Healthy and beautiful teeth are not only a part of everybody´s image, but also a necessity in our society. If your teeth are very damaged and unsightly, it is possible to use ceramic crowns or bridges, which give to your teeth new shining beauty.
What are ceramic crowns and bridges?
Ceramic crowns and bridges can substitute damaged or missing teeth. Their biggest advantage? They are almost indistinguishable from the natural teeth.
Are you a suitable candidate for ceramic crowns and bridges?
If you are dissatisfied with the look of your teeth, which are very damaged or even missing, you can be a suitable candidate for ceramic crowns or bridges. It is necessary to have a clear idea about the colour tone of the crown or bridge.
Before the treatment
During the consultation, the doctor will consider the condition of your teeth and ask you about your expectation concerning their new look. It is necessary for him to understand precisely your ideas about the colour tone of the crowns.
If your teeth are very damaged, it may be necessary to use other treatments as well, for ex. inserting a dental implant.
The application of dental crowns or bridges is almost painless. During the grinding of your natural teeth, it is possible to use local anesthesia in a form of a little injection to the treated place.
If you have ever experienced an allergy to medicaments, above all to Mezocain, Lidocain etc., do not hesitate to inform your doctor.
The treatment procedure
First, the doctor grinds the tooth to a conical shape. Then he will polish it and take a print of the ground teeth. A crown or bridge is made in a laboratory according to this print.
During the time between the grinding of your natural teeth and application of a crown or a bridge, the client shall receive a denture to help him with a normal social contacts and food intake.
The crown or bridge is fixed to the tooth with zinc-phosphate cementum. If the tooth is under high stress, it is possible to strengthen it with metal.
After the treatment
The doctor will provide you with all the instructions concerning the care of ceramic crowns. Most important is a perfect mouth hygiene.
How long is the life span of ceramic crowns and ceramic bridges?
Generally, it is possible to say, that the life span of ceramic crowns and bridges is very long, it is however limited by the life span of natural teeth to which is the crown or bridge fixed.
An influence to the life span of ceramic crown or bridge has also the client´s care and caution while using the teeth (ex. biting in a very hard apple)