Dental Crown and Bridges Treatment in Paschim Vihar
A dental crown is a covering or a “cap” over a damaged tooth. A tooth that has become weak due to root canal treatment or a tooth that is grossly decayed, is covered by a crown. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. A bridge in dentistry means a tooth that is placed in the place of a missing tooth and is supported by the adjacent teeth on either side. Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you’re missing one or more teeth. They are cemented to natural teeth or implants surrounding the space where the missing tooth once stood.
How long does it take?
A dental crown and bridge treatment is completed in 2 appointments.
1. On the 1st appointment, we cut the natural crown to the desired size, over which the prosthetic crown will be placed. After that we take an impression and send it to the lab
2. On the 2nd appointment the crown and bridge is delivered to the patient. It is cemented onto the existing adjacent natural teeth.
A crown and bridge can be made of different materials. We, at Yudisther’s dental care, use only porcelain to make crowns and bridges. Porcelain is a strong material and is of tooth colour. So wearing a porcelain crown gives a natural look to your teeth and also restores its normal functions.
How long does it last?
A dental crown and bridge can last you a lifetime or a few years, depending upon many factors such as: oral hygiene, age, underlying medical conditions. In general, if you can follow your doctor’s advice and maintain a proper oral hygiene with routine dental examinations and cleaning, a dental crown and bridge usually lasts forever.
There are many options available for replacing your missing teeth. To know which one would be suitable for you, you have to visit us at Yudisther’s dental care, one of the best dental clinics in Paschim Vihar.