Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns

Dental crown is a treatment option for the restoration and protection of cracked and severely damaged or broken teeth. Crowns are commonly known as caps as they cover the damaged outer surface of an individual existing tooth.

 

The procedure involves many steps listed as follow:

  • Trim back a thin layer from around the tooth.
  • Take a molded impression of the tooth that is sent later to a dental laboratory.
  • A temporary crown is created using a template made from the 3D preview mode.
  • The patient tries the temporary crown. Changes and fine adjustments can be made to the temporaries if needed and reproduced in the final crowns.
  • Once completed, the crown is cemented or adhesively bonded to the damaged tooth.

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials and even combinations of different materials such as porcelain, ceramics and metals. However some materials are more aesthetically pleasing than others. The innovative e-max Ceram crowns are best choice because of their mechanical strength and the natural feel and look they offer.

E-max Ceram Crowns

The e-max Ceram system is an exciting innovation in fixed prosthetic industry. Crowns that are made out of translucent, biocompatible and strong nano-fluorapatite glass-ceramic, are durable and accurately mimic the natural appearance, behavior and longevity of vital natural teeth.

Special properties and advantages of e-max Ceram crowns:

  • Precision fit
  • Translucent just like enamel
  • Optimal shade match to the existing natural teeth
  • No black line at the gum level
  • Metal free / No thermal conductivity discomfort and no galvanic currents
  • Biocompatible / no allergic reactions reported
  • Exceptional mechanical strength / resistance to fractures

Dental Bridges

One or more missing teeth can adversely affect your face shape, smile, chewing, pronunciation as well as the placement and state of the neighboring teeth. A treatment option for replacement of missing teeth is dental bridges.

A fixed bridge is made up of porcelain, gold, alloys or of mixed materials false tooth/teeth. It replaces the missing tooth/teeth and prevents shifting of the remaining teeth. It may also provide a permanent, non-removable alternative to removable partial dentures.

The most common types of dental bridges include:

  • Traditional fixed dental bridge
    It is the most commonly used type of bridges. The false tooth/teeth is/are fused between two porcelain crowns filling the gap formed by the loss of one or more tooth. These two crowns can either be secured onto the surrounding teeth or implants.
  
  • Cantilever Dental Bridge
    This type is mostly used when teeth are located on only one side of the gap and in areas of the mouth that are under less stress.
  • Resin Bonded Dental Bridges / Maryland Dental Bridge
    It is the most suitable bridge when it comes to fill the gap formed by loss of one of the front teeth. It can be also used in cases where the surrounding teeth are healthy The false tooth used in this bridge is usually made from plastic fused to metal or ceramic "wingsā€¯ that are bonded very firm(ly to thesurrounding teeth using a resin which can't be seen from the front.

Similarly to dental crowns, installation of dental bridges involves several steps. The process starts by trimming away small areas of the supporting crowns. The patient then has an impression taken of the teeth using specialized dental putty. A temporary bridge is manufactured in a laboratory and then tried in by the patient. Adjustments can be done if needed. Once the final bridge is completed, Then patient will have it firmly fixed in his/her mouth using a special dental cement.

In-ceram Zerconia Bridges

One of the best materials used in bridges is the innovative highly esthetic all-ceramic restorative material that combines translucent and opaque layers to mimic perfectly the look of natural healthy teeth. Its Zirconium dioxide exhibits also very high strength, high corrosion resistance and low thermal conductivity. In-ceram Zerconia bridges can help you get the naturally beautiful and strong teeth you've always dreamt of.

Advantages of In-ceram Zerconia bridges:

  • Precision fit and natural look
  • Excellent mechanical strength / resistant against fractures and corrosion
  • Metal free and biocompatible (no allergic reactions / no galvanic currents)
  • No thermal conductivity discomfort
  • No exposed metal margin