Dental bridge and complete denture with one-phase implants
In dentistry, all of us have heard it all: brush your teeth at least twice a day, use floss, replace a most painful tooth, a dental filling will not help you to chew again, and so on. People had believed that crowns and bridges wouldn’t work and would become stained or yellow over time. Crowns or bridges look fake and are more immune to damage. Some say bridge and complete dentures are not safe. All these standard dental procedures might make people terrified.
But modern dentistry has proved it wrong. With the emerging modern tools and technology, dental procedures are relatively safe, not painful, comfortable, and don’t last for long. So, in this context, let’s understand dental crowns and bridges on implants and determine how they are suitable for people.
Dental bridge and complete denture are fixed prosthetic devices. A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap to cover a damaged tooth. It mends the normal tooth, weakened by decay or injury. It brings back the shape, size, beauty and strengthens it.
Bridges are a replacement for either one or more missing teeth. They can be removed only by a dentist, unlike traditional prostheses, which are self-removable. Both bridge and complete dentures are firmly glued onto the existing teeth or implants.
A Dental Crown is needed when:
– The tooth is cracked, weakened, or worn down
– The cavity is too enormous for a filling
– The dental implant needs a covering
– The tooth has undergone a root canal, and a crown is needed to restore the tooth
– A poorly shaped and discolored tooth needs a covering
– A cosmetic modification is needed
Crowns are from various materials like ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, gold, acrylic, and resin which are quite resilient and durable. The most common are porcelain and ceramic fused crown and bridge.
The dentist use painkillers as a first step, and then a dental drill creates enough space for the crown. The following removes the tooth’s outer surface from the top and sides. A crown buildup is made on which the crown would sit. Post that, with the help of a dental impression paste, putty, or a digital scanner, the dentist creates an impression of the tooth. This impression is then sent to a laboratory to make a crown.
How do Bridges Work? A bridge is for when you are missing one or more teeth. If the gaps of the missing teeth are left idle for long, it results in a bad bite as the remaining teeth rotate or shift into the empty spaces. It may also lead to gum diseases.
Bridges are generally made of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, and they are called abutment teeth. They support the bridge as anchors. The tooth in between is called a pontic, attached to the crowns, and covers the abutment.
However, all of the above beliefs are false. The material Porcelain does not allow the crown to stain. Crowns look, feel, and act just like natural teeth. In reality, nobody would be able to distinguish between the crowns and the natural teeth. Bridge and a complete denture can last for a lifetime.
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