Crowns & Bridges

A dental crown is a tooth- shaped"cap"that's placed over a tooth that covers the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength and ameliorate its appearance. A crown may be needed in the following situations

 1. To cover a weak tooth from farther damage. 

2. To restore an formerly broken tooth or a tooth that has been oppressively worn down .

3. To help support a ground in place .

4. To help cover a root treated tooth .

5. After placement of an implant .

6. To ameliorate the aesthetics of a tooth.

After the dentist has prepared your tooth for a crown, an impression of the tooth is taken and the crown is fabricated in a laboratory for your tooth. Once fabricated, you'll be called back for a fit appointment where the crown will be cemented into place. Crowns can be made in various materials including metal, porcelain and ceramic crowns. New technology in materials now means ceramic crowns which include Emax and zirconia crowns can perfectly blend strength with great aesthetics to restore your tooth's shape, function and aesthetics.-

Dental Bridges:

As the name suggests, is a fixed dental restoration that literally bridges the gap created by one or further missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or further crowns for the teeth on each side of the gap. These two or further anchoring teeth are called ‘abutment teeth. ‘Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. 

Types of bridges 

There are a many different types of dental bridges, these are . 

Fixed bridges 

The fixed bridge frequently offers the most forgetful and natural appearance. Commonly, crowns are cemented permanently on both sides of the gap and the false tooth joins these crowns over the gum.

Cantilever Bridges

this is a false tooth that's only anchored to 1 tooth. Cantilever bridges don't have the same strength as fixed bridges so generally, they're fixed in such areas where less strength is needed, like frontal teeth. As with any ornamental treatment, at Ghauri Dental Centre we will have an initial consultation to determine whether having a dental bridge is the most suitable form of treatment to replace your missing tooth/ teeth. Once the dentist has seen your teeth and determined that you should have dental bridges, it generally takes two visits to make and fit the bridge.

This first visit commonly takes between 45 and 120 minutes and involves reshaping the two teeth that are on either side of the gap. Local anaesthetic is frequently given during the reshaping of the teeth. We also take impressions of your teeth and fit you with a temporary ground during this first visit. This temporary bridge maintains the look and function of your teeth while the dental technician makes the bridge.. A shade for the bridge is chosen to blend in with existing teeth.

The another visit involves the dentist fitting the permanent bridge. The bridge is also cemented to the teeth on either side of the gap. These teeth are drilled down to attach the ground to either side of the gap. The middle crown is solid to mimic a tooth, the other two are concave in order to fit over the teeth. Once treatment has taken place, also the patient must be careful to clean well under it and assuming that the patient is active about keeping their bridge clean, it should last for decades.