DENTAL CROWNS & BRIDGES

Restoring teeth. Improving smiles

If you’re losing confidence because of damaged, discolored, or missing teeth, fret not. Dental crowns and dental bridges can help restore that glow in your smile. A number of factors affect the health and appearance of your tooth.

Good news is, at Micris Dental Clinic offers a range of dental solutions that improves the appearance of your smile, with natural-looking treatments that resemble your real teeth.

There’s no reason for you to hide that beam of pearly whites. Our specialist prosthodontists offer the best services for dental crowns and dental bridges with results that will surely make you smile.

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Dental Crowns

Dental crown is a hollow cap designed to cover a damaged tooth to restore its shape, function, and appearance. Crowns can either be made of ceramic, stainless steel, zirconia, acrylic, gold or other metal alloys, making them a strong protection for your teeth. These tooth caps are cemented on existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by your prosthodontist. We provide you a comprehensive check-up and outstanding services for dental crowns at Micris Dental Clinic that fits your specific needs and dental condition.

What are dental crowns for?

  • Restoration of damaged tooth
  • Protection of weakened, cracked, or broken teeth
  • Cover for a dental implant
  • Protection for tooth that underwent root canal treatment
  • Replacement of large filling (not enough tooth remaining)
  • Holding dental bridge in place

How is the dental crown procedure done?

  1. Local anesthesia is administered by your prosthodontist.
  2. The tooth that needs treatment is filed to make room for the crown.
  3. Your prosthodontist takes some impressions of the filed tooth and the adjacent teeth to custom-made your dental crown. A temporary crown is placed for the meantime to protect the tooth until the permanent crown is placed.
  4. On your next visit, the permanent crown custom-made from the impressions will be placed. Your prosthodontist will check its fit, shape, bite, and color first before finally cementing the crown into place.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is recommended that you consult one of our specialist prosthodontists if you plan to have dental crowns. A prosthodontist specializes in restoration and replacement of your natural teeth with artificial substitutes such as tooth caps and bridges.

Crowns are actually meant to last a lifetime with proper care and good oral hygiene! However, if the underlying tooth becomes decayed or damaged by gum disease, the crown can fall off and will require replacement. Crowns need no special care except maintaining your teeth and gums healthy through proper oral care and regular checkups.

Zirconia crown is a popular type of crown most preferred by patients in and around Dubai because of its strength like a metal and color that resembles natural teeth. Compared to porcelain crowns, zirconia crowns are easily shaped and cemented much faster.

Zirconia crown is made of zirconium, a durable silicate invented for various medical uses not just in dentistry, but also as prosthesis in hip, finger, or ear surgeries.

  • Extremely strong material
  • Biocompatible (does not cause allergic reactions)
  • Matches your existing teeth color
  • Can be bonded or cemented (more options for your dentist)
  • Can be easily shaped and can even be created in one appointment
  • Can be layered with porcelain for aesthetic purposes

Depending on your dental condition and the type of crown to be used, your prosthodontist will provide you the exact cost on the day of your consultation.

Regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day is needed to make your crowns last up to 10 years or longer. Remember not to bite down hard objects or use your crowns to open or cut food packs. Also make sure to have a regular visit for professional cleaning and to check the condition of your crowns.

Dental Bridges are used to literally bridge the gap in between teeth. A bridge is commonly made up of two crowns with false tooth/teeth placed in between. Bridges, also called as fixed removable dentures or fixed dental prosthesis, are attached to your natural teeth or implants for support.

Its anchoring teeth are called abutment and the false teeth are called pontics which can be made from alloy, porcelain, gold, or a combination of strong materials. Dental bridges not only restore your normal oral functions and your smile, they also prevent your other teeth becoming misaligned. We offer you a comprehensive check-up and outstanding services for dental bridges custom-made to your specific needs and dental condition.

  1. If the gap is between two healthy teeth, your dentist will be filing each of them to prepare them for the bridge. In case the two adjacent teeth are unhealthy, placing an implant may be recommended to hold the bridge in place.
  2. Your prosthodontist will take impressions of your teeth to create the artificial tooth/teeth and the bridge. A temporary bridge will be placed in your mouth to cover the exposed teeth and gums as you wait for the fixed bridge to be created.
  3. On your next visit, your prosthodontist will remove the temporary bridge and place your custom-made bridge in your mouth. Crowns will also be placed, either cemented on your two healthy teeth or attached to your dental implants.

On average, bridges can last from five to seven years. The success of a dental bridge always depends on the foundation where it is attached to. With proper oral care and hygiene, bridges can last for more than 10 years.

Depending on your dental case and the location of your missing tooth/teeth, there are certain types of bridges that our prosthodontists can recommend:

  • Traditional Bridges – these are used if there are healthy natural teeth on each side of the gap.
  • Implant Bridges – these are used if you don’t have healthy teeth to support a bridge, or when some or all teeth have already fallen out. A custom-made bridge will be anchored to your implants.
  • Resin-bonded bridges – these are used when the missing teeth are in front of the mouth, which involves the artificial teeth fused together to metal bands and cemented to the back of your natural teeth.
  • Cantilever bridges – these are used when all the healthy teeth are only on one side of the missing tooth/teeth. The anchoring of the artificial tooth will be on one or more the healthy, natural teeth.

Depending on your dental condition and the type of bridges to be used, the exact cost will be provided by your prosthodontist on the day of your consultation.

Like natural teeth, dental bridges should be given proper care through regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day. It is also best to go for regular dental checkups and professional cleaning to make your bridges last longer.