Crowns and bridges

Crowns and bridges

Do you need a dentist in Ghana because of dental pain? The Platinum Orthodontic & Dental Care Services clinic in Ghana have all the best dental specialists available for any dental requirements, such as dental crowns and dental bridges.

Crowns and Bridges

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1. The two adjacent teeth of the gap are prepared, as they will hold the bridge in place.

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2. The 'wings' of the bridge are also prepared. A strong composite resin cement is used to bond the wings to the back of the teeth.

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3. The wings of the bridge are not visible from the front.

A crown is also known as a cap, and is used to cover the entire tooth back, front and sides. Crowns are also used to improve the appearance of natural teeth that are broken, damaged or discoloured.

Your dentist will prepare or reduce the tooth on all sides to create a slightly tapered shape and the crown is then glued to this prepared surface.

Bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing or damaged. They are also helpful to balance the bite and prevent movement of adjacent teeth. A bridge is a false tooth or set of teeth, which can be supported by neighbouring teeth. This is achieved by attaching the caps to the teeth on either side of the space, thereby bridging them together. The teeth supporting the bridge might also require some drilling.

Materials used to construct crowns or bridges include porcelain, a metal/ porcelain hybrid or gold. Movement of teeth into correct positions by orthodontic braces is sometimes required for the successful construction of a crown or bridge.