Dental Crowns & Bridges
Prosthodontics is a speciality in dentistry that deals with replacement of missing teeth. We are serving our patients with good quality replacement options as our team of prosthodontists are well aware of the patients requirements and changing trends, advanced techniques and materials in dental rehabilitation. Functional and esthetic rehabilitation of missing teeth is no longer a herculean task.
Ceramic Crowns & Bridges
A crown-sometimes called a “cap”-is a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. Used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth. A crown is placed on an individual tooth much like a thimble over your finger. In addition to being used to strengthen a tooth to accommodate the attachment of a fixed bridge, crowns serve many functions. One of the most common indications is to support the tooth when there is no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken.
Crown and Bridge Treatment
Crown and bridge treatment reverses the negative impact of missing teeth in a variety of ways:
- Restores and maintains the natural bite.
- Prevents unnatural stress on other teeth.
- Keeps opposing teeth in their proper place.
- Prevents shifting and tilting of adjacent teeth.
- Discourages further dental decay and periodontal disease.
- Enhances your smile, speech and chewing function.
Usage of ceramic in making dental crowns is a break through in dentistry. Dental Porcelain is a kind of ceramic and is used in fabricating dental crown and bridges. Main advantage is, its white colour which makes it similar to natural tooth.
There are two types of ceramic crowns namely Porcelain Fused to Metal crowns and All Ceramic crowns.
Porcelain fused metal crowns in common terminology called as metal ceramic crowns have a metal shell/core on which, is fused a veneer of porcelain. They were considered as gold standard for repair of damaged teeth and they have ruled dentistry for several decades.
In All Ceramic Crowns,the entire thickness of the crown is made out of porcelain. These type of crowns are also mentioned as Metal free crowns and are most bio-compatible type of crowns.