Dental crowns and bridges are synthetic
implants or devices that are placed in the teeth to serve multiple purposes.
Crowns essentially act as a cap to cover the broken or damaged tooth while a
bridge is used to physically ‘bridge’ the gap between two teeth.
Needs a Dental Crown?
Crowns are used in the following
Is a Crown Made Up Of?
- When you have a particularly weak tooth that needs an anchor to hold it
- When your teeth are stained and extremely discoloured
- To give your tooth a more natural look
- When your tooth is poorly shaped
- When you have had a root canal treatment done
Crowns come in different varieties:
porcelain, composite resin, ceramic and stainless steel. Each type has its own
pros and cons and getting the type of crown is more than just a personal
Our dentists at Wellness Dental Studio
will carefully evaluate your teeth and choose the best type tailored to your
is a Dental Crown Procedure Done?
Typically, this procedure will take more
than a single appointment. The first appointment will include a complete oral
cavity examination where our dentists will assess if your tooth is strong
enough to support a crown. If it’s not, then you might need a filling done
A temporary crown will be fitted in your
tooth by the end of the first appointment till the permanent crown is being
The permanent crown will be placed in the
second appointment and will be fixed in position using a special adhesive.Who
Needs a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is suggested when you
have a missing tooth and need to fill the gap between two adjacent teeth. A
bridge is placed not only for cosmetic reasons but also to prevent bites and
infections of the gums.What
is a Bridge Made Up Of?
A traditional bridge is made up of two or
three fake teeth held in place with two crowns on either side. These crowns are
called abutments and are fixed with dental cement on the adjacent natural
to Care For Your Dental Crown and Bridge?
It might take some time to get used to
your crown and bridge after the procedure. It’s important to keep your oral
hygiene optimum to avoid infections and other untoward consequences.
Proper gum and teeth care with regular
brushing and flossing is the key to keeping your crown and bridge in good