Dental crown treatment is a cap that encases and restores a tooth to its original appearance and function to make it structurally strong and prevent further damage.
Our practice - Smilekraft, offers you professional crown and bridge treatments in nagpur that are safe, affordable, aesthetic and functional. Don't hesitate to call us to see if either treatment is right for you.
Dental crowns done at Smilekraft in Nagpur are made with state of the art techniques in the fabrication of a crown, such as the CAD-CAM technology used by our preferred dental laboratories. We use the best materials for crown fabrication which resemble the natural tooth aesthetically and also are functionally very tough.
One of the common reasons to cover a tooth with a crown is after a root canal treatment. The recommended conditions that would need crowns are:-
- To cover and protect a tooth that has been weakened, usually due to decay.
- To stabilize a cracked or broken tooth.
- To repair a tooth that has been severely worn down.
- To reinforce a tooth that has had a root canal.
- To change the position of wrongly positioned teeth.
- To repair misshaped or severely discolored teeth.
- To finish a dental implant procedure.
Crowns can be made of a variety of different materials and with advancement in material sciences newer materials are constantly being introduced.
In earlier times metal crowns were very popular due to their durability and strength. However they appear decidedly different from the natural tooth. Therefore now-a-days they have very limited indications if any.
Porcelain Fused to Metal (PFM)crown:
In simple words, the inner layer of this crown is made of a metal alloy onto which a ceramic layer is fused. Due to the ceramic layer, the appearance of this crown is similar to natural tooth once the crown is cemented on to the tooth. If the crown is exposed to excessive forces, a part of the ceramic layer may chip off to reveal an unsightly metallic spot.
We also offer you metal-free alternatives, which give the strength of a bonded crown and the appearance of a porcelain crown. So it resembles the natural tooth very closely.
The advent of materials like Zirconia has helped us achieve new heights in aesthetics and function in dentistry.Zirconia is a white crystalline oxide of the metal Zirconium. It is biocompatible with high strength and good esthetics. They combine the strength of metal and esthetics of ceramics. They are indicated in areas which demand cosmetic as well as high biting forces. So they can be used the both anterior and posterior teeth.The use of CAD-CAM techniques to fabricate crowns out of Zirconia has enabled us to give you restorations that should last you a lifetime and not only 15 or 20 years.
These crowns are delivered at an affordable cost with a warranty ranging from 5 to 15 years depending on different brands.
E-max crown/ All-ceramic crown:
It is a type of all ceramic crown with its shade perfectly matching natural teeth. They are also biocompatible and have reasonably good strength. They are indicated in areas of high esthetic demands such as in the front teeth.
Smilekraft excels in making crowns of the highest standards available, with the help of our preferred brands namely 3M, Bruxzir, Czar, Nobel Procera and E-Max from Ivoclar.
Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They occupy the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants adjacent to the empty space left after tooth loss.
In this technique a new artificial tooth is fixed into the gap with the help of existing natural adjacent teeth to establish function and create a natural-looking appearance.
Bridges are custom-made and hence barely noticeable. They help restore the missing tooth/ teeth thereby the achieving the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.In the absence of healthy adjacent teeth, a dental implant may be used as a substitute as it does not take support from any existing teeth.
The imbalance caused by missing teeth may sometimes cause gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A bridge not only fills the gap, but it also prevents malpositioning of remaining teeth. It corrects a misaligned bite, improves chewing and speech articulation. It provide support for the lips and/or cheeks to give you a more youthful appearance.
As with crowns, you have a similar choice of materials for bridges. We can help you choose, according to the site, number of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, cosmetic considerations and cost.
Ultimately, for replacing a missing tooth, bridges are a close second to implants in longevity and quality.Implants are always the better option as the natural tooth is left untouched. Even so, bridges can enhance your smile and allow you to get back to eating and speaking normally with a boost to your confidence.