Crown & Bridge: – All You Need To Know
An average person is vulnerable to all sorts of dental problem. Accidents, diseases, improper lifestyle as well as genetic complications can lead to teeth, which are defective in nature. Such problems can range from: –
- Poor structure.
- Internal Rotting.
- Improper Placement.
Thankfully, all the above said problems can be tackled without any significant hassle & a brief description of available solutions have been stated as follows: -
- In general, bridges & crowns can be considered as prosthetics.
- Following a root canal treatment, a crown is used cover the affected tooth, while a bridge is used to fill in gaps in place of missing teeth.
- Crowns are used for the following purposes: –
- Replace large feelings.
- Strengthening week teeth.
- Attach a bridge.
- Cover discoloured/disfigured teeth.
- The procedure involves placement of a “cap” over the concerned tooth. The cap can be made of either porcelain or “porcelain fused to metal” components.
- “Porcelain fused to metal” (PFM) crowns consist of a metal sub-structure combined with a porcelain exoskeleton. Porcelain crowns on the other hand are entirely made of porcelain.
- Ceramic (Porcelain) crowns are considered better than PFM ones as they provide a more natural feel to patients. Apart from this, they are also bio-compatible & easy-to-implant. PFM crowns on the other hand, pose problems such as porcelain breakage, artificial feel as well as opposition to neighbouring teeth.
- Inlays & Onlays are another solution to defective teeth. They are applicable to partially damaged teeth & are capable of strengthening the teeth both from interior as well as exterior regions. Components can be porcelain, metal alloys as well as composite resins.
- As stated earlier, bridges are used to fill in gaps. They are implanted on the natural teeth or implants present in the gaps.