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Crowns And Bridges

Crowns and Bridges


A crown or a tooth cap is a dental restoration that covers the whole tooth by replacing the enamel’s outer layer with new material. Dental crowns are to restore damaged or decayed teeth or replace a lost tooth on top of the dental implant. They are composed of different materials such as plastic, various metals, porcelain, resin, or ceramics. Depending on the material used for the crown, it can be contoured and sized to resemble a natural tooth. The cost of dental crowns varies on the material used and preparation required


A dental bridge is a permanent solution for a missing tooth or teeth. Basically, it bridges the gap of the missing tooth. They help in aesthetic purpose, enable you to eat and speak better and give a natural tooth-like appearance. Typical dental bridges have supporting teeth (abutment teeth) and false tooth (pontic). They are four main types:

  • Traditional: It consists of a false tooth/teeth held in place by supporting teeth on either side of the gap.
  • Cantilever: It is similar to a traditional bridge where the false tooth is held in a place by dental crown cemented to only one abutment tooth.
  • Maryland : It consists of a false tooth/teeth held in place by supporting teeth on either side of the gap while using framework of either metal or porcelain attached onto the back of the abutment teeth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridge: In this approach, the false tooth is supported by dental implants on either end but not every crown within the bridge will require an implant.


Crowns and Bridges are beneficial in numerous ways that include:

  • Restoration of Tooth Structure: It protects the affected tooth and teeth that become weak after root canal treatment.
  • Aesthetics: It creates the look of natural teeth, which improves your smile.
  • Durability: When crowns are created of proper materials, they are long-lasting, high-quality, and sturdy.

Procedure for Dental Bridges 


The dentist examines the teeth, takes an X-ray of the jaw for better study, and then discusses the bridge type and design, advantages, and disadvantages of each alternative.

Temporary Bridge Placement- First Appointment

The dentist administers local anaesthesia to the patient for comfort throughout the procedure. Before the placement, abutment teeth are shaped to fit the dental bridge, and the dentist takes the impression of the shaped teeth to construct the permanent bridge. In the meantime, temporary bridges made of filling material are placed to protect the shaped teeth from damage.

Permanent Bridge Placement – Second Appointment

Once the dentist receives the permanent bridge, local anaesthesia is usually administered to ensure the patient's comfort and removes the temporary bridge.  Dental cement is used on abutment teeth to secure the dental bridge.

Follow up

Post-procedure oral care and follow-up are critical to ensure that the patient is aware of how to maintain their new dental bridge. Proper maintenance may make the dental bridge last longer than ten years.


At ADC, our specialists have successfully implanted our clients with Metal Ceramic, Acrylic crowns, and temporary bridges. We have an in-house laboratory with modern CAD-CAM technology to manufacture the crown. Likewise, for bridges, we use innovative methods for fixation purposes. We assure the patient comfort and satisfaction, as well as the finest quality work and aesthetics, are of the highest standards.

FAQs on Crowns and Bridges

A crown's purpose is to protect the threatened tooth to enable normal chewing function. there are a plethora of reasons to use a crown

  • Tooth decay
  • Large fillings
  • Cracks
  • Root canal treatment

The cost of dental bridge depends on various factors like:

  • Number of teeth required to fill the gap
  • Materials used
  • Case’s complexity
  • Type of bridge

Since there’s a space below the prosthetic tooth, it is easy for the food debris to get deposited. it is necessary to maintain oral hygiene by brushing or flossing and swishing water in the mouth after every meal.