Dental Crown

A dental crown, commonly known as a cap, is a hollow artificial tooth that is used in place of a broken or damaged tooth. It is mostly made up of Porcelain, Ceramic or Metal (e.g. Gold). It functions as a protective cover against further damage or decay of the tooth. Tooth Crown Calgary looks very much like the natural tooth in terms of shape and color.

Dental Crowns in Calgary

Procedure for dental crown

Dental Crown is done by a dentist by following a series of steps. These steps are as follows:

1.  Firstly, the tooth is cut from all directions to make space for the crown.

2.  Secondly, an impression is taken of the filed tooth and its adjacent tooth. This impression is used to create the customized final dental crowns Calgary for your tooth.

3.  Then the crown is built using a restorative material like Porcelain, Ceramic or Metal (e.g., Gold) in a lab and fits perfectly inside your mouth.

4.  Before placing the final crown, a temporary crown of the exact size is fitted to protect the damaged tooth.

5.  On the next visit, the dentist removes the temporary crown and places the final one to see if it fits perfectly or not. If yes, then the final crown is cemented in place.

These are the steps for fabricating a Dental crown. However, the steps depend upon the condition of the tooth.

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Types of Crowns

Depending upon the type of teeth that needs to be crowned, the dentists recommended various materials for the crown.

Metal crowns are made up of gold and are resistant to wear and chipping. Also, they don’t form an impact on the neighboring and opposing natural tooth. But these types of crowns don’t look natural because of their color.

Zirconia crowns are similar in color to natural tooth and is a stronger material for fabricating a dental crown.

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Composite crowns are natural-looking crowns and do not chip quickly. However, they tend to wear rapidly because of the chewing process.

Porcelain crowns are the most natural-looking crowns. However, they chip easily and therefore, they are not used for the backside of the mouth.

Porcelain-fused-metal tooth crowns in Calgary are also natural-looking.

Dental crowns Calgary are strong and last longer than 10 years. But it is important to take good care of the crown just like your natural teeth. Furthermore, take care not to bite upon hard and big things to avoid strain on the crowns.

Bridges

Bridges, also known as fixed bridges or prosthesis, are permanent dental restorations that are used to replace missing teeth. It is made up of an artificial tooth which is fused with the neighboring crowns.

Procedure of fabricating a Bridge

Dental Bridge is prepared by two methods. The first method involves replacing a missing tooth between two natural teeth. The adjacent natural teeth are used to support the bridge in this case. But if there is no neighboring tooth to support the bridge, a dental implant is placed for holding the bridge in place. The dental implants are artificial roots made from titanium metal that are fixed inside the jawbone and support the bridge.

Firstly, the dentist files down the neighboring teeth to make prepare space for the bridge. Secondly, the dentist creates a model of an artificial tooth that fits well inside your mouth. Then this model helps to build the bridge. In the meantime, the dentist places a temporary bridge to inhibit further damage to the exposed tooth.
On the next visit, the dentist removes the temporary bridge and places the final one. Finally the bridge is either cemented or fixed to the dental implants on both sides of the missing tooth.

Types of Bridges

Bridges come in different types like metal and ceramic. But it’s always wise to consult your dentist about the best kind of bridge for you. The dentists choose the most suitable type of bridge depending upon the position of the missing tooth and the severity of the damage. Types of bridges are:

1.  Traditional bridges are the ones used to replace the missing tooth which has natural teeth on both the sides.

2.  Implant bridges are used when there are not enough teeth to support the bridge. Also, these types of bridges are employed when several or all the teeth are missing.

Dental Bridge in Calgary

3.  Resin-bonded bridges are used when the teeth are missing from the front side of the mouth. In this, artificial teeth are fused with metal bands and cemented to the back of your natural teeth.

4.  Cantilever bridges are used when there are natural teeth only on one side of the missing tooth. In this process, the artificial teeth are anchored to one or more of the natural teeth.

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Taking care of the bridges

It is important to take good care of the bridges in order to maintain a longer life. Usually, if properly taken care of, bridges last for at least ten years. Brushing and flossing your bridges regularly helps to take care of them. Also, you can learn how to floss your teeth from your dentist. In addition, professional cleaning from dental clinic Calgary is also beneficial for bridges.

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