Crowns and bridges

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed appliances. Crowns and bridges are, as opposed to removable devices as prosthetics that you can take out and clean every day, cemented on teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.

How crowns works
A crown is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown may, in addition to strengthen the damaged tooth, improving its appearance, shape or slope. A crown can also be placed on an implant so that both crown and root replacement. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials that can be used are gold and metallic blends, acrylics and ceramics. These mixtures are generally stronger than porcelain and is recommended for back teeth. Porcelain attached to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and beautiful.

Different times when your dentist may recommend a crown
– Replace a large filling when there is not enough left of the tooth – Protect a weak tooth – Restoring a tooth with fracture – Attach a bridge – Make a crown for a dental implant – Cover a discolored or unsightly tooth – Cover a tooth with root canal treatment

How bridges work
A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Intervals after missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth rotating or moving to the empty spaces and the result could be a worse bite. The imbalance of the missing teeth provide may also lead to käkledsproblem.

A bridge is typically used to replace one or more teeth. It bridges the gap where teeth are missing. The bridge is cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty area. These teeth, abutment teeth, act as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, a pontic affixed to the crowns that cover the abutments.

Just as with crowns, you can choose between different materials. Your dentist can help you select materials based on where the missing tooth or teeth is, its function, appearance and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

How are crowns and bridges made?
Before a crown and bridge can be made, the tooth or teeth ground down so that the crown or bridge will fit over it. Then the dentist takes an impression to get an exact model to the crown or bridge. If it is to be made in china decides dentist crown or bridge exact color to match your own teeth. Using footprint makes dental technician crown or bridge in the material that your dentist decided. A temporary crown or bridge is inserted to cover the prepared tooth while the crown or bridge is ready. When it is finished is the temporary crown or bridge removed and the new crown or bridge is cemented over the prepared tooth or teeth.

Lifetime of crowns and bridges
Crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, but sometimes they come loose and fall out. The best thing you can do to make sure that your crown or bridge is a long time is to have a good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its hold on the teeth or bone holding it in place is damaged. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and keep clean the tooth spaces. Go regularly to the dentist and dental hygienist for inspection and professional cleaning.

Crowns

Porcelain Crowns burnt
down on a metal crown

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Molded crown of gold

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Bridges

Bridge abutments have
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The bridge is tested and
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The bridge is cemented
in place

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