CERAMIC CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Ceramic crowns and bridges can be applied to natural teeth or implants.
Aesthetic appearance and biocompatibility of ceramic crowns and bridges, their hardness, strength and other physicochemical attributes are very similar to natural teeth, making them almost ideal dental replacements.
Ceramic crown is a prosthetic dental replacement which, in its shape, colour and function completely replaces the natural crown of the tooth.
We apply them in cases of extensive dental tissue loss, due to caries, and deteriorated tooth integrity due to numerous fillings.
Ceramic crown application in cases of tooth crown fractures.
Ceramic crowns are also applied in cases of distinct tooth discolouration, most often on treated teeth.
Since a substantial dental tissue loss always occurs in treated teeth, and afterwards they often become brittle, it is recommended that ceramic crowns are always applied on such, treated (devitalized) teeth.
Ceramic bridge is made if we want to replace one or more lost teeth without inserting an implant in the place of the lost tooth.
It consists of two or more bridge carriers - basically ceramic crowns in-between of which the body of the bridge is placed and connected. The body of the bridge consists of one or more elements depending on how many lost teeth are being replaced.
A sufficient number of teeth that can be used as carriers is the basic prerequisite for creating a ceramic bridge. There needs to be a supportive tooth on each side of the gap (not too extreme), so they can be firmly connected.