Crowns are nothing but fixed prosthesis which are bonded or cemented on to natural teeth and/or implant abutments. Each crown is custom made for you at our in-house laboratory. Today, we advocate the use of all ceramic crowns only, using the latest CAD-CAM (Computer Assisted Design; Computer Assisted Manufacture), thereby eliminating any sort of human touch or error in the manufacturing process. This ensures an immaculate fit, look and feel of your crown. Crowns are used mainly to strengthen the underlying tooth they are cemented on. At times two or more crowns can be splinted together to form a bridge.
Tooth prepared to receive a crown
Final All Ceramic crown cemented, matching adjacent teeth
In simple words, a bridge is 2 or more crowns fused together. The most common indication of a bridge is when there is a missing tooth. The teeth adjacent to the space of the missing tooth are prepared, to receive crowns and a bridge consisting of 3 teeth is then cemented on. The missing tooth is thus replaced by an artificial crown, which is joined to crowns which are cemented on the adjacent natural teeth.
Missing tooth along with adjacent teeth prepared to receive a bridge
Final 3-unit bridge cemented in place
During the first appointment, we prepare the tooth which requires a crown using scientific principles. This is then followed by taking an impression of the prepared tooth and fabrication and cementation of a temporary crown.
The impression is sent off to our laboratory, where our skilled technicians fabricate your crown by passing it through various processes, right from scanning of your mould to final glaze and polish of the crown.
At your next appointment, approximately after 6-7 working days, the temporary crown is removed and the permanent crown is tried for the look, feel, aesthetics. Once it is comfortable, it is permanently cemented in your mouth.
Although these have been used for several years, we would prefer to opt for metal free crowns due to a few limitations of these crowns:
These are metal free crowns which use materials like Zirconia and EMAX, which offer several advantages over metal crowns such as:
Dull, opaque, unaesthetic anterior crowns with unhealthy gum tissue
All ceramic crowns cemented showing improved health of gums and better aesthetics
Central Incisor prepared to receive a crown
Final EMAX crown bonded, you can barely tell the difference!
All staff members of Dental Clinic are licensed professionals. Our staff consists of licensed general dentists.