An Outline About Dental Crowns And Bridges
Dental Crowns and Bridges both are known for their restorative functions for teeth. They not only give you a medical solution for your teeth problems but also an aesthetic appeal to your teeth and ultimately your smile.
If you lose a tooth or it is broken or damaged, your dentist at Al-Qudrah Medical Center will not only solve your problem but also provide you with an aesthetically appealing result.
Let’s know a bit more about these processes before moving on to services provided by Al Qudrah Medical Center:
What Are Dental Crowns?
Dental crown is kind of a cap or cover that is tooth shaped in order for it to be placed on top of problem tooth. This process helps restore shape, size, strength of your teeth along with improved appearance. It is basically a manufactured tooth usually made from either ceramic or porcelain material.
It is considered natural looking as it is made while matching the texture and color of your original teeth.
When fitting a crown over the damaged or weakened tooth, it is made to look natural by filing it down and reshaping according to your own teeth. It gives the look of a new tooth, well-cemented properly in its place.
The visible part of the tooth, above the gum line, is covered completely by the crown as a result of this procedure.
The Al-Qudrah Commitment to You:
We make sure to keep updating our dental lab with latest innovations in technology so that we can provide you with best results. We make use state of the art tactics which ensure you quality treatment with minimal risks and complications. All our procedures are based on tried and tested methodologies.
Versatile Treatment Options
Our medical center provides option for different types of crowns and bridges. You will be accommodated based on your need and preference supported by expert advice. We hold consultation sessions with clients as frequently as required to ensure their demands and needs are properly covered by our skillful team.
Our team at Al Qudrah Medical Center is highly qualified and equipped to treat all kinds of dental procedures. Our expert advice is at your disposal throughout the procedure. We ensure your satisfaction and are proud of the testimonials we get on satisfied clients. We aim to improve and serve you better everyday. Your confidence and assurance is our fuel power.
Promise of Great Smile
We provide expert solutions to solve tooth decay problems by giving you a dazzling smile and a boost in confidence. Every person is different hence every case is unique. We tailor our activities so that they rightfully fit to your requirements.
No Visible Corrections
Any unappealing tooth decay or tooth loss can be replaced with dental crowns and bridges. The best part is that we provide solutions that are invisible to the onlookers and customized to your need so that nothing seems out of place.
We provide affordable prices to our clients so that our services are accessible to everyone. We know their are off the charts treatment plans ensuring results but we provide our dental treatments in an economical framework that gets the job done without completely emptying your pockets.
Results you can trust
Why Do You Need Dental Crowns?
This is considered as a highly effective treatment used to restore teeth that have been severely damaged. It is gaining popularity in recent years and is preferred over other alternatives. These are a few reasons as to why:
*Provide an adequate treatment plan for several dental issues you may be facing.
*Support tooth/teeth heavily damaged through decay
*Protects teeth that have badly worn off
*Support tooth gone through a root canal treatment
*Helps protect and hold a broken tooth properly
*Covers a dental implant securely
*Positively impacts the shape of a tooth
*Dental crowns, if well-taken care of, can easily last for about 15years
Types of Dental Crowns:
Different types of crowns use different metals, for different purposes:
Stainless Steel: These are used as a temporary measure on permanent teeth. They are mostly used for kids where permanent teeth are to come.
Metal: They are a combination of many different metals like nickel, cobalt and chromium. They are strong and long lasting.
Resin: They are less expensive but wear down over time. They are more prone to fractures.
Porcelain or Ceramic: They provide natural looking outlook. They are best for people with metal allergies.
What Are Dental Bridges?
If you have a missing tooth, you need a dental bridge to keep your other teeth in place. It not only provides a medical solution but also fills up the gaps in your smile. A bridge is put together with a false tooth at the centre that is placed where missing tooth was. The adjacent teeth on either side of the missing tooth can help keep the bridge in place.
It can be made from many different elements like gold or porcelain but porcelain blends in well with teeth because of its colour.
Why Do You Need Dental Bridges?
