Crowns and Bridges

  In dentistry, Crowns and Bridges are two restorative techniques that repair damaged or missing teeth. The procedure refers to the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. The benefits of crown & bridge are they restore tooth function and appearance.

The use of crowns and bridges also avoids shifting teeth that can happen after a tooth is lost. By maintaining or restoring the patient's bite and their smile the effects of the tooth damage or loss are reversed.

Crown and Bridge work also described as restorative dentistry, involves the restoration of natural teeth that have been damaged, decayed or lost. Crowns and bridges can correct missing teeth, bite dysfunction, and functional or structural problems. A crown can restore an individual damaged tooth back to its original form and function, while a bridge can replace one or more teeth. Crown and Bridges can improve the esthetic appearance of the teeth. These restorations are cemented onto the teeth and are referred to as "fixed" dentistry rather than using a removable appliance or partial denture

A Maryland Bridge

A Maryland Bridge functions as a normal bridge but it is not prepared or built like a conventional bridge
  • The supporting teeth in a Maryland bridge are not prepared as crowns are for a  conventional bridge. They are left intact.
  • The bridge is attached to the outer surfaces of the supporting teeth
  • The replacement tooth in the bridge is attached to metal strips which are bonded or stuck to the supporting teeth

 Types of Dental Crowns and Bridges

  • Porcelain fused to metal
Porcelain fused to metal crowns offer a natural appearance with a better fit than a standard porcelain crown. On the down side they have a metal substructure making it difficult to replicate the translucency of natural teeth. It is possible that a darker line will appear at the edge of the crown, near the gum, as it recedes with age.
  • Captek  (The Crown with Gold lining)
Captek is an internally reinforced gold material that exhibits the colour, workability and nobility of pure gold along with the strength and workability of the platinum/ palladium family of cast alloys. Captek is not only strong and stable, but non-oxidizing and non-corrosive as well. This means the gray line along the tissue is eliminated
  • All Ceramic (Metal free)

IPS Empress System :

Aesthetics and durability are important considerations for all-ceramics. IPS Empress has proven itself for more than 15 years as regards both criteria. The IPS Empress pressed ceramic system satisfies discerning users and patients all over the world.

Twenty-five million placed restorations are testimony to the durable true-to-nature effect, long-lasting success and the high quality standard of IPS Empress. The IPS Empress System for inlays/onlay, dental veneers, dental crowns and dental bridges comprises high-quality glass-ceramic materials. The IPS Empress all-ceramic materials fulfill today's requirements of aesthetic appearance, functionality and durability.

Furthermore, the reliability of IPS Empress has been proven in millions of restorations.IPS Empress all-ceramics provide impressive aesthetic results because the materials look so natural. IPS Empress all ceramic are used to provide absolutely metal-free restorations. They are a biocompatible alternative for people suffering from allergies.

Procera All Ceram :

The secret behind Procera All Ceram is its unique combination of strength and beauty. Over the last few years, new technology has made dental porcelain more practical. Until now, porcelain coated ceramic copings has been neither strong enough nor durable enough for widespread use.

Procera All Ceram combines excellent and profound strength with beautiful esthetics. The material consists of 99.5 percent pure aluminum oxide and is biocompatible, thereby ensuring excellent long-term esthetics.Procera All Ceramis translucent giving the tooth a natural appearance.
At the same time Procera All Ceramis excellent for concealing underlying surfaces, such as amalgam and root fillings. This Ceram is also customized but still industrially produced, ensuring predictable results. You should try quickly in your mouth with minimal adjustments

With the strength in the core material,Procera All Ceramcan be recommended for prosthetic reconstructions anywhere in the mouth. More and more patients are asking for constructions made of material not containing metal or other alloys.Procera All Ceram is made of biocompatible material (comparable to Titanium), which minimizes the risk of allergic reactions. No need to worry about your allergies when you useProcera All Ceram
The translucent coping offers remarkable esthetic characteristics. When combined withProcera All CeramPorcelain the advantages are clearly demonstrated. To recreate the beauty of natural your teeth, the porcelain has been formulated to make the most of the coping’s inherent potential and efficiency. It comes in various materials such as ALUMINA and ZIRCONIA

Wol Ceram System :

The Wol-Ceram ELC (Electro Layering Ceramic) system is a state of the art Electro-layering and CAD/CAM system designed to work with Vita In-Ceram materials that increases accuracy and strength while significantly reducing turn around time. Copings, bridges, implant abutments and implant frames are possible. Because the system works off the original die, it is able to produce an extremely accurate fit and the most precise margins of any CAD/CAM dental system available.

The special advantage of this procedure lies in the extremely accurate Wol-Ceram coping. The original die is dipped in aluminum oxide, spinell, or zirconia and it's coated by the ELC (Electro Layering Ceramic) process. Thus creating an extremely precise internal and marginal fit - in essence, the perfect-Fit teeth, decay and gum disease.

When tooth loss occurs, we may recommend the placement of a bridge. Designed to replace missing teeth and support surrounding teeth, a bridge is a grouping of interconnected crowns. Held in place by two crowns, a bridge can reduce the risk of gum disease, help correct bite issues and even improve speech. If performed by a well-trained cosmetic dentist, bridges are effective and durable and can last an excess of 10 years.