Crown & Bridge


Unlike partial removable dentures, bridges are permanent; patients need not to remove them. The missing tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth connected between two crowns (caps), which are permanently cemented or bonded on the adjacent teeth. Bridges are used to replace a single or few missing teeth if the neighbouring teeth are sufficiently strong.


Crowns, also known as caps, restore damaged teeth and mimics the shape, size and colour of the surrounding teeth. Crowns are indicated for cracked teeth and teeth with deep cavities; to protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment; to provide extra support for bridges; and to cover poorly shaped or discoloured teeth. Crowns may be made of metal, porcelain, or newer restorative materials like metal free ceramics, Zirconia. They are custom-made and fitted for each patient in conformation with the size and length of the natural teeth. Crowns typically last five to eight years but can last much longer with proper oral hygiene.

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