Crown & Bridge

Ideal Dental Clinic

Dental & Maxillofacial Center

New Cairo

Bridges and crowns are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants by a dentist or prosthodontist. Crowns are used most commonly to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth or cover an implant. Bridges are commonly used to cover a space if you're missing one or more teeth.

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Crown & Bridge Q & A

Whats the difference between a bridge and a crown?

What is the difference between a crown and a bridge? Essentially, a crown is a cap used to restore a tooth to its original appearance and prevent further damage or decay. A bridge, unlike a crown, utilizes existing teeth to fill in an area left vacant by a missing tooth.

Is it painful to have a crown put on your tooth?

The tooth being restored is numbed so that it isn't painful during the crown preparation. After the procedure is over and the anesthesia has worn off, the patient may feel some sensitivity with the temporary crown or some soreness in the gums around the tooth. The pain is very minimal though and shouldn't last long.

Is a crown necessary after root canal?

In certain cases, you may need the strength crowns provide. Premolars and molars that are at low risk of fracture may also be suitable for filling-only restorations after root canals. Your dentist can ultimately help you determine the best option for restoring a tooth after a root canal.

What should I do if a crown falls out?

Before you see the dentist, here's what you can do:

  1. Apply a little clove oil to the sensitive area with a cotton swab. This will give you pain relief.
  2. If you still have the crown, you may be able to slip it back over the tooth.
  3. If you've lost the filling or crown, you can put dental cement directly on the tooth surface.
  4. Contact our clinic to schedule an appointment immediately.