Ceramic Crowns and Bridges

Ceramics have become the gold standard in dental prosthetics for their assortment of beneficial properties that other materials could not match. It is characterized by exceptional strength that renders it resistant to temperature changes, chemical reactions, and corrosion, and most importantly, it is biocompatible so it does not cause allergies and mimics appearance of the real tooth to the maximum. In the reconstruction of missing teeth, ceramic crowns and bridges are definitely an amazing choice, especially, since our office’s methods of production utilize the latest CAD/CAM technology, where the entire production process is computerized so to be done as quickly, accurately, and efficiently as possible - guaranteeing high quality of supplements in a short time.

Ceramic crowns compensate damaged dentin tissue entirely, and mimic the proper shape, size, and color of the teeth - which is best achieved by this material, thanks to its permeability and light-refracting properties, so the result is completely aesthetically satisfying.

Crown production is indicated in crown fractures, tooth decay that cannot be repaired by filling, when it is necessary to protect and strengthen the teeth after root canal therapy, as well as with corrections of the coloring or shape of the tooth.

They are made in laboratory on the basis of individual dental impressions taken on the prepared teeth. The next step is that the teeth be temporarily cemented, and during this process the patient may require adjustments (changes in color, shape, and/or size). After a specified period of adaptation, crowns are permanently cemented.

 

A bridge is a dental restoration composed of at least two dental crowns. Tooth loss leads to changes in the bone structure in regard to it’s reduction in size, as well as changes to the teeth surrounding the missing tooth region. Teeth have a tendency to tilt and shift towards the toothless area, as do the bones surrounding the area have a tendency to decay. Therefore, these teeth become sensitive and susceptible to decay, which leads to their instability, and in some cases, to their loss and serious damage to the oral health, facial shape, beauty of the smile and chewing ability of the patient. When a patient is missing one or more teeth, a bridge is used to stabilize bite and prevent shift and tilting of the adjacent teeth into the toothless area. It also disables loss of vertical dimension (maintaining the proportions between the jaw and nose, prevents the development of wrinkles at the corners of the mouth). Unlike dentures, bridges are cemented and cannot be removed from the mouth. Missing teeth are compensated by laboratory-fabricated crowns that are attached to at least two dental crowns which were cemented to previously prepared teeth. Bridges are used as compensation for a small number of lost teeth, and the prerequisite is the existence of stable and healthy teeth for their fixation or dental implants which serve as bearers. Factors that must be met are the satisfactory condition of gums, bones, and good oral hygiene.

Benefits of bridges over dentures:

  • They are closely secured to the abutments, and there is no possibility of their displacement.
  • Chewing forces are propagated to the teeth rather than the surrounding tissue.
  • Speech functions are not disrupted because the bridges are limited to areas previously occupied by natural teeth.
  • The patient’s sense of taste and physical feel for food are preserved (bridges do not cover the palate).
  • Patients adapt quickly to bridges.
  • The tooth that carries the bridge is automatically protected from cavities.
  • Aesthetic effects are extraordinary.
  • Absolute comfort, as though you have your own teeth.
  • All functions (speech, chewing, and aesthetics) are preserved.

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