Many individuals can be socially and psychologically affected by tooth loss. There are several reasons why teeth fall out. Some of them are
Gum disease called Periodontitis
Accident or Injury (Trauma)
Loss of a permanent tooth may severely affect the adjacent teeth. It creates a change in the chewing and support pressure. Hence, the remaining teeth start to move. The tooth next to or below the missing tooth will rise and fall out of its socket. It hastens Periodontal diseases (gum diseases) and causes damage to the dental arch. If you fail to replace the missing tooth, inappropriate chewing forces will eventually cause the loss of other teeth.
What are Dental Bridges And Crowns?
An artificial cap in the shape of a tooth is called a dental crown or dental cap. It covers a tooth and restores its size, shape, strength, and aesthetic appeal.
A dental bridge is a fixed, non-removable prosthetic that fills the gap left in the mouth caused by the loss of one or more teeth. It consists of two crowns that top the teeth on either side of the gap and a false tooth in the space between the two crowns.
How do Dental Crowns and Bridges Function?
A crown can be used to improve a tooth’s look, shape, or alignment and strengthen a tooth that is already weak. A crown entirely covers and protects a broken tooth.
It is placed on top of the implants to give them a tooth-like shape and structure. Crowns are available in different materials and colours. Porcelain crowns, ceramic crowns, and Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns (PFM) are available. We can match the crown’s colour with that of our natural teeth.
When one or more teeth are missing, bridges are used to replace them. They are affixed to nearby dental implants or healthy natural teeth. Many different materials can be used for bridges, just like crowns. At Kallangur Dental Hub, our professional dentist can advise you on which to use based on the missing tooth’s location, use, appearance, and cost.
Why And When do You Need a Dental Crown?
You may require a crown in the following circumstances:
Deep Tooth Decay: If the tooth decay is too deep, then there won’t be any tooth structure available to support a filling after the removal of the decay. So crowns are placed on top of the filled teeth to give them strength and support.
Fractured Teeth: A crown is fitted on a fractured or damaged tooth if you don’t have good natural teeth.
Root Canal: When you have a root canal treatment, you need a crown to strengthen and support your teeth.
Aesthetic Look: A crown can be used if you want your discoloured or shapeless teeth to look beautiful.
Dental Implant: The crown is positioned on the extension of the post (abutment) on the dental implant. It gives it an actual tooth-like structure.
Sensitivity: If your teeth are sensitive to cold and hot, then crowns may help.
Why And When do You Need a Dental Bridge?
Loss of teeth: If one or more teeth are missing, then Dental bridges are used. They can fill the gap with false teeth.
Stable dentures: Dental bridges are used when the patient needs a stable denture.
Why Choose Kallangur Dental Hub?
At Kallangur Dental Hub, we have experienced dentists and advanced dental technology to provide quality and pain-free dental treatments at affordable costs. We are the leader among other dental clinics in Kallangur. You can reach us for any emergency dental services. At Kallangur Dental Hub, we provide personalized dental services. The latest sterilizing techniques are used to keep up the safety of the patients.
Tips to Maintain Your Crown or Bridge
Dental crowns are generally durable. They last for a span of 10 to 15 years. The dental crown and bridge life depends on their construction material and how you maintain it.
Prevention of cavities is the foremost step we should take to take care of dental caps and bridges. Keep up good oral hygiene. Brushing and rinsing the teeth twice a day with a proper toothbrush and toothpaste may help. We clean the teeth junctions with floss before bed and remove food particles stuck in between. It controls the decay-causing bacteria development.
Visit a dentist at regular intervals; check your dental health as well as your oral health.