Bridges and Zirconia Crowns
What do I need to know about crowns and bridges? do I get Metal Free Fillings?
Dental bridges are the most common method of replacing one or more missing teeth. The modern dental bridge can fill the gap left by losing teeth. They are fixed to the surrounding natural teeth or dental implants. These teeth, referred to as abutments, act as the bridge’s anchors. The crowns that cover the abutments are connected to a replacement tooth, known as a pontic. You can choose the material for bridges, just like crowns. Based on the position of the missing tooth (or teeth), function, aesthetic value, and cost, your dentist can help you pick which to use.
Bridges made of porcelain or ceramic can be coloured to match your natural teeth. Depending on the material you select, and whether they have the necessary tools, some crowns and bridges dentist in Aberdeen can fabricate crowns and bridges at their clinic.
A crown offers total protection for a tooth that has been heavily filled or harmed by disease or trauma. However, Zirconia dental crowns are covers that keep your broken teeth safe. They will strengthen teeth that are already fragile and can shield them from future harm in addition to giving a restoration that matches the colour of your natural teeth.
Crown and bridges dentists in Aberdeen will first take an impression of your mouth if you need a crown for a tooth that is broken. Based on that model, they can choose the ideal shape for your new tooth. The lab receives your mouth’s model before making your metal, non-metal or zirconia crown, which could take a few weeks. You might be able to acquire your crown in just one dental visit if your dentist has CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing) abilities and you’re capping an already-damaged tooth.
A partial denture can either be fixed or removable. A fixed bridge replaces one or more missing teeth by crowning the teeth on either side of the gap and affixing artificial teeth to them. The bridge is then affixed with cement. A partial denture covers the spaces left by missing teeth and keeps other teeth from shifting position. A partial denture has internal attachments or clasps that fasten to the neighbouring crowns and is removable. Usually, partial dentures have a more organic appearance.
Before having your bridge created, your dentist will need to create space for a future bridge to sit on top of your natural teeth, anchoring it by cutting the existing natural teeth so that it will fit properly on them – unless, of course, they mount the bridge on implants. Your dentist will then take an imprint to create a precise mould for the bridge, much like they would for a crown.
While the bridge is being made in the lab,the dentist for the time being will cover the prepared teeth with a temporary crown or bridge.
What is the lifespan of crowns and bridges?
Sometimes due to chewing ice, hard meals, and other food items, crowns and bridges can occasionally come loose or even fall out. However, crowns and bridges can last a lifetime with proper dental hygiene. At least twice daily brushing, daily flossing with water flossers or interdental brushes, and consideration of using tongue scrapers and antibacterial mouth rinses are also recommended. One of the factors contributing to the eventual loosening of crowns or bridges is an oral disease that results in tooth or bone loss.
Which One Fits me the Best?
Some people may find it challenging to decide which dental crowns and bridges are appropriate for their requirements. A crown is best if a tooth is broken. However, a dental bridge is preferable if a tooth is missing or irreparably damaged. You should visit crown and bridges dentists in Aberdeen for a thorough oral examination if you want to know which option is ideal for you. They can do a dental and gum examination and offer you a specialised treatment tailored to your oral needs.