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Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap.
Bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Both,crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices.Unlike removable devices such as dentures,crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dentist.
WHY CROWN REPLACEMENT RECOMMENDED?
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.
- Restore a fractured tooth.
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing.
- Attach a bridge.
- Cover a dental implant.
- Cover a discoloured (or) poorly shaped tooth.
- Cover a tooth that has/had root canal treatment.
While crown and bridges can last a lifetime,they do sometimes come loose/fall out.The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown is to practice good oral hygiene.
Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily.
To prevent damage to your new crown/bridge,avoid chewing hard foods.
Avoid sticky,chewy foods(Eg:chewing gum,caramel) which have the potential of grabbing and pulling off the crown.
WHAT PROBLEMS COULD DENTAL CROWNS DEVELOP?
- Chipped crown
- Loose crown
- Crown falls off
- Allergic reactions
- Dark line on crowned tooth next to the gum line
TYPES OF DENTAL CROWNS
TYPES OF CROWN BASED ON MATERIAL
2.Porcelaine fused Metal Crowns
3.All Ceramic Crowns
TYPES OF CROWN BASED ON USUAGE
1.Single Unit Crown
3.Implant retained Crowns
Basic consultation cost will start from Rs 500 and depends on complexity the charges will be extra and will recommended if required
Most frequent questions and answers
Getting a crown fixed is not painful and generally a straight forward procedure
Fillings are safe and effective,but some people might experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity afterward.Most of the time,this sensitivity is normal and will resolve within few days or weeks
During filling procedures, dentists clean away the decay inside the cavity, usually with a drill, before filling it in.Fillings work by replacing the part of the tooth destroyed
by tooth decay. The dentist molds them to match the shape ofthe surrounding tooth.