Enhancing Your Smile with Crown and Bridge
Severely decayed teeth can weaken your overall dental structure. In addition to this, your teeth may suffer from chips, cracks and breakage.At Dental Care & Implant Clinic, we aim to save all teeth and prevent extraction. Even severely affected teeth can be saved with a crown.
A crown is one of the best ways of saving teeth and strengthens them at the same time as it acts to effectively secure and protect the underlying tooth, being made of a highly durable ceramic or a combination of ceramic and metal alloys.
Besides being used to restore damaged teeth, crowns are needed for teeth that have had root canals. They are also placed on dental implants to replace missing teeth. Crowns traditionally have been made entirely of gold or porcelain that is fused to a gold substrate for extra strength. While these are both excellent approaches, new technology allows for crowns to be made entirely from high-strength ceramic and porcelain which enables better color matching to existing teeth and, in many cases, can be done in one visit instead of two.
Replacing the outer surface of the teeth, your crown restores your tooth to a completely natural look with greatly improved strength and quality.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth with an artificial one without the need for removable dentures. For implementation of a bridge, a crown is also used as a supporting feature, on the teeth either side of the area of tooth loss. This acts to stabilize and anchor the bridge in place, which is secured across the area and subsequently 'bridging' the gap.
Types of dental bridges
- Traditional bridges are the most common. A crown is made for the tooth (or implant) on either side of the missing tooth, with a pontic (false tooth) in between. Material used is either porcelain fused to metal or ceramic
- Cantilever bridges are used when there are adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth (or teeth). The process and materials are similar to those used in traditional bridges
- Maryland bonded bridges are made of plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal framework, Metal wings on each side of the bridge are bonded to the existing teeth on either side
- Zirconia bridges are made from Zirconium oxide, an extremely tough dental ceramic. Compared to conventional bridges, there is less tooth sensitivity, no gray coloration around the edge of the gums, and no problems with allergic reactions
We provide the following Crown & Bridge Services to our Patients:
- Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown & Bridges
- Semi Precious Alloy Crown & Bridges
- Gold Crown & bridges
- Titanium Alloy Crown & Bridges
- Metal Free Zirconia Crown & Bridges
- CADCAM Crown & Bridges
- Direct metal laser sintered crown & bridges
- Pure titanium crown & bridges
Mr.Jal B Garda
Hon. Trustee at S B Garda Trust, Navsari