Crown and Bridges
While damaged or broken teeth are unattractive, they can also hurt or separate, creating much worse issues. By carrying out restorative dentistry operations like Crown and Bridges, we can assist you in feeling more confident about your teeth and having a healthier, brighter smile.
Broken or cracked teeth are prone to breaking and causing problems. A tooth-shaped cap, known as a crown, is placed over an existing misshapen or damaged tooth to seal it and protect it from further damage to keep broken teeth together and maintain an even smile.
The procedure of dental crown:
- The alginate impressions: Our doctors will take impressions of the upper and lower dental arches. They will use these records to create the crown and temporary prosthesis. They will place the temporary appliance on the treated tooth to protect it while cementing the permanent crown.
- Preparing the tooth: Our dentist needs to remove some enamel from the problematic tooth to make room for the hollow portion of the prosthesis. This step must be performed correctly to prevent the tooth from appearing bulky and unnatural. Among all the processes involved, this is the most time-consuming one.
- Making the last impression: Our dentists take final imprints of the prepared tooth to ensure the creation of a perfectly fitting and natural-looking dental crown. They take this record seriously because it can impact the outcome of the prosthesis created by the off-site laboratory.
- Make a temporary crown: This step serves a purpose other than cosmetic. Temporary crowns play a critical role in providing a barrier to protect the exposed area of the tooth where the enamel has been removed. It is also necessary to keep the prepared tooth from moving out of position.
- Permanent crown application: The lab usually takes about two weeks to make the crown. Our dentist may use local anesthesia again. Then, they will check the proper placement of the crown and its adjacent structures to avoid any problems.
If the teeth are entirely missing, it is impossible to place a crown. So, instead, we create a bridge tooth, anchored at each end by a crown on an existing tooth, and it allows us to fill the gap in your teeth.
The procedure of dental bridge
- First, our dentist will examine your mouth and treat any tooth decay or gum disease. They may require an x-ray and measuring the teeth and mouth with special equipment.
- Our Dentist will usually file down the two adjacent teeth on either side of the gap to prepare for a dental bridge. They will scan the tooth.
- You may be given a temporary bridge while your permanent bridge is built. If so, that is removed once your permanent bridge is ready.
- When the permanent bridge is ready, it is attached to the surrounding healthy teeth with dental cement. Alternatively, our dentist could secure the bridge with a dental implant surgically implanted in the jaw. Our dentist will need to determine whether dental implants are appropriate for you.