Here at MunjalCarere Dental, the material used for crowns is either gold-fused-to-porcelain or all-ceramic with a layer of porcelain on the exterior. Porcelain is a type of ceramic, but a very strong one. Ask us which the best choice is for you. Every case is different. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, we have the knowledge to evaluate your teeth and recommend the best crown material.
Missing teeth are the cause of unsightly gaps in your smile. They also may make it more difficult to speak clearly and make some foods difficult or impossible to eat. Even more serious where your health is concerned, it is a situation that can contribute to gum disease, and thereby to bone loss.
Modern methods and materials have changed the way dentures look and feel, so they are much like your own teeth.
Missing teeth can be replaced by a dental appliance called a bridge (so named because the adjacent teeth act like pillars of a bridge to support the missing tooth or teeth). A bridge is one or more artificial teeth, bracketed on either side by healthy, natural teeth with crowns. The two crowned teeth form anchor points for the bridge.
A bridge may also be referred to as a fixed partial denture. A denture is a set of false teeth, and a bridge is fixed by being cemented to the crowns on either side. It is not removable by the patient, as are some other types of dentures.