It can also improve the physical appearance of discoloured teeth. A dental crown also perfectly matches natural tooth colour and shape. At our practice, we do different types of crowns.
Crown is advised in the following cases:
The procedure of getting a crown requires a detailed impression of the tooth (or gum if the tooth is missing).
The impression is then taken and will replicate the tooth, allowing a true duplicate of a tooth, from the minor details, including the colour and shape. Finally, upon completion of the crown, it is fitted and permanently bonded to the tooth/teeth.
If you are suffering from tooth loss or damage, contact us today.
The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Bridges are tooth-coloured prosthetic devices that can be fixed or removable, anchored to neighbouring teeth for support and to replace missing tooth/teeth.
Dental bridges look and function like normal teeth and can be hard to distinguish from natural teeth. Bridges may also help reduce the risk of gum disease and help correct biting issues.
Depending on the position of a missing tooth and surrounding teeth, various bridges are available to choose from. A fixed bridge cements the natural teeth or implants surrounding the space. Fixed bridges are fixed and cannot be taken out of your mouth.
The bridge is fused between two porcelain crowns to fill the missing tooth area or teeth.
How long do crowns and Bridges Last?
While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they sometimes become loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease.
Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice daily and flossing daily. Also, see us regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.
To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.