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 Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged or missing teeth.

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged or missing teeth. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that cover a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance.

 

Bridges, on the other hand, are dental prosthetics that replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth (pontics) to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Together, crowns and bridges play a vital role in restoring oral function, improving aesthetics, and preserving dental health.

What are Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices used in dentistry.

1. Dental Crowns: A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and improve its appearance. It's used when the tooth structure is damaged or decayed to the point that a filling wouldn't be effective.

 

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these. They are often used to protect a weak tooth, restore a broken or worn down tooth, cover discolored or misshapen teeth, and cover a tooth with a large filling or a dental implant.

 

2. Dental Bridges: A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth by bridging the gap between two existing teeth or implants. It consists of two crowns called "abutment teeth" - one on each end - and a false tooth/teeth in between known as "pontics."

 

The abutment teeth can be your natural teeth or implants, with the pontics filling the space of the missing tooth. Bridges can help restore your smile, maintain your face shape, distribute the forces in your bite, and prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position. They are typically made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

 

WHY Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are used for a range of restorative and aesthetic purposes. 

1. Dental Crowns: 

   - Restoring Teeth: A crown can restore a tooth's shape, size, and strength when it's too damaged or decayed for a regular filling.
   - Protecting Weak Teeth: A crown can protect a weak tooth from breaking or hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
   - Covering Dental Implants: A crown can be used to cover a dental implant, providing a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
   - Aesthetic Improvement: Crowns can be used to cover discolored or badly shaped teeth to improve your smile's appearance.

2. Dental Bridges:

   - Replacing Missing Teeth: Bridges are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth, filling the gap in your smile.
   - Distributing Forces: By replacing missing teeth, bridges can also help redistribute the forces in your bite, which prevents other teeth from wearing down.
   - Prevent Shifting: A bridge can prevent remaining teeth from shifting, which can cause a bad bite and other complications.
   - Aesthetic Purposes: Bridges help maintain the shape of your face and restore your smile.

Each individual's dental situation is unique, so our specialists will discuss these options to decide which is the most suitable solution for you.

Crowns and Bridges are used to​ -

  • Strengthen Weakened or Damaged Teeth: Crowns and bridges are employed to reinforce and provide structural support to weakened or damaged teeth, restoring their strength and functionality.

  • Enhance Aesthetic Look and Balance: These dental prosthetics contribute to the aesthetic enhancement and balance of a worn-out dentition, improving the overall appearance of the teeth and smile.

  • Conceal Cosmetic Flaws: Crowns and bridges serve as effective solutions to conceal cosmetic flaws, such as discoloration, misshapen teeth, or irregularities, promoting a more harmonious smile.

  • Cover a Dental Implant: Crowns are used to cover dental implants, seamlessly integrating them with the natural teeth for a cohesive and natural-looking smile.

  • Post-Endodontic Treatment: Following endodontic treatment (root canal therapy), crowns are often applied to provide protection and structural integrity to the treated tooth.

  • Cover Missing Tooth/Teeth: Bridges, consisting of crowns, are employed to cover and bridge the gap created by missing teeth, restoring both the function and appearance of the dental arch.

 

The Crown and Bridge PROCESS at Studio Aesthetique:​

  • Diverse Material Options: At Studio Aesthetique, the Crown and Bridge process provides a range of options, including the premium LAVA and EMAX, as well as various other metal-free choices, catering to different budgets and aesthetic preferences.

  • Cutting-Edge Fabrication: Embracing the latest dental technology, all crowns and bridges at the clinic are crafted in advanced labs using CAD-CAM (computerized) technology, ensuring precision and quality in the fabrication process.

  • Warranty Assurance: Studio Aesthetique stands behind the durability of its work, offering a 10-15 years warranty on crown and bridge procedures, depending on the chosen material. This commitment reflects the clinic's confidence in the longevity of their dental restorations.

  • State-of-the-Art Impressions: Utilizing the latest equipment and methods, the clinic takes impressions with 3D scanning devices, ensuring accurate and detailed representations of the patient's dental structure.

  • Chairside Fabrication of Temporaries: Temporary caps and bridges are skillfully crafted chairside during the process, allowing patients to leave the clinic without feeling self-conscious while waiting for their permanent restorations.

  • Efficient Turnaround: From impression-making to final cementation, the downtime in the Crown and Bridge process at Studio Aesthetique ranges between one to six days, emphasizing efficiency and convenience for the patients.

BENEFITS:

  • Brings back youth to your smile: Crowns and bridges bring a youthful appearance to your smile by restoring damaged or missing teeth, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.

  • Improves esthetics and confidence: The aesthetic improvement achieved through crowns and bridges not only enhances the overall appearance of your teeth but also boosts confidence by providing a radiant and complete smile.

  • A bridge is a better alternative to removable partial denture: Bridges offer a fixed and more stable solution compared to removable partial dentures, providing better comfort and functionality for daily activities.

  • Better stability achieved: Crowns and bridges contribute to better oral stability, ensuring that neighboring teeth are supported and aligned correctly, promoting long-term dental health.

  • Replaces missing teeth without the need for surgery: For those averse to surgical procedures, crowns and bridges offer a non-invasive alternative to replace missing teeth, restoring both function and aesthetics.

  • Allows you to speak, chew, and eat normally once again: The restoration of missing or damaged teeth through crowns and bridges facilitates normal speech, chewing, and eating functions, improving overall oral functionality.

  • Good for your health, helps promote healthy gums: Crowns and bridges aid in maintaining healthy gums by preventing gaps and spaces that could harbor bacteria, contributing to overall oral health.

  • Prevents bone loss in the jaw: The stability provided by crowns and bridges helps prevent bone loss in the jaw, preserving the structure and supporting long-term dental health.

 Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged or missing teeth.
 Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged or missing teeth.
 Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged or missing teeth.
 Crowns and bridges are common restorative dental treatments used to repair damaged or missing teeth.
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