What Is a Crown?
If your tooth is broken or otherwise too damaged for a filling, we can treat it with a crown which we will attach to your natural crown. Thus, we will repair the weakened tooth with a crown which makes the tooth stronger and reduces the risk of losing it. A crown is made from a very durable material and looks like a natural crown.
When Will I Need a Crown?
There may be many reasons for why a crown might be a good solution. In general, a weakened tooth will, in most cases, be strengthened with a crown.
For example, a tooth treated with a root canal may need a crown. After a root canal, the tooth is more fragile than a healthy tooth which means it’s at higher risk of cracking. A molar treated with a root canal should always be furnished with a crown as the molars are strained daily when you chew. A crown will strengthen the tooth after the root canal and, thus, lower the risk of it breaking.
A crown may also be a good solution if you have an old silver filling that needs replacing because it has weakened. In some cases, a silver filling might cause the tooth to break. In these cases, it is of course best to have a crown done before any damage occurs.
Which Crown Is Best?
There are different types of crowns, and it’s important that you get the right one which won’t impede you, either functionally or cosmetically. There are advantages and disadvantages with the different types depending on where in the mouth they’re inserted. Common for all of them is that they are manufactured in a laboratory and made from very durable materials.
Full ceramic crown: The newest and most modern solution. Usually consists of glass-ceramics which provide very beautiful and strong crowns.
Metal ceramic crown: Consists of metal and ceramics. The outside consists of porcelain which makes it look like a natural tooth.
Gold crown: Made from pure gold. They can be used anywhere in the mouth but for cosmetic reasons, they’re often placed in the back of the mouth.
If you’re in doubt about the right option for you, please feel free to contact us to learn more about the different solutions.
What Is a Bridge?
A dental bridge can be used to replace one or several lost teeth. A bridge with, for example, three parts consists of three connected crowns of which the outer two are cemented onto the neighbouring teeth on either side of the lost tooth, functioning as bridge piers. In the middle, the new floating tooth is placed, replacing the lost tooth.
The bridge is made to look like your natural teeth, and as it is attached to your natural teeth, you will get used to it quickly.
A bridge will typically be made from pure metal, pure ceramics, or a combination of the two.
In almost all cases, we will carry out both the preceding examination as well as the treatment without pain. After the treatment though, you may experience a little pain from the surrounding area.
When Is a Bridge a Good Solution?
A bridge may be a good solution if an implant isn’t an option, or if the neighbouring teeth a worn down and will benefit from improvement from the bridge. However, it is a requirement that there are teeth to carry the bridge on both sides of the toothless area. The bridge doesn’t have to be attached to natural teeth, however. It can also be attached to implants.
If you’re in doubt about how you want one or several teeth replaced, please feel free to contact us to learn more about the various solutions. At Curaeos, we have a lot of experience with replacement of lost teeth, and we can guide you through the solutions.