Dental Crowns and Bridges all services
A crown is a dental restoration that covers the entire tooth. While fillings just fill cavities and fit inside the tooth, a dental crown will cover the entire tooth and will replace the entire chewing surface of the tooth. It is called a "cap."."
A crown is placed to prevent a tooth from breaking. If a tooth has a large filling, it is more prone to cracking and falling apart, a crown, will help protect your tooth and make it more durable for many years to come.
A dental bridge is basically a replacement for a missing tooth, it is fixed or “glued” to your teeth, so you cannot remove it or dislodge it, their purpose is to hold your other teeth together and help you in everyday activities such as chewing and talking.
Types of dental crowns/bridge:
- Zirconium/full ceramic.
- Porcelain fused to high noble metal (without Nickel).
When crowns or bridges are made of porcelain fused to metal, the underlying metal is often an alloy containing either gold, palladium, or platinum, or a combination of these.
Zirconium and Ceramics are very esthetic and beautiful pieces of jewelry. It can replace or cap your front teeth giving you a combination of beauty and strength.
When the crown is located in the back of your mouth, gold is an option for three reasons:
First, it is a very workable metal. It can be burnished tightly to the tooth, and nothing fits better than gold.
Second, it can be cast very accurately. Margins can be made very thin if necessary, and will meet the teeth precisely.
Third, it will not corrode. For these reasons, dental crowns made of gold can last for many years. They are a protection for your teeth and can help insure that you keep your teeth nice and healthy.
Caring for a bridge:
- Brush and floss your teeth regularly.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- See your dentist regularly for exams.
- Always clean between the teeth and under the bridge.
|Crown-Porcelain Metal (gold)|
|Veneer (Porcelain laminate)|
|Cast post and core|
|Prefabricated Post & Core|