What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic restorations. They are attached to the existing teeth or implants, and can be removed by a dentist. We also supplement the movable such as dentures, which can be removed, cleaned and set up according to the needs of the patient.

How does the crown?

The crown is the protection of the damaged tooth. In addition to the reinforcement may also improve the appearance, shape or alignment. We can also place the crown on top of the implant, where the its appearance, function or structure replaces the tooth. Crowns are very functional, because they are made of porcelain or ceramic, we can customize the color of natural teeth. Other materials, which generally gets the crown are gold, acrylic, ceramics and metal alloys. These materials generally have greater strength than porcelain and recommends their use in the case of molars. Attractive form of implementation of the crowns is the application of porcelain on a metal plate.

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

Replacing large fillings, when left too little tooth

Security weak tooth from fracturing

Repair a broken tooth

Fixing the bridge

Coverage of the implant

Cover a discolored or misshapen teeth

Cover a tooth after root canal treatment

How do the bridges?

Bridges are used in case of loss of one or more teeth. Remaining gaps affect the rotation of teeth and moving them to the place of free space, which results in malocclusion. Missing teeth can also affect the appearance of gum disease and temporomandibular joint.

Mounting the bridge is done on the basis of their own teeth or implants surrounding the loss. They are used for the pillars and serve, which makes it possible to anchor the bridge. Pillars are covered with a crown, to which is attached a replacement tooth, forming part of the bridge.

Deciding to set up a bridge we also have the opportunity to choose the material, but it is good to ask for advice dentist, depending on the location where you want to be positioned bridge, aesthetic elements or expenses.

How are Crowns and bridges?

Before the crown or bridge will be made accordingly adjust the size of the tooth (or teeth) to properly fit. After this surgery the dentist carries the imprint of the mold is made to execute the crown or bridge. When deciding on the porcelain or ceramics dentist will also determine the color of natural teeth.

What is the durability of crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges can serve patients for many years. Note, however, that the basis of proper behavior of these elements is accurate and regular oral hygiene. It is worth noting that the disease processes due to improper oral hygiene can damage tooth support and thus affect the stability of the bridge or crown. In order to avoid mechanical damage to the crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods and chew on them.

What are dentures?

Dentures are removable and most popular form of supplements. Their advantage is the ability to clean and easy removal from the mouth of the patient, if necessary. This form filling is very favorable, and differs from previous prostheses in terms of naturalness and comfort.

We have two types of dentures: partial and full. Ask your Hearing Care Professional for appropriate selection of dentures, depending on the existing defects and related costs.

How do Dentures?

Full dentures are made from acrylic mass whose color is close to the color of the gums in the mouth. It is the basis dentures and fills the palate. Lower arch prosthesis while a specially profiled horseshoe, also with acrylic mass, whose task is to hold the fill and fit to lay language.

Partial dentures usually completed at the metal frame which is connected to the natural teeth. Partial dentures are motor type of filling and an alternative to the use of bridges.

Fill on a prosthesis formed after performing special print of the oral cavity. In this way, a dental technician can determine which type of prosthesis is the best solution for the patient.

How long it may take to get used to dentures?

A new prosthesis may cause a strange feeling or discomfort for the first few weeks or even months. Eating and speaking with a prosthesis may require some practice. There is often a feeling of tightness or slack when the muscles of the cheeks and tongue learn to keep the prosthesis in place. Not infrequently there is also an overproduction of saliva, the feeling of lack of space on the language and minor irritation or soreness. In case of irritation of mucous membranes, contact your dentist.

What is the durability of dentures?

Each type of filling is a foreign body in the mouth and requires adaptation. In addition, with age, a change of position of teeth due to bone degeneration and more. In this case the prosthesis loosening and relief should be re-adjust it. As a result, changing the setting of the prosthesis is much more difficult chewing, and additionally may be irritation of the gums. In this case, you should immediately go to the dentist.

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