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Dental veneer and bridge

What is dental veneer (crown veneer) and why is it used?

It is the complete covering of a tooth with an aesthetic material, usually made of porcelain. In order to make a veneer, it is necessary to reduce the tooth by cutting 1 mm from its circumference. Its purpose is to beautify, strengthen and protect the tooth.

The crown can be made in the following cases,

* To restore a large filling in the absence of adequate dental support,
* To prevent weak teeth from breaking,
* As a superstructure to a dental implant,
* To cover broken, misshapen or discolored teeth.

What is the most suitable material for crown veneers?

Your dentist will evaluate the condition of your teeth and make a decision about this for you. The most preferred materials today are veneers made entirely of porcelain or porcelain veneers with metal support. The difference between them is that full porcelain veneers are more aesthetic.

How long does it take to make a coating?

The coating process is completed in an average of 3 appointments. If it needs to be done quickly, it can be completed in 2 appointments. There should be 2-3 days between appointments. Your dentist prepares your tooth as necessary, cleans any carious parts and takes measurements to obtain a complete model of the tooth. After your coating is made according to the model obtained, it is placed in its place. After you and your dentist are satisfied with its appearance and location, the veneer is permanently bonded.

How to care for coatings?

You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. To avoid breaking or damaging the coatings, it is necessary to avoid hard food and objects (such as breaking crusty foods). Again, as in any case, visiting your dentist routinely will prolong the life of the crowns.

What does a finished coating look like?

The primary goal is to make the veneer as similar as possible to the natural tooth. In order to achieve this, a veneer is made in accordance with the color, shape, chewing and dimensions of both your natural and artificial teeth.

Why is a bridge needed?

They are necessary for your appearance, dental health and teeth and jaw functions. A bridge can help maintain the natural shape of your face and support the lip and cheek. The loss of a molar can make your face look older and worn out. More importantly, not removing missing teeth impairs oral and dental health. Each tooth is designed to complement the other. When a tooth is lost, the other teeth move or bend over time into the space created by the missing tooth. The tooth in the opposite jaw also protrudes into the cavity. These unusual tooth movements cause tensions in both the tooth and gingiva. In addition to all these, destruction occurs in the gingival and bone tissues. Teeth become prone to decay, as normal to natural tooth contacts are disrupted, thus preventing physiological cleaning.

Missing teeth negatively affect chewing and speaking. Speaking properly is possible with a complete tooth structure, as they help to make many sounds while speaking. In addition, one-sided chewing puts a pathological load on the joints.

What exactly is a bridge prosthesis?

It is a form of treatment based on cutting and covering the neighboring teeth to fill the gaps that occur in the case of the loss of more than one tooth. Bridges are adhered to the cut natural teeth.

How should we protect the bridge?

It is very important to maintain healthy teeth in our mouth. We need to brush at least twice a day and clean with interfacial cleaners. Cleaners help remove the sticky bacterial layer we call plaque. They cause plaque and gum disease and tooth decay. If the tooth or the bone holding the tooth is damaged in any way, the tooth may lose its bridge support. In particular, it is necessary to carefully clean the area around the bridge, under it and the connection areas with the natural tooth. Dental floss and special brushes will help us reach these areas. Above all, you should visit your dentist regularly. Do not forget that the dentist factor in the planning and installation of the bridge is the most important factor that determines the life of the bridge.