What are the indications of having ceramic crowns and bridges?

ceramic crowns and bridges

Ceramic crowns and bridges have improved during the recent decade in restorative dentistry to improve the aesthetic and chewing functions. We recommend the use of ceramic crowns and bridges under the following clinical circumstances:

Tooth decay

When a tooth has extensive decay or defect that cannot be repaired satisfactorily with a normal filling, a ceramic crown should be provided to restore the compromise of the tooth architecture and function. 

Extensive fillings

The remaining natural tooth structure may be weakened in a tooth with a large filling. A ceramic crown can prevent further tooth damage by providing further protection of the tooth,

Fractured or broken teeth

Ceramic crowns are often used to repair teeth that have been fractured or severely damaged. They increase the tooth strength and protect the damaged tooth. 

Root canal treatment

A tooth may become more brittle after a root canal procedure. A ceramic crown is frequently placed over the treated tooth to strengthen and prevent fractures.

Cosmetic enhancement

In cosmetic dentistry, ceramic crowns are often used to improve the appearance of discoloured, misshaped teeth or teeth with other aesthetic concerns by creating a natural and pleasing smile.

Replacing missing teeth (Bridges)

To restore function and aesthetics, ceramic bridges replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of artificial teeth (pontics) anchored to the neighbour’s teeth (abutments) or ceramic dental implants.

Worn-down teeth

Ceramic crowns can restore the original shape and function of severely worn-down teeth due to bruxism (teeth grinding) or other factors can benefit from.

Alignment and Bite Issues

As a comprehensive part of the treatment plan in full mouth rehabilitation, crowns and bridges are indicated to restore teeth misalignment and chewing discomfort, hence oral health.

Allergic Reactions

Ceramic crowns and bridges provide the best metal-free restorative alternative, which is well-tolerated by the body of patients with metal allergies or sensitivities.

Replacing defective restorations

Defective or damaged dental restorations, including metal crowns or amalgam fillings, should be replaced by ceramic restorations to improve their function and aesthetics.

Conservative tooth preservation

Ceramic inlays or onlays offer a more conservative approach than a full crown as they require less tooth preparation when a significant portion of a tooth is healthy, but some damage exists,

You must always consult a dentist to determine the best treatment options for restoring your restored teeth’ compromised structure, function and appearance. Factors such as the tooth’s location, the extent of the damage, oral health, and cosmetic preferences are determinants when choosing ceramic crowns or bridges.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with London Specialist Dentist team to learn more about our advanced premium ceramic crown and bridge restorations.