What is a Crown?


When teeth are broken down or weakened by recurrent bouts of dental decay and are restored with substantial fillings, crowns offer an ideal way to rebuild them.

While simultaneously restoring the tooth to its ideal shape, appearance, and functional position, they can prevent further tooth decay. Dental cement is used to hold a crown or “cap” that is placed over a tooth in place.


Your dentist may recommend a bridge as one of the treatments to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Use of dental implants or a removable denture are the alternatives.

A bridge is typically utilized when replacing fewer teeth. Although there are many different bridge designs that can be used, not every patient should receive a bridge as a form of treatment.

Your dentist will be in the best position to tell you whether a bridge is the best solution for you after a thorough examination, and if so, what design would be ideal.

What are crowns and bridges made of?


Resin, ceramic, or a metal alloy are just a few of the materials that can be used to create crowns and bridges. The best combination of strength and appearance can also be achieved by bonding ceramic to a metal alloy.


How are bridges and crowns created?
We will be able to tell you whether your case is appropriate after a thorough clinical examination that includes the use of x-rays, as well as the material options, treatment sequences, and any additional concerns you may have.

It is necessary to prepare the teeth in order to make room for the crown or bridge to be fitted, and this involves reducing the size of the tooth (typically while under local anaesthesia) and taking an impression or mould. The taken mold is then delivered to a lab, where talented craftsmen will create the crown. A crown or bridge typically takes two weeks to fabricate, during which time a temporary crown or bridge is fitted.

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