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    Crowns & Bridges

    At SHREBATY DENTAL CLINIC, we understand the importance of a healthy and beautiful smile. Crowns and bridges are two popular restorative dentistry options that can help you regain function and confidence in your smile.

    Crowns: Protecting and Strengthening Damaged Teeth

    A crown is a custom-made cap that fits over a damaged or weakened tooth, restoring its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are typically used for teeth that have sustained significant damage, such as:

    • Large cavities
    • Cracks or fractures
    • Extensive wear and tear
    • Root canal treatment
    • Cosmetic concerns

    Crowns can be made from various materials, including gold, porcelain, ceramic, or a combination of these materials. The type of material used will depend on the location of the tooth, aesthetic considerations, and your individual preferences.

    Benefits of Crowns:

    • Protection: Crowns provide a strong and durable barrier, protecting the underlying tooth from further damage.
    • Strength: They restore the tooth’s original strength and function, allowing you to chew comfortably and effectively.
    • Aesthetics: Crowns can be closely matched to the color of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking result.
    • Versatility: Crowns can be used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth, depending on your needs.

    Bridges: Bridging the Gap Between Missing Teeth

    • A bridge is a dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns that are placed on the teeth adjacent to the gap, with a false tooth or teeth (pontics) suspended between them. Bridges are typically used when there are one or two missing teeth in a row.

    Benefits of Bridges:

    • Improved function: Bridges restore the ability to chew and speak properly, improving your overall oral health and function.
    • Enhanced aesthetics: Bridges fill the gaps in your smile, restoring a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
    • Prevention of further problems: Missing teeth can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, leading to further dental problems. Bridges help to prevent this from happening.

    Choosing the Right Restoration:

    • The best type of restoration for you will depend on the extent of damage to your teeth, the number of missing teeth, and your individual needs and preferences. Our experienced dentists at SHREBATY DENTAL CLINIC will carefully examine your teeth and discuss all available options to help you make an informed decision.
    • Gold: Durable and long-lasting, but not as aesthetically pleasing as other options.
    • Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM): Strong and durable, acceptable esthetics.
    • Zirconia: Very strong and durable, good aesthetics, biocompatible.
    • All-ceramic: Excellent esthetics,  biocompatible, does not wear down opposing teeth, less strong.
    • Composite resin: More affordable than ceramic, but may not be as strong or durable.

    Depending on the extent of the damage or the number of missing teeth, alternatives may include fillings, implants, or dentures.

    However, like all dental restorations, porcelain crowns do not last forever. The average lifespan of a porcelain crown is 10-15 years. However, with proper care, they can last much longer..