Changing old crowns to ceramic crowns
  • Having dental crown and bridge can result in improved tooth appearance and reinforcement of the structure of your tooth. Dental crown and bridge is made of different materials including
    • all-ceramic,
    • zirconia or
    • ceramic with metal or gold alloys and
    • metal alloys.
  • A dental bridge is one of a number of alternatives for replacing missing teeth. A bridge replaces a missing tooth by taking support from two or more adjacent teeth. Another option is dental implants.
Key Benefits of dental crown and bridge
  • Natural, or improved, appearance.
  • Support and protection to compromised, decayed, broken teeth.
  • Restoration of normal, or improved function.
How long does the treatment take?
  • It takes 2 sittings for a crown and 2-3 sittings for a bridge. At the first appointment, in case of a dental crown, the tooth in question and in case of a bridge the adjacent teeth are reduced to make room for the artificial crowns.
  • An impression (mould) is then made for fabrication in the laboratory. A plastic temporary bridge can be fitted (if required) for the interim period.
  • A trial on the second appointment may be done in case of a dental bridge. Laboratory fabrication takes approximately 2-3 days.
  • At the subsequent visit, the temporary bridge will be removed and the final dental crown/bridge  permanently cemented into place.
What is the latest in dental crown and bridge?
  • The material used today is completely metal free (all ceramic, zirconia), providing a pleasant and natural smile which completely matching your natural teeth.
  • Today, even the dental crown or dental bridge is made in a CAD CAM process thereby eliminating any human error. You can ask your dentist at SmileSense Dental Clinic for more details.


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