Crown is a cap like structure that sits on specially prepared tooth. Dental crowns can be made from various materials (metal , gold , ceramic or zirconia). Crowns always made like the the original size and shape of the tooth.
Why do you need a crown?
Tooth affected extensively by tooth decay
Broken tooth due to accident
Spilt tooth due to excessive bite force
Root canal treated tooth
Heavily filled tooth
Shapeless tooth / Small teeth
When you have one or more teeth missing and want a fixed tooth , dental bridge is the option. In order to get stability for the fixed teeth , dentist will reduce the size of the adjacent tooth by 1.5 mm and take measurement. •
Natural tooth always tend to move towards front , and top teeth tend to move down and front .
If you have a missing teeth ,and it hasn't been replaced ,the gap will be closed by the Adjacent tooth, which affect the replacement at later stage.
Having many teeth missing affect your chewing ability , and can cause indigestion,and poor nutrition intake .
Having many teeth missing causes remaining teeth receive extra load , ultimately causes them to break or erode faster
More importantly , it can affect your social life.
After preparing the tooth at necessary dimension , dentist will take a accurate measurement of your jaws and teeth. Then we will record the color of your other teeth and ask your consent to choose right color of your choice . We will send the measurement and Color information to the laboratory to finish making the crown/bridge. Labs generally take 3-4 days to make a crown, and urgent orders can be delivered at 24 hrs as well.
First visit is for preparation and measurement taking and on the Second visit crowns/ bridges will be fitted. They should last for many years.
Keeping the gums healthy is the key to keep the crown/bridge for long period of time. Flossing and brushing should be continues as normal. Special brushes and floss available in order to clean the dental bridges.