crowns] may increase in replacing multiple missing teeth.Bridge in which the replaced tooth is in-between two normal teeth is called a normal bridge and bridge in which the replaced tooth is supported by natural teeth in only one side is called a cantilever bridge.The above said bridges are fixed and one more bridge is there called a Precision attachment bridge which is a semi fixed bridge, [see photo] it can be used as a fixed bridge but can be removed for cleaning.The Bridges are ACRYLIC BRIDGE, CERAMIC BRIDGE , METAL BRIDGE,ZIRCONIUM BRIDGE and GOLD BRIDGE
MULTIPLE UNIT BRIDGE
THREE UNIT BRIDGE
F A Q
1.What is the advantage of Bridge?
2.Can bridge be done to all?
- Patient can use it like a natural teeth,
- No need to remove for cleaning
- No special maintenance procedures
- Very comfortable (no plates and clips attached)
No, depending on the strength of the adjacent teeth your dentist will decide whether a bridge can be done or not.
3.Is Root canal treatment a must for supporting teeth in a bridge?
No it is not a must in all cases, but in certain cases where the supporting teeth is small or tilted a root canal treatment is required.
4.What is the cost of a bridge?
The cost of a bridge depends on the type of crown and number of units used
5.What is the life of a crown/bridge?
It depends on the variety of crown you select and how you use it.
6.What is the better alternative for a bridge?
The perfect and best alternative for bridges is DENTAL IMPLANTS, to know more about dental implants read the DENTAL IMPLANTS in our website.
7.What is the difference between a cap and a crown?
Cap is the colloquial term of a crown
.8.How should I take care of my crowns?
To prevent damaging or fracturing the crowns, avoid chewing hard foods, avoid teeth grinding, ice or other hard objects.
Besides visiting your dentist and brushing twice a day, cleaning between your teeth is vital with crowns. Floss or interdental cleaners (specially shaped brushes and sticks) are important tools to remove plaque from the crown area where the gum meets the tooth. Plaque in that area can cause dental decay and gum disease. Regularly scheduled examinations and hygiene appointments must be adhered to, or the same bacterial assault which causes decay and makes dental care necessary may cause the restorations to fail.
You can also use Water Floss ( A specialised instrument ) for Cleaning.
9.What are dental veneers?
To know more about dental veneers read the topic DENTAL VENEERS in our website
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