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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges

What is a Crown and Bridge?

A crown is a protective cover or cap placed over a badly decayed, root-canal treated or heavily broken-down tooth. A crown is also used as part of a dental implant to replace a missing tooth.

Having a crown for an affected tooth not only protects the tooth, it can also be used to close the gaps between teeth.

A bridge is a special kind of dental prosthesis to replace one or more missing teeth. The artificial teeth are supported by existing adjacent teeth known as abutments.

Dental crown comes in different materials:

  • Gold
  • full metal
  • full porcelain
  • porcelain fused to metal

The dentist will recommend the choice of colour and shape for to suit your aesthetic needs.

FAQs

1. What do I need to take note of when I have my crown?

  • Avoid chewing on hard foods to prevent chipping and fracture of prostheses.
  • Regular check-up (once every 6 months) is recommended.

 

2. How long can a crown last?

  • It is possible for Crowns or Bridges to last a long time.
  • It is possible for the crown to be damaged due to wear and tear. Your attending dentist will check them during your routine dental visits. X rays may be needed to check for possible decay between the crown and tooth interface over time.
  • It is advisable to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and floss daily.

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