Tooth capping, tooth- colored crown, ceramic crown, porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM), esthetic crowns
Crowns are recommended for:
Spaces in the dentition after extraction of a tooth causes a tendency for the adjacent teeth to shift and rotate and the opposing tooth to supra erupt. This causes derangement of the bite which gives rise to temporo-mandibular disorders causing discomfort to the patient.
Therefore, missing teeth should be replaced by artificial teeth as soon as possible.
Bridge is one modality which helps restore missing teeth in a permanent manner.
Porcelain fused to metal
All-ceramic zirconia crowns (CAD/CAM)
Success of crowns and bridges depends on the health of the surrounding teeth and gums. Maintenance of oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing is the key to success. Mostly crowns and bridges have a ceramic outer layer or are completely made of ceramic. These materials are very strong but they still have a potential to fracture the same as a natural tooth. As a rule, don’t bite anything with a crown or bridge that could damage natural tooth.