Dental Crown and Bridge
Did you hit your jaw while falling or are your teeth missing? If so, your dentist will either recommend you a Dental Crown or a Dental Bridge.
Your dentist will recommend you a dental crown if you have initial symptoms of a tooth cavity or you just had your root canal.
However, if your front teeth are missing or during your adulthood, you have a completely decayed tooth, then your dentist will recommend you a Dental Bridge.
Let us look at a comprehensive look at the details of Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges.
Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
A Dental Crown is like a cap for damaged teeth. Your dentist will use it to restore the shape of the broken tooth, to improve its appearance, etc.
The crown when cemented into the place of the broken tooth encases the entire portion of the tooth that lies above and below the gum line.
However, A Dental Bridge is a false tooth is known as pontic that holds in place the abutment teeth on either side of the gap.
Generally, the technician makes them from porcelain to aesthetically blend in with your natural teeth.
Who needs a Dental Crown and Bridge?
Your dentist will suggest you get a Dental Crown in the following situations:
If you have initial tooth cavities, then your dentist will recommend getting a Crown after filling for teeth, covering and support large fillings, and holding a dental bridge.
However, your dentist will recommend a Dental Bridge if you have a missing tooth due to an injury, due to cavities, or due to heredity reasons.
Before your dentist proceeds with the treatment, your dentist will discuss the types of Dental Crown and Bridge, their advantages, and what care needs to be done.
In most cases, you need a dental bridge after the removal of decay from your tooth.
Your dentist will use a dental bridge to fix your bite problems. However, the main purpose of getting a dental bridge is to fill in the gaps between your teeth due to missing teeth.
Let us first discuss the types of Dental Crowns
Types of Dental Crowns
Depending upon the location of your tooth, its visibility, position of the gum tissue, and the function of the tooth that needs a crown, your dentist will discuss the types and advantages of using the crowns.
You can also choose amongst them based on your preference.
Stainless Steel: Most of the time, the dentist recommends it to children who have temporary teeth or adults for temporary use.
The major function of using this type is to cover the teeth while your dentist prepares the permanent crown.
Metal: This is the strongest and long-lasting type of crown that is non-abrasive in nature. You can choose among different metals like gold, platinum, copper, or base metal alloys.
In most of the cause, these are a combination of metals and base alloys.
Since these are the strongest ones, therefore, they are used to cover molars.
Porcelain Infused to Metal: These are similar to metal crowns with the exception that they have a porcelain coating over the metal base.
These are a popular type of crown as they provide the strength to the metal as well as aesthetics of porcelain crown.
However; these are abrasive to the opposing teeth.
All Porcelain Crowns: These crowns use entirely porcelain or ceramic materials.
Patients who are allergic to metals can use this type of crown.
Now let us discuss the types of Dental Bridges
Types of Dental Bridges
There are three main types of dental bridges: Traditional bridges, Cantilever bridges, and Maryland bonded bridges.
Traditional Bridges: Traditional fixed bridges create a filler tooth that helps the crowns placed over healthy teeth on either side of the gap in your mouth to keep the bridge in place.
Cantilever Bridges: Your dentist will recommend you getting this type of bridge when you do not have supporting teeth on either side of the missing tooth.
Maryland Bonded Bridges: Your dentist will use this type of bridge to replace the front teeth. They are also known as resin-bonded bridges.
The Procedure of Dental Crowns
The procedure of Dental Crowns is as Follows:
Step 1: Examination of Teeth
In this step, your dentist will take an X-ray of your teeth, gums, and jaw bone,
They will also check the roots of the tooth that is receiving a crown.
In case you have extensive tooth decay, they will first remove that with the help of a Root canal.
The dentist will numb the area and will reshape the damaged tooth. However, if you have a missing tooth, they will fill it with a Dental Filling.
After this, your dentist will take your teeth impressions to make your they fit your missing or damaged teeth.
It usually takes 2-3 weeks for the technician to make the crowns, therefore, they will place a temporary filling for this time.
Step 2: Placement of Permanent Crown
During your second visit, your dentist will remove the temporary crown. After removing it, he or she will check the fit and color of the permanent crown.
If it fits, your dentist will give you local anesthesia to numb the area of the tooth. The new crown is then cemented in place.
The Procedure of Dental Bridge
The procedure for the placement of dental bridge is as follows:
Step 1: Tooth Preparation
In this step, your dentist will inject you will anesthesia so that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
Your dentist will file the nearby teeth on either side of the gap so that your dental bridge fixes in the gap.
He will take a dental impression, and will place a temporary bridge for a few days.
Step 2 Placement of Permanent Bridge
To avoid any discomfort or pain, your dentist will administer anesthesia. During this, you might feel a sting in your gums but it subsides within a few seconds.
After removing the temporary bridge, he will then place the permanent bridge. To make it permanent, he will place a dental cement to make it permanent.
Your dentist will ask you to bite down the bridge, and you can leave the office afterward.
Post Care Of Dental Crowns and Bridges
After the placement of dental Crown and Bridge, you should avoid hard and sticky food as they need time to settle.
You need to take care of your oral and dental hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth.
Use an antiseptic mouthwash to prevent tooth decay and gum diseases.
Your dentist will demonstrate the way to brush and floss your teeth. Keep that in mind and practice it for a few days after getting comfortable with the Dental Crown and Bridge.
Benefits of Dental Crown and Bridge
There are several advantages of Dental Crowns and Bridges. These are:
Dental Crowns and Bridges are an effective solution to your dental problems.
It supports your tooth that is significantly damaged and will protect it from further wearing down.
Dental crowns protect your teeth after the procedure of Root Canal.
After the placement of the Dental Bridge, you will notice a significant change in your speech.
Moreover, it helps maintain the normal facial structure by preventing bone loss.
Dental Bridges prevents adjacent teeth from moving into the gaps or space which can cause problems with your bite and lead to further complications
Best Dental Crown and Bridge Dentist
The Royal European Poly Clinic takes pride in giving the best treatment for Dental Crown and Bridges in Dubai.
We make sure that our staff is efficiently trained to deal with all the cases of tooth fillings.
We aim at providing the best assistance and aid the treatment staff with our highly skilled staff.
Why Choose Us?
We at REPC Dubai aim at providing you the best and affordable prices with effective and long-term treatment.
We equip ourselves with the latest and modern technology to deliver long-term results. Moreover, our team of doctors and specialists is highly qualified to give effective treatment.
You might experience mild pain after the procedure. Our dentist makes sure that they treat your pain and discomfort before the procedure.
In these procedures, anesthesia is injected to avoid any discomfort and pain during the procedure. However, if you feel pain for more than 3 days, visit the dentist as soon as possible.
Your teeth might feel sensitive for a few days which is a common side effect. However, it subsides with time.
The crown may break during the initial days if you bite down too hard. Contact your dentist immediately.
Some people have an allergic reaction to metals. Therefore it is important to get checked for allergies before choosing the material for the crown.
Getting gum diseases is often a rare case. The major symptoms, however, are that you will feel sore or irritated after the placement of the crown.
You may be developing gum diseases if it starts to bleed.
Book an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to avoid further complications.
The life span of a dental crown varies from 5 to 15 years while some may last longer.
Your dental bridge can last up to 15 years and even longer. Maintain good oral hygiene and regular check-ups for maintaining the lifespan of your dental bridges.
You are a good candidate for Dental Bridge if:
- Missing one or more permanent teeth
- Having overall good health
- Having good oral health
- Performing good oral hygiene to maintain the condition of the dental bridge
- Having healthy teeth and a strong bone structure to support the bridge
Before getting a Dental Bridge, you should discuss these options with your dentist.