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Crown, Bridges & Veneers


What is a crown?

The tooth-shaped cap used placed over a mouth to restore the strength, shape, size and to improve the appearance of the tooth is called a crown. Dental crowns are very common nowadays. They are classified according to the material used for making the crown.

Crown Procedures & Management

Fitting the crown is not a simple procedure. It may require many visits. During the first visit, the dentist will check the tooth and prepare the tooth for the crown. A temporary crown will be fitted until you get the permanent one. The dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit the permanent crown during the second visit. He/she will make the tooth numb and cement the permanent crown in the right place. You may have to go for follow up checkups after that according to the suggestions of the doctor.

Why should I get a Bridge?

Dental bridges are used to restore the gap between teeth made by the missing teeth. Getting a bridge may have various causes that are:

  • Aesthetic reason (in order to make your smile more beautiful)
  • To restore the ability to speak and chew properly
  • To keep up the shape of the face
  • To prevent the existing teeth from drifting out of position.

What is an option for replacing defective filling?

Technology has advanced a lot and there are number of materials and choices of tooth restoration available nowadays. Tooth fillings can be made of different materials. Now, patients can choose the type of filling he/she wish to have. This is known as option for replacing defective filling. Patients can choose the material to replace their decayed or worn teeth.

What are veneers?

Veneers are thin, custom made shells of tooth-colored materials placed over the tooth. They are usually made up of porcelain or resin composite materials. They are bonded to the worn out or discolored teeth in order to give them natural look and make them more beautiful.

When would I need a veneer?

You may need veneer due to different reasons-mostly cosmetic. It may include:

  • Tooth discoloration
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Teeth with gaps
  • Teeth that are worn down
  • Teeth that are uneven, irregularly shaped and misaligned

What are the advantages of porcelain teeth veneers?

Porcelain teeth veneers can give more natural look than that of the other materials. It will provide more strength and resilience to the teeth. Porcelain veneers best choice for those who want to make slight position alterations or to change tooth size, color and shape. It can give the aesthetic perfection that you desire.

How long will it take to have my teeth veneers fitted?

It will take one to two weeks to get the veneers prepared. The bonding procedure may take almost one hour to complete.

How long should my dental veneers last?

Usually, veneers last for five to ten years. It may need to be replaced after that.

How to take care of your veneers?

Veneers does not require any special care. You should continue proper oral practices to protect your teeth. You can go for normal practices such as brushing, flossing etc. If you use porcelain veneers, you may be suggested to avoid stain-causing beverages and food items.

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