Dental Crowns reinforce the structure of your tooth, improve the tooth’s function and are used to cap or cover teeth after a root canal treatment. Crowns are usually made from different materials: pure porcelain (all ceramic) or porcelain with metal or gold (metal-ceramic). In all cases, they provide great results – making your teeth and smile more appealing.
Dr. Smilez Dental Center clinics in Chennai, can provide you with excellent quality CAD/CAM dental crowns. These crowns are metal-free and are much more durable, have high strength and esthetics compared to the conventional metal-Ceramic Crowns, making the the preferred choice among dental crowns. The premium crowns also come with a 15 year warranty.
Benefits of Zirconia Crowns
- High strength
- Superior esthetics
- Perfect shade match with adjacent tooth
- No metal margin exposure
- No chipping of ceramic
- Perfect fit
- Gentle to the gums
- 15 year replacement Warranty
Disadvantages of Metal-ceramic crowns
- Opaque; hence reduced esthetics for front teeth
- Possibility of chipping of ceramic
- Metal margin exposure with time
- Less strength
- Perfect shade match difficult due to opacity
- No warranty
Bridges at Dr. Smilez Dental Center Clinics in Chennai
A bridge is a less preferred option to replace missing teeth. A bridge replaces a missing tooth by means of two, or more, crowns which are ‘bridged’ by an additional tooth on the area of the missing tooth. Bridges are made in the same materials used to make crowns.
Replacement of missing teeth especially when the adjacent teeth are compromised and are in need for crowns. It is essential to replace missing teeth due to the numerous potential problems described in the oral health section ‘Why Replace Missing Teeth’ that may result in further tooth loss.
Key Benefits of Dental Bridge
- Missing tooth is replaced
- Natural/improved appearance
- Support and protection for the compromised teeth
- Restoration to normal or improved functioning
Treatment Procedure for Crown & Bridge
The procedure requires two visits, but usually depends on the number of crowns needed. During the first appointment the teeth are prepared by circumferential reduction to make room for the supporting crowns. An impression (or mould) is then taken for fabrication to a laboratory and a plastic temporary crown/ bridge is fitted for the interim period. The fabrication at the laboratory takes approximately 3-4 days. During the next visit, the temporary crown/bridge is removed and the Zirconia crown/bridge is permanently cemented into place.
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A Complete Denture is a removable replacement option for all teeth within an arch.
Advantages of Complete Dentures
- Least costly treatment for replacing all teeth in an entire arch
- Esthetically pleasing
- Shortest treatment time from start to finish
Disadvantages of Complete Dentures
- They can feel very bulky, especially the upper denture which as it covers the roof of the mouth
- Lower dentures usually feel loose compared to the upper as it covers a smaller surface and is pushed around by the tongue easily.
- Individual’s acceptance is very important for the success of the treatment
- A patient’s jaw changes over time and dentures have to be relined occasionally to remain stable./li>
Fabrication of complete dentures is started only after the healing period of 6-8 weeks after removal of all the existing teeth. This allows the tissues to heal so that the denture will fit accurately and the tissue underneath the denture is no longer healing and changing shape. However a patient has to be without teeth during the healing period.
To avoid being without teeth during the healing period, currently, Immediate dentures are provided. The process is of denture fabrication is completed in reverse and allows for the denture to be inserted immediately on the day of extraction. This procedure involves sequential removal of the remaining teeth in a planned manner. Immediate Dentures will usually need to be relined within 3-6 months because of tissue changes that take place following the extractions completed at day of denture delivery.
Partial Dentures replaces one or more missing teeth but not all teeth. Conventional partial dentures are made of acrylic, a type of plastic with metal clasps to engage some of the teeth to provide retention.
In comparison to acrylic partials, flexible partial dentures are lightweight, more comfortable and practically invisible. They offer the perfect degree of flexibility, providing maximum retention, stability and esthetic appeal.
- Metal free. No clasps to engage the teeth
- Better fit and stability, maximum comfort
- Functional benefits
- Easy to use