Crown and Bridge Treatment
In case of tooth loss, crown and bridge treatment may be the right restorative option for you. This long-term solution can help prevent the cycle of problems that can occur when just one tooth is missing, such as shifting of the remaining teeth, decay, and periodontal disease and bone loss. A very badly damaged tooth may be difficult or impossible to restore to correct form and function using a direct dental restorative material such as amalgam or dental composite. In such cases we apply crown and bridge treatment.
A crown - sometimes called a "cap" - is a tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared existing tooth. It is used to strengthen, restore or improve the appearance of your natural tooth. The crown or "cap" fits over a carefully prepared existing tooth. Single crowns are advised when a large portion of the tooth has been damaged by decay. Permanent crowns can be made from stainless steel, all metal (such as gold or another alloy), porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide better natural color match than any other crown type and may be more suitable for people with metal allergies. However, they are not as strong as porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns and they wear down opposing teeth a little more than metal or resin crowns. All-ceramic crowns are a good choice for front teeth.