Aesthetic Dentistry


What is crown and bridge prosthesis?

Crown Prosthesis is a type of dental prosthesis used in cases of tooth loss. A crown is an artificial tooth structure that sits on top of a tooth and replaces a missing tooth. Crown prostheses are used to replace a lost or extracted tooth, restore chewing function, and provide an aesthetic appearance.

A crown prosthesis is typically custom-made based on measurements taken by a dentist or prosthodontist to meet the patient’s specific needs. Crown prostheses can be made from materials such as metal or non-metal (such as porcelain or ceramic) and sit on top of a tooth, providing support to adjacent teeth.

Crown prostheses are an effective and common treatment option for addressing tooth loss issues.

When is a crown prosthesis necessary?

Crown prostheses are artificial tooth coverings used in the treatment of various dental issues such as tooth loss, decay, fractures, color or shape changes. They are employed to replace missing teeth, repair decayed or fractured teeth, address aesthetic concerns, and strengthen teeth. They are custom-made for each patient and applied by a dentist. It is important to consult with a dentist to determine when a crown prosthesis is needed.

Bridge Prosthesis

A bridge prosthesis is a type of dental prosthesis used to replace missing teeth. The name, by its structure, resembles a real bridge; it fills the gap between missing teeth, restoring dental function and aesthetics. A bridge prosthesis is custom-designed and applied by a dentist.

When there is tooth loss for any reason, adjacent teeth start shifting towards the empty space where the tooth is missing. This can lead to gum problems, bone loss, aesthetic issues, and bite imbalances. In other words, when gaps in the mouth are not filled with prosthetics like implants or bridges, these gaps can also cause problems in adjacent teeth. In cases of one or more missing teeth, the teeth adjacent to the missing ones are reduced in size to provide support for creating a bridge-shaped prosthesis.

How durable is a Bridge Prosthesis?

Bridge prostheses are long-lasting when made with quality materials and proper craftsmanship. They can often endure for years but may require maintenance and regular dental check-ups.

Does a Bridge Prosthesis cause pain?

The application of a bridge prosthesis is typically done under local anesthesia, so the sensation of pain during the procedure is minimal. However, there may be slight discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, which can be managed with pain relievers.

How is a Bridge Prosthesis removed?

A bridge prosthesis can only be removed by your dentist. Attempting to remove it on your own should be avoided as it can damage the teeth.