One thing that we all witness today is the progress of the medical sciences in every field. Some inventions impacted our lives in a revolutionary manner. Dental Crowns and Bridges are such great invention that has changed several people’s lives.
Read ahead to know more about crowns and bridges. Because every smile matters for us at Aesthetic dental.
All about Crowns and Bridges
Yes! We all lose our teeth at some point in our lives. It may be due to tooth decay, trauma or ageing. Our teeth may get damaged, cracked, decayed or mobile. All that takes our lovely smile and the confidence of living gracefully. At old age, it takes a toll to even follow our daily routine like having our meals properly. Certainly, not only our health but mental health gets shattered.
None of us wants to age in such a way.
Crowns and Bridges are the perfect solutions for all such problems. And everyone who is suffering from such aforementioned ailments should take this treatment.
Let’s see each one in detail:
A dental crown is a cover put over your current tooth to re-establish its normal shape, size and functioning.
Dental crowns have been proven very effective in prolonging the life of root canal treated teeth as well as in replacing missing teeth with dental implant treatments.
Let’s see what crowns can do:
A crown can play a vital role in the following ways:
- It can protect the weak or cracked tooth from breaking further.
- Crowns can be a good replacement for already broken or worn-down teeth.
- Crowns are recommended for root canal treated teeth
- Crowns are required to be placed over the dental implants.
- Crowns enhance the colour and aesthetics of discoloured teeth.
- Crowns form a part of the dental bridges.
Types of Crowns:
Crowns are available in several types:
- Porcelain/ Ceramic/ Zirconia crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal crowns (PFM)
- Metal Crowns such as Gold, silver
- Acrylic Crowns
- Stainless Steel Crowns
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A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that fills the gap created by missing teeth, taking support of the crowns on the neighbouring teeth.
Dental Bridge provides a replacement for the missing teeth thereby restoring your smile and helping to regain your chewing ability.
These are mostly non-removable and you can use them as a replacement for one or more missing teeth. Bridges are again made up of different materials like Zirconia, PFM or metal.
Let’s see what Bridges do:
Dental Bridges helps you in the following way:
- It reframes and restores your smile.
- Helps in restoring chewing ability.
- Stops further jaw degeneration
- Restores the shape of your face
Types of Bridges:
- Traditional bridges
- Cantilever bridges.
- Maryland bridges
- Implant supported bridges.
How much time do the Crowns and Bridges take?
Both will require at least 2 visits to your dentist.
The first visit includes planning. Your dentist will modify the tooth structure to make space for your crown/ bridge. Then a dental impression is taken, which is sent to the lab. The fabrication of crown/bridge takes 3-10 days in the lab. Meanwhile, a temporary crown is given on the modified tooth.
On your second visit, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown or bridge will be placed.
Whether it’s a chipped tooth or stained one or missing one; crowns and bridges offer a promising solution.
So, what should you go for? Crown or a bridge?
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What is the lifespan of a crown or a bridge?
In general, both of them have a life of 5-15 years. But this depends upon the hygiene, maintenance and type of crown and bridges.
Is maintenance of a crown or bridge difficult?
No, it’s just like you are taking care of your original ones. However, for the best experience, get your prosthetics checked at regular intervals by your dentists.
How much does the treatment cost?
The cost is based on the material of the crown. If you are opting for a metal crown like gold or silver, the cost would be several times higher than that of a porcelain one. To know more- Visit our dentist.
What is the risk associated with a Dental crown or bridge?
Generally, the treatment is fully successful. But, in some cases, the patient might complain of some discomfort or pain. Sometimes, these symptoms fade away with time. However, in some cases, the crown or bridge needs a further replacement.
We hope that we have answered all your queries. Don’t believe in myths around you. Book an appointment and visit us today!
Crowns and Bridges at Aesthetic Dental:
We at Aesthetic Dental care for you. Being the best dental clinic in Mohali, and the best multi-speciality dental clinic in Chandigarh Tricity, we have a team of specialised dentists in the area. Till now, we have treated a large number of patients with the best Crowns and Bridges.
We believe that your smile is important and to make you smile again, we work hard with the best dentists and the finest labs. There are almost negligible chances of the treatment’s failure.
So what are you waiting for? Get your smile and confidence again at the best reasonable cost in Mohali and Chandigarh Tricity.