Dental Crowns And Bridges: All You Need To Know

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Has your dentist ever advised you a dental crown/ dental cap or a bridge??
For most dental patients, the answer to this question will be a YES!

We dentists most of the time use words like crowns and bridges, which the patient finds difficult to understand. You have come to the right place for it.

What are Dental Crowns/ Tooth Crowns/ Dental Caps?

Dental crowns are the dental cap or the tooth crown which your dentist places over your tooth to protect it. It covers the entire surface of your tooth crown. It is mainly used for severely decayed teeth, tooth with root canal, fractured tooth etc.

What are Dental Bridges?

If you have one or more teeth missing, your dentist will recommend a dental bridge or an implant. A dental bridge is when we take the support of the teeth ahead of the gap and behind the gap, and make a bridge.

When you have a missing tooth replacing it is very important as otherwise it may cause the surrounding teeth to shift and take its place. Once that happens it is very difficult to replace the missing tooth.

What are the indications to get Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental crowns are recommended when:

  1. You have undergone a Root Canal Treatment
  2. You have a severely decayed tooth, where the filling is not staying
  3. You have a fractured tooth
  4. You have had a dental implant
  5. You have a severely attrited tooth
  6. You have one or more missing teeth

How are Dental Crown and Dental Bridges made?

For dental crowns and bridges, your dentist will first shape your tooth or teeth to an appropriate size. Then they will take the size (impression) of your upper and lower jaw teeth. The impression will be poured and a positive replica of your teeth will be made.

This goes in the lab and a crown or a bridge is made over the impression and delivered back to the dentist. The dentist will fix the crown or the bridge over your tooth.

Dental Bridges vs Dental Implants

Dental implants were discovered to replace the missing teeth, without affecting the anterior and posterior teeth. In a dental bridge, we need to sometimes reduce the size of anterior and posterior teeth which are sound and do not need any treatment. In such cases, a dental implant is a better option.

If your anterior and posterior teeth are fine and there is no medical history the best is to opt for a dental implant and not for a dental bridge.

Why visit 32 Sparklets for Dental Crown and Bridges?

At 32 Sparklets, we offer treatment only by experts and postgraduate doctors. Care is taken for proper hygiene and sterilization, latest technology is used, and the crowns are made in the best labs.

To book an appointment for any dental treatment you can call or WhatsApp us at 9501015088 / 9646805088.

Does it hurt to get a crown on your tooth?

No, it does not hurt to get a crown on your tooth. If you are getting a root canal done, you will not feel anything while the crown cutting is done to take the size of your tooth. If the root canal has not been done, you might feel sensitivity while getting the treatment.

Why are dental crowns so expensive?

Dental crowns range from Rs.1500-15000/- or even more. The cost depends on the material used while taking the impression (size of the tooth), the material used for making the dental crown, the precision and the quality of the crown. The material in dentistry is expensive, and the skills of the dentist and dental technicians very difficult to learn and grasp. The cost of the crown depends on the crown you choose.

Why are dental crowns recommended after a root canal?

Most of the time the tooth structure in a tooth that had to undergo a root canal is weak, and after getting the root canal the tooth becomes a little weaker. So, to protect it and to help you eat your food properly, a dental crown is recommended after a root canal treatment.

Do permanent dental crowns feel better than the temporary dental crowns?

Yes, the permanent dental crowns are made from much better material, with much better finishing, and definitely feel better than the temporary crowns.