Dental Crowns and Bridges Hamden Connecticut
Dental Crowns treatments in Hamden
A Dental crown is a type of restoration which completely "caps" or encircles a tooth or implant crowns. Dental Crowns are often needed when a large cavity or crack (fracture) occurs. Once placed on the tooth, an ultra strong cement is used to permanently seal the tooth and keep the crown in place for many years.
The Interesting facts about dental crowns:
- Dental crowns are cemented over tooth
- The main cause of dental crowns is to save damaged tooth.
- Dental crowns help to make your teeth stronger
- It improve the shape of your tooth
- It improves the overall appearance of your teeth.
What kind of materials are used to make crowns?
There are many varieties of materials that dentist may recommend for a crown.
Metal Alloy :Dentists can also pick to use a Metal alloy for a crown, including gold alloy or a base-metallic alloy, which offers a silver look. metallic crowns are very strong and consequently have a tendency to last longer than different crown substances.It also needs the smallest amount of healthy tooth to be eliminated initial to fitting.
Porcelain (inclusive of Ceramic and Glass-Like materials) :The crown is made of a porcelain-based material. This form of the crown is the most natural looking due to the fact its color and translucency can be designed to intently suit surrounding teeth.
Porcelain Fused to metal : Dentist might also recommend a porcelain fused to metal crown. Covering a metal crown with porcelain creates a greater natural looking crown. This crown gives a stronger bond than regular porcelain because it is connected to a metal structure. it's also extremely durable.
How are crowns placed and How many visits does it take for placing a crown?
Crown placement in Ross A. Kaplan D.M.D., P.C., Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford and surrounding communities, usually takes two visits and it involves the following steps:
First step: Usually a crown is about 2 to 3 millimetres thick, and thus, the patient's tooth needing a crown is trimmed first. Thereafter, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to the dental laboratory where the crown is fabricated.
Second step :After the fabrication of the crown, we will test its fit on the tooth, and if it correct, it is permanently cemented to the tooth.
Most Frequently asked Questions
- Porcelain Crowns
- All-Ceramic Crowns
- Glass Crowns
- Gold Alloy Crowns
Dental Bridges treatments in Hamden
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a "pontic", which is fused between two or more crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place that is attached to your teeth on each side of the false tooth, in the same manner, described above.
This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.