Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
There are many different types of dental crowns available. Your dentist will advise the best option depending on the location of the crown. Costa Rica dentists use their expertise and modern technology to match the new crown to the shape of your existing teeth and their colour.
Crowns are an ideal way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or which have been weakened by decay or a very large filling.
The crown fits over the remaining part of the tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and the contour of a natural tooth.
Most crowns are made from porcelain fused to metal or gold. A precious metal base is made and then porcelain is applied in layers over it.
Dental Crown treatment is arranged in the following steps according to the results of the consultation:
- Preparation of the teeth
- Taking the impression
- Insertion of the Temporary Crown
- Construction of the Crown
- Insertion of the final Crown
During your first visit the dentist will prepare the teeth to provide an easy fit for the crowns.
An impression of your teeth is taken which is used to construct your crown.
A temporary crown is then fitted onto the teeth.
On your next visit the dentist removes the temporary crown and fits the permanent crown onto the teeth.
Dental Bridges in Costa Rica
A dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth connected to a set of crowns used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Your dentist will create a custom bridge for your mouth that will look and function like your natural teeth. At your first visit, the area is numbed and a dental hand piece is used to prepare the neighboring teeth that will support the bridge. Next, impressions are taken of the prepared teeth and a temporary bridge is placed to protect the teeth. The impressions are used to fabricate a model of your mouth on which the final bridge is made. The final bridge is then cemented and anchored to the neighboring teeth, so you do not have to worry about removing or repositioning the bridge once it is cemented in your mouth. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams, bridges and crowns can solve the problems created by missing and damaged teeth and last for years to come.
Dental bridges maintain the spacing where an infected tooth was removed. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Bridges span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth serve as anchors for the bridge. A replacement tooth is attached to the crowns that cover the adjoining teeth. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use.
Where can I get Dental Crowns & Bridges in Costa Rica?
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