Dental Crowns and Bridges, Kota Kinabalu

What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

What are Crowns and Bridges?

A crown is a dental restoration that covers a tooth to restore its shape, size, and strength. A crown and bridge is a fixed prosthetic device used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth directly to adjacent natural teeth or implants. The two crowns are attached to the abutment, which is then cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Bridges are usually removable, but can also be fixed in place. They are used to replace missing teeth by filling the space left by the missing tooth or teeth.

 

When Is Crown and Bridges Recommended?

A crown or bridge is recommended when the tooth is too damaged to be repaired with a filling, but not so damaged that it needs to be extracted. A dentist may also recommend a crown or bridge to prevent further damage to the tooth. Crowns and bridges can also be used to replace missing teeth.

Crowns are typically made of porcelain or ceramic and are cemented onto the natural tooth. Bridges consist of one or more pontics (artificial teeth) that are attached to adjacent teeth (abutment teeth) with crowns. A bridge may be recommended if you are missing one or more teeth in a row.

Crowns and bridges are made by a dental lab from impressions of your teeth. Temporary crowns or bridges may be placed while your permanent restoration is being made. Once the permanent restoration is ready, it will be cemented onto your teeth.

Good oral hygiene is essential for long-lasting crowns and bridges. Be sure to brush and floss regularly and see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.

 

Why do I need a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a way to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge is made up of two dental crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, with a false tooth (pontic) in between. The pontic is attached to the crowns, and the whole assembly is then cemented into place. Bridges can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramic, porcelain, and metal.

Bridges are usually used when there are only a few missing teeth. If you have several missing teeth, a denture or dental implant may be a better option. Your dentist will help you decide which type of restoration is best for you.

 

Why Do A Tooth Needs To Be Crowned?

A tooth needs to be crowned when the damage to the tooth is too great to be repaired with a simple filling. A crown covers the entire tooth, restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns can be made from several different materials, including ceramic, gold, and porcelain. In most cases, ceramic crowns are used for front teeth, while gold or porcelain crowns are used for back teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are usually made by a dental laboratory. Crowns and bridges can last for many years, but they may need to be replaced if they become loose or damaged. When you get a new crown or bridge, you will need to wear a temporary until the permanent one is ready. This temporary will help ensure the longevity of your new tooth.

 

How Do Crowns And Bridges Benefit Me?

Crowns and bridges are two dental procedures that offer many benefits to patients. Crowns can be used to restore a tooth that is damaged or decayed, and they can also be used to improve the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or discolored. Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth, and they can also help to prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place.

Ceramic crowns and bridges are made from high-quality materials that look natural and are very durable. With proper care, crowns and bridges can last for many years.

Dental crowns and bridges are custom-made by a dental laboratory. Once your new crown or bridge is complete, you will need to wear a temporary for a few weeks while the permanent restoration is being made.

Your dentist will ensure that your new crown or bridge fits comfortably and looks great. With proper care, your new crown or bridge will help ensure the longevity of your smile.

 

What To Expect When Getting Crowns Or Bridges Done?

A dental crown or bridge is a prosthetic device used to replace missing teeth. They are made from materials such as porcelain, metal, or ceramic. Crowns and bridges can be either temporary or permanent. Temporary crowns or bridges are usually made from acrylic and are used to protect the teeth while the permanent ones are being made in a dental laboratory. Permanent crowns or bridges can last for many years, but they may need to be replaced if they become loose or damaged.

 

What Are Crowns And Bridges Made Of?

Crowns and bridges are made of different materials, depending on their purpose. Porcelain crowns are used to cover front teeth, while other materials are used for back teeth. Crowns and bridges can last for many years if you practice good oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory, where your new crown or bridge will be made. You will then wear a temporary until your permanent crown or bridge is ready.

 

Tips to Maintain Your Crown or Bridge

There are some tips you can follow to maintain your crown or bridge and ensure its longevity. First, practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. It’s also important to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. If you have a new crown or bridge, be sure to wear a temporary until your permanent one is ready. Once you have your permanent crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods and grinding your teeth to help prevent damage.

Our Services

We offer everything from dental treatment to children treatment. Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll find the best treatment for you.

Dental Treatment

Dental Treatment

We provide all types of dental treatments, from general care to cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, from dental implants to tooth whitening.

Teeth Replacement

Teeth Replacement

We offer a complete range of dental services to help you get back your smile.

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Braces

Our orthodontists are qualified and experienced to make you feel confident about your smile.

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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin Dentist Kota Kinabalu
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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin, located in Likas, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, is one of the most recognized dental clinics in the region. With our skilled dentists and staff, we provide patients with top-quality dental care.
Our dentists possess the skills and experience you need. We care about your needs as a patient and we’re here to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

General Questions

Scaling are typically charged between RM100-RM200. We recommend getting it done every 6 months.
Whitenings typically cost RM999, the procedure usually takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
You can try using a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne. Rub a little toothpaste into the sensitive area when going to bed as it helps protect the surface. Avoid strongly acidic foods or drinks and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing as this could cause even more sensitivity. If the pain continues, speak to our dental team and they may be able to offer further care to reduce your symptoms.
You should wait at least 1 month for your gums to heal before it is ideal to take an impression of your mouth.
3 appointments are needed to before you can take your dentures home. Time between each appointment is about 1-2 weeks. On average it takes about 1 month or less from start to finish.
It is possible to add on extra ‘teeth’ to your dentures after an extraction. Your dentist will check evaluate your current denture first to see if it is suitable. Sometimes if your dentures are too old/ loose/ complicated design, your dentist may recommend making a new set of dentures.
Wisdom teeth usually erupts between ages 17 to 23. If you have had multiple episodes of pain, difficulty opening your mouth, swelling or even a fever. Your dentist will usually need to do a check up and an x-ray to plan for the next step. Please see your dentist if you are experiencing this.