Crown & Bridge
An anterior tooth with multiple tooth-colored fillings look very unnatural and as years go by ‘stain' will appear because at the margin of the fillings. A very large filling on a posterior tooth can easily fracture and in many cases, the tooth can also fracture. In both instances, it is advisable to crown the teeth. A crown is a porcelain “cap” shaped like a tooth which is fixed to the tooth in order to restore the tooth and have a natural and more aesthetic look.
A bridge is two or more crowns fused together and is a fixed prosthesis, unlike a denture. A missing tooth can be replaced with a bridge. The advantages of bridge as compared to denture are that the patient will feel more comfortable because the artificial teeth will only be put at the residual alveolar ridge and soldered to two crowns that act as retainers on either side. There will be no involvement of palate or tongue space as in dentures that can alter the patients' speech or masticators functions.
Dental inlays and onlays are usually made of porcelain or tooth coloured composite material. This technique is used to repair a substan al damage in tooth structure that does not warrant the fabrica on of a dental crown.
Root Canal Treatment
RCT is a method in conserving a damagedd, decayed and/or infected tooth in order to save it; hence avoiding an extraction. This treatment involves the removal of the infected nerve and soft tissue area inside the tooth and its roots known as the pulp which contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. Once completed, the entire root system is sealed off.