Oral and Dental Health

What Are Crowns and Bridges?

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic both. Unlike removable devices such as dentures can Remove and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

What is the function of the crowns?
Crown, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown, the view can also be used to correct the shape or alignment. The crown can also provide a similar shape and structure to tooth for function can be placed on the implant. Porcelain or ceramic crowns, the color of your natural teeth. Other materials may be used; gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic .. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Powerful and attractive porcelain thus be used metal substructure.

Your dentist may recommend a crown made for the following reasons:

Instead of filling when enough tooth remaining to Fill
To prevent cracking of the weakened tooth
To repair the broken tooth
In order to bridge
To cover the dental implant
Yellowed or shape to cover the damaged tooth
To cover the saw tooth root canal therapy
Bridges Why is it done?
If you have one or more missing teeth bridge may be recommended. Gaps caused by the missing tooth or teeth to rotate shifts over the space of the teeth and can lead to changes in the mouth closing. The imbalance caused by missing teeth, gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders can cause.

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They fill the space without teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Support called the teeth, they serve as anchors for the bridge. This new tooth that will fill the gap, is attached to the support crowns. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist or the missing tooth (or teeth) position, function, according to aesthetic considerations and cost, can help you in deciding which materials used. Porcelain or ceramic bridges, the color of your natural teeth.

Crowns and Bridges How?
Before the crown or bridge, the tooth (or teeth) is reduced so the crown will fit. Female / After reducing the teeth, your dentist will take an impression of your tooth crown or to make an exact mold for the bridge. Porcelain is used, your dentist will determine the correct shade crown or to match the color of your existing teeth for a bridge.

Using this impression, a dental lab crown or bridge, in the material as specified by your dentist. The permanent crown or bridge is made up temporary crown or bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth. When the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary crown or bridge is removed and the new crown or bridge is cemented onto the prepared tooth or teeth.

Crowns and Bridges How Long?
Crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, but sometimes come loose or fall. Crown or bridge is the most important thing you need to do in order to be durable, protect your oral health. By brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and floss every day use, protect the health of your teeth and gums. Also, go to your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, hard foods, avoid chewing ice or other hard objects.