Crown and Bridge

For replacing missing teeth with a fixed prosthesis ( metal / metal ceramic / metal free ceramic)

What is a crown?

A crown is used to entirely cover or “cap” a tooth. Besides strengthening a tooth (in case the tooth is destroyed by decay or fracture), a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown is also cemented on an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.

What is a crown made of?

I crown is made by different materials .Nickel Chromium, Porcelain fused to metal, Metal free Ceramics etc. Metal free crowns and bridges are cosmetically excellent. Some of the well known metal free crowns are Empress Emax, Cercon, Lava (made of Zirconia) etc

What is a Bridge?

Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
If a tooth is missing, the two adjacent teeth are prepared and a bridge is given. A bridge takes support of the adjacent two teeth which act as pillars to hold the missing tooth. So, for example, if you have one missing tooth, the adjacent teeth provide the support to replace that tooth. So, normally you go for a 3 unit bridge. Similarly, if you have multiple missing teeth, your dentist will tell you how many teeth are needed to support the missing teeth.