Crown Bridge and Veneers

Crown

  • This is generally k/a dental cap.
  • This is fabricated to cover the coronal part of a tooth. Indicated if a tooth is fractured; discolor due to any reason, root canal treated etc.
  • To fabricate a crown first the tooth required to be reduced to make space for the crown.
  • These crowns can be made-up of all metal, metal with ceramic on its surface k/a PFM crown, All ceramic or zirconia.
  • These can be fabricated manually or with the help of computes k/a CAD-CAM crown

Bridge

  • A bridge is fabricated by reducing the natural tooth/ teeth (using a high-speed rotary tool) on either side of the missing tooth or teeth.
  • The materials used for the bridges include all metal,porcelain fused to metal, zirconia or porcelain alone.
  • A bridge is fixed on natural teeth using dental cements.

Veneers

  • Veneer is a thin shell of ceramic or composite resin bonded to the front of the tooth.
  • Veneer is conservative alternative to full coverage for improving the appearance of front teeth.
  • Chiefly indicated to improve the discoloration, to close the space between teeth or to restore the small fracture of the tooth.
  • Composite resin has limitation of getting discolored with the period of time
  • Patients with veneers are instructed not to bit hard object/ food with veneered teeth.
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