Crowns and Bridges
A crown is a cap that is placed over a tooth and held in place by dental adhesive in case of a decayed tooth, fractured teeth , teeth with large fillings and to protect brittle teeth which have undergone root canal treatment .
A bridge which is also known as fixed partial denture is planned when one or more teeth are missing and there are healthy teeth on both sides of the missing teeth.
PORCELAIN FUSED TO METAL (PFM)
Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) is a tooth coloured crown / Bridge with high strength. there is a metal core inside a crown / Bridge over which Porcelain is baked at a very high temperature.
ALL CERAMIC CROWNS
An all ceramic crown is the most aesthetically pleasing among all the crowns. There is no metal , so translucency is usually excellent. These crowns are usually indicated on front teeth or teeth that are highly visible.
ZIRCONIA CROWN / BRIDGE
If you do not want to have metal inserted inside your mouth but want the strength to match metal crowns, Then Zirconia crowns are the best options available.
It is not only the strong but blends more naturally with your tooth color making it unnoticed. Because of their exceptional strength and durability restorations last longer than porcelain crown / bridges. The high biocompatibility of zirconia will not cause any allergy in patients who have allergic reactions to PFM restorations.