Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

crown, sometimes known as dental cap, is a type of dental restoration which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Crowns are often needed when a large cavity threatens the ongoing health of a tooth.[1] They are typically bonded to the tooth using a dental cement. Crowns can be made from many materials, which are usually fabricated using indirect methods. Crowns are often used to improve the strength or appearance of teeth. While inarguably beneficial to dental health, the procedure and materials can be relatively expensive.

What is the purpose of a crown

Crown is a restoration which covers the tooth, it is indicated when you have a broken down tooth, Root treated tooth or when you want to change the shape size or color of a tooth

Does the crown look artificial

No. Today with modern materials and technology it is almost always possible to match the the crown accurately to your natural tooth and you will not be able to distinguish your crown from the natural tooth

Who is a crown and bridge specialist

Prosthodontist is the specialist in crowns and bridges who is exclusively trained in making crowns and bridges look natural and functionally suitable

what is a bridge and why is it done
Bridge is a replacement that you do for a missing tooth. This can be one of the modes of replacement of a missing tooth.
How long does the crowns last

A crown or bridge lasts anything between 5 to 8 years. It depends on the maintenance and usage. It also depends on the material and techniques employed by the operator. Today with the current technics and materials the longeivity of crowns should be much more

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