A crown is commonly called a cap. It is a dental restoration that covers the entire tooth, replacing its outer layer of enamel with a new material. A crown is contoured and sized similarly to a natural tooth, and they come into contact with the opposite tooth in a normal way, allowing for food to be chewed properly. In general, a crown should feel like a regular tooth when it comes to function. Depending on the material chosen for the crown, it also can look like a perfectly natural tooth.
A bridge is a fixed partial denture which is fixed to the teeth, it replaces some of the teeth, and it uses a fake tooth or teeth (denture) in the place of missing tooth. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth, when functioning teeth are available on both sides of the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth, called retainers, are covered by the bridge in exactly the same manner as a crown covers a single tooth. In the case of one missing tooth, a bridge would be three units: one unit for each adjacent retainer tooth, and one for the pontic (fake tooth).
Dental crowns and bridges are blessings for people who have cracked or damaged tooth or have undergone filling many times. Following are the right candidates for a crown or bridge:
If a tooth has a large cavity it will be too weak to hold a filling and chew properly. By removing the cavity, building it back up, and covering it with a crown, the tooth will be able to do its job again
If a tooth already has a large filling that covers more than half of the tooth, the remaining tooth structure is too weak to withstand chewing forces for the rest of the tooth’s lifespan. By covering it with a crown, the tooth is given a better long-term prognosis.
Any tooth that has had a root canal needs to be covered in a crown to prevent it from cracking.
For a tooth crack with a limited extent, a crown is the only way to keep the crack from progressively getting worse. The crown functions as the new enamel, protectively covering the tooth just as the enamel did.
A bridge is a quick way to replace 1-2 missing teeth. It does not require any surgery.
Dr Sumit Sharma is one of the most qualified and best dentist for Dental Crowns & Bridges at Bahra Hospital, Mohali. Cost of crowns and bridges depend upon the number of teeth to be covered and type used. It is always better to consult the dentist to have an exact estimate about the cost of the procedure.
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