DENTAL TREATMENTS

CROWNS & BRIDGES

After the root canal treatment is completed, a crown is placed on top of the treated tooth. The tooth is shaped to support the crown.


A bridge is used to fix a gap a result of a loss of tooth. A bridge fixes a replacement tooth to the natural teeth on either side of the gap. The bridge may or may not have crown at the end.


The crowns can either contain metal or metal-free. Zirconia crowns, popularly known as All Ceramic or Metal-free crowns are used for the best precision and accuracy.


The first procedure in a bridge is to take impressions of the mouth using a soft, mouldable material. Exact plaster models of upper and lower teeth and gums are made.


The teeth that will support the bridge are prepared to take the fixings and to make sure that the bridge is not too bulky.


The bridge is then fixed permanently in place. A bridge is almost as good as a natural tooth and improves the way one bites and chews.


A bridge generally lasts for many years, provided it is kept clean and there is no accidental damage to it.