A dental bridge fills the space from where a tooth has fallen out. If the space is not filled, it gives an opportunity to other teeth to slide into the empty space which messes up the alignment of teeth. Also, the teeth on either side of the missing tooth are more prone to breakage and chipping.
Reasons why it is popular and you should consider getting it done:
*Effectively restores your smile
*Allows for you to be able to chew properly
*In certain cases, it also helps to restore your speech and pronunciation
*Holds the ability to keep your face’s shape maintained properly
*Re-adjusts your bite when you chew with force
*Prevents your other teeth to not move out of position
*They are light and small, maintaining your chewing abilities properly
*Easy and comfortable
*Controls shifting of the adjoining teeth
*Not more than 3 appointments will get the job done
Dental bridge helps cover missing tooth/teeth on either side.
Types of Dental Bridges:
Traditional: Traditional bridges involve creating a crown for the tooth on either side of the missing tooth with a pontic in between.
Cantilever: Cantilever bridges are used when the adjacent teeth is only on one side of the missing tooth.
Maryland: Maryland bridges are made of porcelain or plastic teeth and gums supported by a metal or porcelain framework.
Implant-Supported: Implant-supported bridges use dental implants instead of crowns. One implant is surgically placed for every missing tooth and these implants hold the bridge in position.
Why Choose Al Qudrah Medical Center?
At Al Qudrah Medical Center in Sharjah, we provide the latest technology available for dental procedures. Our dental team is highly qualified and experienced and has been providing our patients with the best clinical treatments.
Our qualified professional are always ready to send you home satisfied with the end results.
So, give us a call and book an appointment for your next dental treatment. You will not be disappointed!
We are here to provide you with the complete know-how on getting the most from our list of services offered. Here are answers to your most common concerns regarding these services.
If your query isn’t answered here, you are more than welcome to get in touch with our team of professionals at Al-Qudrah Medical Center.
What are dental crowns and tooth bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges are a way to fix problematic teeth. A dental crown is used when tooth structure is damaged or chipped. A dental bridge, on the other hand, is used when a tooth is missing from the jaw.
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
Dental crowns and bridges can last somewhere between 5 and 15 years. Generally, it depends on how good your oral hygiene is as crowns and bridges are susceptible to decay.
What is the difference between a crown and dental bridge?
A dental crown is a sort of cover or cap that is placed on a damaged tooth while a bridge is a false tooth put in place of a missing tooth with support teeth on either side.
Do dental crowns hurt?
The new crown becomes part of the teeth and it shouldn’t hurt. You might feel a little discomfort when it is first placed but it subsides. If you keep feeling pain, it can be because of an infection or decay. In this case, you should contact your dentist immediately.
How are dental crowns made?
The design process includes taking an impression of the tooth on which crown is to be put. The crown should mimic the size and bite properties of the actual tooth. With the help of the impression, a crown is made from the chosen material.
How does a dental crown work?
The dental crowns are made to perfectly fit the damaged tooth. This way it provides protection from the outside as well as saves the inside from further damage.
How to remove stains from dental bridges?
Dental bridges cannot be cleaned with regular teeth whitening products. For cleaning dental bridges, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist to remove any stain or discoloration from it.
Can a dental bridge be repaired?
If your dental bridge has experienced minor damage, it can be fixed by filling in with a dental compound. If the damage is extensive, the bridge might have to be removed and then fixed in the lab.
How long does a temporary dental bridge last?
A temporary dental bridge is placed for protection until it is replaced by a permanent one. It is your doctor’s discretion when the temporary dental bridge is removed but it generally doesn’t stay in long.
What is better dental bridge or implant?
Dental implant recreates the tooth embedded in the jaw whereas a bridge is placed with the support of surrounding teeth. Both techniques have their pros and cons. Implants are generally more costly and take longer with multiple visits. Bridges are less expensive and can be done in one visit. The implant generally lasts a lifetime while a bridge does not. The implant stands on its own while the bridge puts pressure on surrounding teeth.