A crown is fixed prosthesis made by a dental technician and fixed on a polished tooth. It is recommended when the tooth is significantly damaged, but is still stable enough to support a crown.
Crowns are not directly prepared in the oral cavity, but in the dental laboratory found within the building of our clinic.
First the dentist polishes the teeth appropriately - shoulder polishing to protect the gum - then takes an impression. Based on the impression the dental technicians prepare a template, and then the real crown is made. The dentist builds this crown onto the tooth, restoring its health. This crown consists of a metal frame covered by porcelain.
In dentistry, a crown is a dental restoration that completely covers a tooth (full crown) and is bonded in place with dental cement. A partial crown is a dental restoration that only partially covers the surfaces of the tooth. Examples for the latter are 3/4 and 4/5 crowns, which, out of the four or five surfaces of the tooth, leave the facial surface exposed. An equatorial crown is also a partial crown that, unlike a full one, does not reach the gum and only extends to the widest part of the tooth.
This treatment may be necessary when the tooth is too damaged to be filled but does not need to be taken out yet. Crowns can be placed on root canal-treated or loose teeth, protecting them from further damage. We also utilize crowns if a tooth is broken but can be still repaired with filling or inlay. They can be used for aesthetic correction as well, as the shape of teeth can be modified with their help. Our colleagues can give you further information about the details.
A bridgeis used in the case of several missing teeth, when the remaining teeth do not need to be taken out. It is also good for concealing larger gaps. The healthy teeth are used as abutments on which the bridge is built. It is especially suitable for substituting a molar in the back. The dentist polishes the two teeth in front and substitutes a dummy tooth or pontic for the missing tooth.
For prostheses, perfect marginal integrity of the crowns and bridges is essential. Without it, tartar formation or tooth decay may start. This is impossible at Solydent where close attention is paid to marginal integrity for the sake of our patients’ health.
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