Grinding of teet, changed bite, old fillings or cavities can lead to a lowering of the bite and the cracking or chipping of the tooth. Dental crowns and bridges are used in situations where the tooth has been chipped, has a bad cavity or has been extracted.
The original form and function of a single damaged tooth can be restored with a dental crown, whereas one or several missing teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge.
The head of our clinic, dentist Seppo Lindroos is the only Finnish dentist who has been certified in by the ESCD (European Society of Cosmetic Dentistry). Book a free consultation appointment with him directly from our online booking service here.
Why choose a dental crown?
A crown is usually chosen when there is so little of the cracked or cavitated tooth left that a lasting filling will not succeed with other means.
A dental crown will also protetect the tooth from cracking by supporting the remaining dental structure.
The rapid development in the use of ceramics has made it possible to manufacture durable crowns and bridges. Their colour is the same as the patient’s own tooth and they will best return its natural appearance.
Metal-free dental crowns
Metal-free dental crowns manufactured from ceramics will protect the tooth from cracking by supporting the remaining dental structure.
The rapid development in the use of ceramics has made it possible to manufacture durable crowns and bridges. Their colour is the same as the patient’s own tooth and they will best return its natural apperance.
When metal is no longer used in dental crowns, the dark sides often seen in old metallo-ceramic crowns will be avoided.
Before (left) and after (right) treatment
A bridge is used to replace missing teeth. Why is it important to replace them? A missing tooth affects the patient’s appearance, changes the bite and increases the biting stress of the adjacent teeth.
A dental bridge is supported by the teeth on both sides of the empty space in the dental arch. These supporting teeth must be in a good condition in order to give sufficient support to the bridge.
The dentist will determine which treatment suits you best during your first appointment.
Changing old dental crowns to new ones
The methods with which the ceramics used for the crowns are manufactured have developed and as a result, dental crowns are extremely strong and their colour is natural looking. Many patients wish to change their old darkened crowns to new, esthetically superior ones. The procedure is simple and normally requires only two appointments.
Maintenance of a dental crown
New ceramic materials used in manufacturing a dental crown are extemely durable and the structures are made to last for the rest of one’s life.
A ceramic dental crown will not cavitate as the bacteria in your mouth cannot damage it.
However, it is extremely important that the area where the dental crown and the patient’s own tooth, i.e. the gumline, is cleaned daily. Brushing the surfaces of the teeth and especially cleaning between the teeth with dental floss guarantees that the gumline remains clean. This kind of cleaning means that gingivitis and cavitation of the neck of the tooth can be avoided.
Our oral hygienists play a central role in the overall care of the mouth. The oral hygienists in Medident are professionals in the field of dentistry and they have received special training enabling them to detect problems at their initial stage, to maintain structures requiring special treatment such as dental implants and bridges, to clean the surfaces of the teeth in order to prevent cavitation and give you instructions for home care.
Your new smile
Be it a single tooth or an entity of several teeth, new ceramic crowns will make a significant improvement to your smile.
Contact our centre of esthetic dentistry to get further information on dental crowns and the financing alternatives.
Book a free consultation visit with dentist Seppo Lindroos who is a specialist in esthetic dentistry and we will find the treatment best suited to you.