Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crown and teeth bridges are used to cap or cover the entire teeth surface to restore damaged portions of teeth, change its color, shape or position or provide a strong outer layer protection after teeth has been weaken or impaired.

PFM Crowns All Ceramic Crowns Composite Crowns When for Crowns and Dental Bridges Why Specifc Crowns How Crowns Treatment
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What types of dental crown are there for cosmetic dentistry?

A dental crown is a restoration used to encapsulate a whole tooth. A outer layer cap is used to repair or protect damaged portion of your tooth.

The a few types of common dental crowns materials may be :

  1. Porcelain-fused-to-metal alloy crowns or PFM crowns 
  2. All ceramic crowns
  3. Composite crowns

PFM Crowns

Inner metal and outer porcelain

All Ceramic Crowns

Full zirconia porcelain – no metals

Composite Crowns

Composite resin temporaries


When should I do crowns and bridges?

#1 – treatment 1

When a tooth is beyond what a dental filling are restore, dental crowns are used to treat teeth that is severely decayed.

#2 – treatment 2

Dental crown can avoid discomfort and enclose fragile teeth from cracking and infection after root canal therapy. It is also possible that decay may remerge but crowns protect your existing tooth’s structural integrity and seals your tooth.

#3 – treatment 3

For individuals with irregularities, chips or sustained damage on your teeth, dental crowns can strengthen and protect your teeth. If teeth are cracked, chipped or worn down from grinding, crowns repairs and address teeth function.

#4 – treatment 4

You may be unable to chew food comfortably if your bite is not aligned properly, crown can adjust your occlusion bite to some extent. Our cosmetic dental center has seen many full mouth rehabilitation cases that rebuilds worn down and resolve malocclusions. For more severe malocclusion cases, orthodontic braces or jaw surgery may be required.

#5 – treatment 5

Dental crowns can improve aesthetics of your smile. You can change your yellow or discoloured teeth to any specific desired color shade. Crowns may be used with porcelain veneers for smile makeover treatments.

#6 – treatment 6

If you have lost your teeth to a cavities, periodontal disease or a trauma injury, dental bridges composed of crown or dental implants with crowns can replace missing teeth or poor prognoses teeth.

Depending on the number of missing teeth or damaged teeth, combinations of dental bridges and crowns may be diagnoses into your treatment plan – crowns on front 2 teeth, crowns on front 4 teeth or crowns 20 crowns teeth.


Why should I opt for that specific crown material?

1. Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown

PFM crowns are composed of an inner metal alloy inner structure and an outer porcelain shells that makes it tooth-colored. PFM crowns are durable, very strong and provide for a good seal to prevent recurrent decay and leakage. Base metal alloys crowns also tend to be gentle to opposing teeth and helps reduce possible damage for patients who bites or grinds their teeth because is metal is soft.

PFM crown may be made from standard metal alloy or contain varying percentage of gold alloy. The higher the percentage of gold alloy used, the more adpatable the crown is with less sensitivity to hot and cold. Gold is inert and does not cause the black margins that PFM standard alloys might cause. Higher concentration of gold does however mean that you crown will costs more.

Crowns made from gold alloys provide a strong crown for the tooth structure. It is resistant to fracture and wear. It also does not wear away the teeth it covers and are bio-compatible with the gum tissue.

2. All Ceramic Crowns

Porcelain crowns made from zirconia ceramics are increasingly opted and a crown material usually used today at BIDH cosmetic dental center due to its good aesthetics. It is easier to match the color shades surrounding teeth.

Solid zirconia ceramics are resistant to wear, strong and integrate with your gums.

3. Composite Crown

Crowns made from composites are normally used as temporary restorations or provisional crown used within full mouth rehabilitation cases. Composite crown may be made on the spot by your dentist during your actual visit or fabricated in the dental laboratory for you.

Your dentist normally make the composite crown directly on your teeth within the same one visit if you are wearing these temporary composite crowns whilst waiting for your the labwork of your permament PFM crowns or all ceramic crowns. These temporary crowns are worn for a few days meant to cover and protect preped teeth.

Composite crowns made in the dental lab may be ordered by your prosthodontists if you treatment plan involves wearing the composite crowns for over a longer period of time. Adoro crowns is a popular composite crown made as provision for a full mouth rehabilitation case. Individuals with severe worn down teeth wears these comspoite provisional crowns for about a few months to re-build their bite before their permament crowns are made at a separate session.


How is dental crowns and bridges treatment procedure done?

At our bangkok cosmetic dentistry center, the procedure for having dental crown and bridges normally takes three separate visits. During your first visit, your cosmetic dentist or prosthodontist examine your teeth. Digital x-rays may be taken to check for hidden cavities or infection in site. If there is extensive decay or infection, root canal treatment, periodontal cleaning or oral extraction may need to be done before starting your tooth crown or dental bridge.

If your crowns or bridge restoration is ready to be started, your dentist prep and shape your teeth during the same first or next visit. Any damaged portion of teeth is removed and post or core buildup is done to prepare your tooth for a new cap over the tooth. Your dentist normally chooses the color shade of your new crown to match with its neighbouring teeth. A teeth impression or digital scan is done and sent to our on-site dental laboratory to fabricate your new crown or bridge. A temporary composite crown is placed over to over your prepared tooth whilst waiting for your final porcelain crown.

On return of your crowns teeth works about 2 to 3 working days later, your dentists makes an appointment to install the permanent crown or bridge. The temporary crown is removed. Your dentist positions your crown and checks on your bite. If you feel any discomfort or would like to have any changes to your crowns or bridges, please do bring this up at this point.  Once your dentist securely fasten your crown or bridge with adhesives, the crown or bridge bonds permamently to your existing tooth.

A re-check visit is normally recommended to check on your new crown or bridges several days after use for any adjustments required.


Dental crowns protect vulnerable teeth and add structural support. It minimizes the possibility of decay since crowns seal the tooth improving longevity a cavity tooth. Crowns not only restores, strength but also improves your facial and smile aesthetics.

Porcelain fused to metal PFM crowns, all ceramic crown and composite crowns are crown material commonly used by your cosmetic dentistry dentist. The choice of crowns will depend on your tooth condition, expected end results and budget.

The procedure for having dental crowns done is typically completed within 3 visits. BIDH cosmetic dentistry center has an on-site dental laboratory in for all ceramic restoration. This allows for faster crown and bridge treatment as well as quality based aesthetics.

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Make an advance appointment for a treatment plan with our dentists. There is no obligation to start treatment. Find out what treatment is specific to you.