Are missing teeth keeping you from feeling great about your smile? Are there broken, cracked, chipped, discolored, or flawed teeth in your smile? Do you have a tooth or teeth that seem to get cavities often, or seem to be fragile? Do you wish you could eat whatever you’d like without pain, or smile with confidence? Lucknow based Dentist On Wheels offers several treatments that can restore your smile. Two of these treatments are dental crowns and dental bridges.
Dental crowns and dental bridges are common cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that are skillfully and regularly performed by a professional team of Doctors at Dentist On Wheels.
Dental crowns are a form of restoration for teeth with severe decay, and that have lost a lot of original strength and form.
Dental crowns are usually recommended when the natural tooth structure is compromised, or when it is damaged from either trauma or extensive decay.
Dental crowns can also be used when there are fillings in which there is not enough enamel left for support.
Dental crowns are also an integral part of dental bridgework or tooth replacement with partial dentures. For tooth replacement, crowns may be affixed to dental implants.
Dental crowns look like natural teeth, feel like natural teeth, and function like natural teeth.
No special care is required to keep crowns in good condition. You just brush and floss as recommended by your dentist and maintain routine professional care.
Dental bridges are used to replace missing teeth.
The adjacent teeth are filed down, and a dental bridge is placed on top, supporting a false tooth in the middle. Tooth replacement with a dental bridge can restore confidence in your smile.
Dental bridges are very stable, anchored on healthy natural teeth.
Dental bridges can prevent the wearing down of surrounding teeth.
What happens if a gap in between two teeth is left unfilled?
When a person loses a tooth, two things may happen. The bone begins to erode because there is no root attached. Secondly, the teeth on either side of the space begin to shift. When all of the teeth are present, they support one another and help maintain proper placement.
If a tooth or teeth are lost, the ones on either side shift towards the center in an attempt to close the gap. When teeth are lost, Dentist On Wheels can immediately create a bridge or crown that can be placed within the gap and provide support to the surrounding teeth. If dental implants are used, both issues are taken care of with one treatment option.
How long will a crown or bridge last?
The type of material used to create the crown determines how long it lasts. Temporary crowns are often made of ceramic which is of lesser quality than the porcelain used in permanent crowns. A temporary crown can last up to two years, with permanent crowns lasting anywhere from five to ten years, depending on the level of care they receive.
What Type of Dental Crown Should I Choose?
When you need a crown, you immediately start thinking about the types of dental crowns and their costs. This is because today there are many different types of crowns that vary depending on materials, cost, procedures, and patients’ needs. The main types of crowns used in dentistry include:
1. All Porcelain Crowns
This is definitely the most popular type of crown used nowadays. They are entirely made of porcelain material.
Some ADVANTAGES are:
- Porcelain or ceramic crowns provide the best and most natural look. They match your surrounding teeth in shape, size, and color.
- The best option for front teeth restorations.
- They are biocompatible: that means no metal is used, so they are toxic-free.
2. Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns (PFM)
Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are another widely used type of dental crown. They provide both strength (due to their metal structure) and aesthetics (due to the porcelain coat that covers the cap).
The main ADVANTAGES of PFM crowns are:
- They provide great aesthetics and durability
- They’ve been around for over 50 years. We know they work well.
- They are less costly than all porcelain crowns
3. Zirconia Crowns
Zirconium is a relatively new material that combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain crowns. High translucent zirconia and layered zirconia crowns have become a more popular choice lately.
The main ADVANTAGES of zirconia crowns are:
- They provide great aesthetics
- They are strong and long-lasting (less possibilities of chipping or breaking).
- The process can be less time consuming because zirconia can be cut and shaped at the same dental office. There’s no need to send them over to a dental lab.
- Zirconia Crowns are less likely to wear down due to their strength.
- They are biocompatible: as metal free crowns, they are not likely to cause allergic reactions.
- E- MAX: Lithium Disilicate Crowns
The newest type of crown in dentistry today is known as E -Max. It is a type of all-ceramic crown made of lithium disilicate (which is also light and thin).
The main ADVANTAGES of E-max crowns are:
- Great aesthetics. They look great in your mouth.
- They can be durable and very strong.
- They provide a great choice both for front and back teeth.
Bridges normally are made to last for several years, but the length of time is determined by the quality of workmanship and the materials used. Dentist On Wheels encourages his patients who have had bridgework performed in the past to visit her office should they experience difficulties. He is able to assess the situation and discuss what treatment options are available.
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