A dental crown is a cap completely covers your damaged tooth. It is cemented into place and offers a strong, solid, good-looking replacement for a natural tooth. Apple Dental Care creates a crown which is made by the lab based on your tooth impressions, comfortable fits your mouth, where the shape, size and position of your damaged tooth.
Apple Dental Care would recommend a dental crown
- Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth structure remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured / cracked tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- Protect a weak tooth from further chipping, breaking or fracturing
Apple Dental Care gives you a best dental treatments for crown which your tooth will be stronger, last longer and felt better.
Type of dental crowns:
Temporary crowns are made up of acrylic or metal alloy. These cover the tooth.Stainless steel crowns: these are prefabricated crowns that are used on permanent and baby teeth. Stainless steel crowns are generally used for children's teeth because they are cost-effective and can be put on in one visit.
Metal crowns: these crowns can be made from cast gold alloys or cast silver palladium alloys. With a metal crown, less tooth structure needs to be removed and the wear on opposing teeth is minimal. Metal crowns withstand biting and chewing well and last the longest.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns: these dental crowns contain an inner metal casting with porcelain baked over it. They look natural and can be very aesthetic.
How do Bridges Work?
A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges are commonly used for replacing one or more missing teeth. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Apple Dental Care can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.
Apple Dental Care Dental bridges help you
- Restore the ability to chew and speak properly
- Maintain the shape of your face, preventing lip or face collapse
- Distribute the forces equal in your bite to alleviate stress on other teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position and into the gap
- Apple Dental Care will recommend the best type of dental bridge based on your individual circumstance.
Types of dental bridges
Traditional bridges are the most common dental bridges. They involve creating a crown for the tooth (abutment) on either side of the missing tooth, with a replacement tooth (pontic) in between. Traditional bridges are made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramic.
Cantilever bridges are used when the replacement tooth can only be supported from one side. A cantilever dental bridge is typically used when the space is small and the stresses will be minimal.
Maryland bonded bridges are most commonly used to bridge front teeth together. Uses metal or resin “wings” on each side of the bridge that is bonded to the existing teeth. A Maryland bonded bridge is also called a resin-bonded bridge. One of its big advantages is that it requires very little shaping, if any, of the anchor teeth.
Implant-supported dental bridges are recommended if you’re missing more than one tooth. This technique involves the placement of two or more dental implants with space between them. These implants serve as the abutments (anchors) for the permanently cemented bridgework. Because dental implants simulate tooth roots, they maintain the integrity of the jaw bone and provide a solid support for the bridge.
How long do Crowns and Bridges Last?
Crowns and Bridges can last a lifetime. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Apple Dental Care advises you for your further checkups and professional cleanings.
To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.