Both share a few similarities, although a crown, aka caps, is a tooth-shaped cover that is placed over a damaged tooth or one that has been weakened due to cracks, breaks or discolouration. This prevents further damage. Crowns are made of porcelain, metal or an alloy that is made from both. They offer a highly durable solution when a filling is not the best option.
A dental crown not only enhances your smile but also mimics the look of a perfect-looking, fully functional tooth.
You will be recommended a crown under the following circumstances:
- Protection of a weak, fractured tooth
- Replacement of a large filling where there are not enough teeth remaining.
- Concealment of a poorly shaped or discoloured tooth
- Concealment of a tooth after root canal treatment
Dental bridges, however, are used to fill the gaps between missing teeth. It is a perfectly moulded tooth that fills this missing gap to give you a seamless and “uninterrupted” row of teeth.
Bridges are installed or implemented by first creating a crown on either side of the gap and then planting a false tooth or teeth between those crowns. It can be supported either by your natural teeth, implants or both teeth and dental implants.
Say goodbye to covering your mouth in embarrassment while talking or smiling – our dental crowns and bridges are a safe, reliable and effective way to restore a perfect facial structure and natural-looking smile. Have the confidence to openly talk, smile and laugh, particularly when you take a bite out of your favourite food, without worrying about people catching a glimpse of your stained or yellow-coloured teeth.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is getting crowns and bridges a painful procedure?
When installing crowns and bridges, we see to it that the area that requires treatment is completely numb. Our experienced dentists also ensure that the procedure is 100% pain-free. However, you may experience some minor discomfort for a few days after the treatment; the feeling of having something new in your mouth is something you will soon get used to.
Is this treatment a permanent solution?
With diligent oral care routines like daily brushing and tooth flossing, including regular check-ups, crowns and bridges will last you many years.
How do I take care of my dental crowns and bridges?
There are a number of ways through which you can take care of your crown or bridge to enhance its overall effectiveness and durability. This includes daily brushing and side-flossing of your teeth, avoiding food that is hard to chew or biting down on hard objects which could potentially break the crowns. In addition, you should avoid sticky or chewy foods such as caramel-based candy and other edibles which your dentist has specifically advised against.
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