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Dental Crowns And Bridges

If you are missing one or more teeth, the expert dentists at Eva Care Dental Clinic in Hinjewadi, Pune, may recommend that you get replacements. There are removable options, such as dentures, that can be removed and cleaned, but they can slip, shift, or fall out, which many people find unsuitable. Therefore, dental implants and bridges with crowns that function more like natural teeth are available.

However, are you wondering which of crown implants and bridges is the best option for you?

What’s the difference between dental crowns and dental bridges?

A dental crown can be placed over a dental implant to replace a missing tooth or over a damaged or decaying tooth. Implants are metal fixtures that are surgically attached to the mandible beneath the gums. Through osseointegration (the bone fusing with the metal), these metal implants become anchored to your bone. This process provides stable support you can rely on while consuming and speaking. The implant recovery period can last between 6 and 12 weeks. Dental professionals at Eva Care Dental Clinic, Pune, will then insert a metal post (or abutment) into your implant and attach your crown to it.
In contrast, bridges are used exclusively to restore missing teeth. They have two crowns, one on each end, as well as a bridge of replacement teeth that rests in the area of the mandible where teeth are missing. The crowns at the ends of a bridge can either attach to natural teeth (which a dentist must file down to fit properly) or to dental implants.
Regardless of which of these tooth replacement options is ideal for you, they are all essential for maintaining oral health. Other teeth may begin to rotate or transfer into the empty spaces caused by tooth loss, resulting in a poor bite. And tooth loss can even result in periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

How do crowns work?

When a crown is placed over a damaged, weak, or decaying tooth, its purpose is typically to preserve the tooth’s size, strength, shape, and appearance. Dental professionals at Eva Care Dental Clinic in Pune, Hinjewadi, will place a crown on top of a dental implant if you are missing teeth. Your crown will be composed of a single material or a combination of materials.
Gold alloys and other metal alloys are typically durable and cost-effective, but they will not closely resemble your natural teeth. Porcelain, acrylic, and ceramic crowns can resemble your natural teeth more closely. Acrylic and ceramic materials are renowned for their durability. Porcelain is somewhat more susceptible to chipping and damage, but porcelain bonded to a metal exterior can enhance its strength while preserving its tooth-like appearance.

How do bridges work?

In contrast to crowns, the sole purpose of a bridge is to replace one or more missing teeth. For a bridge, your dentist will cap filed-down teeth or dental implants at the outer margins of the missing tooth area. Replacement teeth fill the gap between the crowns where teeth are absent. Similar to dental crowns, you can choose from a variety of materials for your bridge. Your dental professional is in the best position to recommend a material based on your specific requirements. However, you will need to consider and discuss multiple factors, such as the tooth’s visibility, cost, durability, and aesthetics.

How are crowns made?

Your dental professional will take an impression of your bite if you are receiving a crown for a damaged or decayed tooth. This model will allow them to determine the optimal shape for your new tooth. Typically, the model of your bite must be sent to a facility where your crown will be fabricated, which can take several weeks. Depending on the material you select and the availability of the necessary apparatus, some dental offices can fabricate crowns in-house. If your dentist has CAD/CAM (computer-aided drafting and manufacturing) capabilities and you are crowning an existing, damaged tooth, you may be able to receive your crown in a single dental visit.

How are bridges made?

Before your dental professional can have your bridge made, the teeth at the outer edges of the area of loss will be reduced in size so that your bridge will fit correctly on them—unless, of course, implants are used. Similar to a crown, your dentist will then capture an impression to create a precise mould for the bridge.
Our dental experts at Eva Care Dental Clinic, Pune, will either construct your bridge in-office or send the model to a dental lab using this impression. Your dentist will cover the prepared teeth with temporary crowns or bridges while the facility creates your permanent bridge.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

Crowns and bridges can become loose or fall out as a result of damage from ingesting hard foods, ice, or other hard objects. Another reason crowns or bridges may dislodge over time is a dental disease that causes tooth or bone loss.
However, with proper oral hygiene, crowns and bridges can last a lifetime. Brush your teeth at least twice daily, floss or clean between your teeth with interdental brushes or water flossers at least once daily, and consider using antimicrobial mouth rinses and tongue scrapers.
Visit your expert dentists at Eva Care Dental Clinic, Hinjewadi Phase 3, regularly for cleanings, not only to keep your teeth white and free of bacteria but also to assess the health of your crown or bridge. Whether you decide to replace your teeth with a crown or a bridge, we hope your new teeth make you smile.
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