Crown & Bridges
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We offer best quality crowns & bridge work in Kukatpally near Vivekananda Nagar, Hyderabad, at Kanamaneni Multispeciality Dental Hospital. Crown over RCT to restore crooked tooth, all is offered under one roof.
Why Dentists Recommend Crown?
Dental Crowns really helps in re-establishing the shape, structure, and size of the teeth. The dentists highly recommend this dental crown to the patients who have a problem in particular tooth as the dental crown is placed over one tooth for recalling its natural size and shape. These crowns are not only used for reinstating the structure of the teeth but they also provide back the strength in the teeth and the appearance of the teeth is also restored. Dental crowns are cemented at the gum of the tooth so that it covers the whole of the tooth and the crowns are needed to be placed very carefully so that it doesn’t hurt the gums or the inner part of the mouth.
The reasons/scenarios for which a dentist would recommend a dental crown to his or her patients are:
- Replacement of Filling: Crowns are placed in the place of the gap in between the teeth so that the natural looks get restored with the passage of time. People with missing tooth/teeth in their jaw line are normally recommended by the dentist for this treatment.
- Protection of Teeth: Crowns are one of the best solutions for restoring the strength back in the weaker teeth. It not only provides strength in the long run but also protects the tooth/teeth when they are a week at the beginning of the treatment from fracture or any other structural damage.
- Re-establishing a Damaged Tooth: When your tooth/teeth are damaged, you feel utter pain while having your food especially when having the food with very high or low temperatures like ice-cream etc. Dental crowns can easily protect the damaged tooth and also give back the normal shape and structure of the tooth in few days when they are cemented properly to the gum.
- Using a Bridge to the Crown: When dentists find that the tooth is really damaged and cannot be restored only with a dental crown, they attach bridgework to the crown for more support. The bridge supports the tooth while the crown is used for holding the bridge in the proper place where the critically damaged tooth is.
- Cover for Dental Implant: When there are one or multiple teeth is missing from the jaw-line, the dentists recommend for dental implants to cover up the missing gaps. When the implantation is done, the newly implanted tooth which is the root for the dental crown is enclosed in it for betterment.
- Hide Discoloured Tooth: If the patients have discolored tooth or teeth and they are in bad shape, dental crowns are used to enclose them so that they aren’t visible. With time the tooth gets back its normal shape and color with proper treatment. Crowns give the same look as your normal tooth as they are custom made for your requirements only.
- Protecting an RCT Tooth: When RCT is done, the tooth requires utmost care and nothing except a dental crown can give that protection. It encloses the tooth after the RCT is done and the natural strength of the tooth is restored in few days.
Why Dentists Recommend Bridges?
Simple Dental Bridge
Implant supported Dental Bridge
When there are one or more teeth missing from the jaw-line and there is a gap in between the teeth, dentists recommend dental bridges for filling up those gaps. It helps in restoration of the smile on your face by providing the required and normal facial structure and shape. This also helps in restoring the functions of the teeth that are biting and chewing food, proper distribution of the pressure required for biting food. This also helps in keeping the teeth at proper place and position.
Dentists would recommend dental bridges when they found the following:
- Decaying Tooth: When the dentists found that the patient is having tooth decaying and damage, they recommend bridges. If the bridges are not installed at the proper time, the tooth may damage critically and the rate of damage is faster. There are also chances of having infections in the gum and jawline due to the decaying tooth which is utterly painful and finally, the tooth will be non-functional. The dental bridge can reduce the damage and maintain the tooth’s health if they are placed at the right time.
- The fallout of Tooth: When the teeth are weak and fragile and are sensitive and delicate, there is a high risk of teeth falling on its own at a young age. With some patients, it is also noticed that if proper treatment is not done at the right time, the porcelain layer also becomes visible. The dental bridges are recommended by the dentists before such damage and they really work for the teeth to strengthen them.
- Difficulty in Eating: When there are gaps between the teeth, the pressure used to bite and chew food is not evenly distributed. In such case, the dentist would recommend bridges to fill the gaps up along with other treatment.
- Difficulty in Smiling and Talking: It is very embarrassing for anyone when they have an ill-shaped teeth with gaps in between to smile or to easily talk to people as they are always concerned about their teeth to become visible. The Bridges can easily cover up this gap and provide a great social life to the patient.
- Reinstating Natural Facial Structure: With missing teeth, the natural structure of the face also goes missing. The bridges can help a lot to get back a proper facial structure and reinstate confidence back in the patient.
What Are Conventional Bridges?
A conventional dental bridge has either two or more than two dental crowns. The crowns are placed on both sides of the teeth which are missing. The false tooth or teeth lie between the two or more teeth which are used as anchored teeth. These teeth which are anchored are known as the abutment teeth. Politics are the false teeth and they are made of different material like porcelain, gold, and alloys depending upon the choice of the patient. The natural teeth provide full support when the bridges are properly placed.
The conventional bridges come in three types which are – cantilever bridges, traditional bridges, and Maryland Bridges.
What Are Dental Implant Bridges?
Dental Implants are placed beneath the gum and they act as the root of the replacement tooth or teeth or to the bridges and these bridges are known as Dental implant Bridges. The implants are placed within the jawbone and they are made of titanium. The normal bridges are supported by the normal teeth of the patient whereas the implant bridges are supported by the tooth implants. The jawbone is used to mount the implants when the dental implant bridges are used for each of the teeth missing. The crowns are then attached to each other on the bridge to form a complete piece.
The tree main component of the dental implant bridges is the implant, abutment, and the restoration. The dentists normally recommend the dental implant bridges only when there are teeth missing and when the pressure is falling on individual tooth implants which are not even connected with each other. To evenly distribute the pressure of eating on the implanted teeth, the dentists recommend dental implant bridges.
What Are The Differences Between Conventional Bridges And The Dental Implant Bridges?
The conventional bridges differ in various ways from the dental implant bridges as enumerated below:
- Durability: Conventional or traditional bridges only can last for 5-7 years whereas the dental implant bridges lasts for almost 15 years and even more.
- Dental Health: When normal bridges are fixed, there are chances of gum or jawbone loss during the surgery whereas dental implant bridges are harmless.
- Oral Hygiene: Conventional bridges require special techniques for flossing or brushing the teeth whereas in dental implant bridges, it is easy to brush the teeth as you do on regular days.
- Appearance: Conventional Bridges gives different look to the teeth whereas it looks completely natural to have dental implant bridges.
- Duration of Surgery: As dental implant require several visits to the dentist over a span of 5-6 months, the treatment with dental implant bridges is time taking where as conventional bridges can be placed in shorter duration and it requires only 2-3 visits post surgery.
- Cost: It is obvious that the conventional bridges cost lesser than the dental implant bridges because of the procedure involved.