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Crowns and bridges - Crowns and bridges specialists in Oslo

Tooth replacement for your own teeth that gives a natural appearance.

Crowns and bridges are a solution that works as a tooth replacement for your own teeth and have customizable colors that give a natural look.

Sometimes there is so little left of the tooth that it is almost lost, or a tooth is so damaged that it is difficult to repair them satisfactorily with a regular filling. Then it may be necessary to make a crown on the tooth. There are several types of crowns. You can discuss the various alternatives with one of our dentists so that you can come up with a suitable solution together.

Our clinic collaborates with dental technicians who make an accurate model of the sharpened tooth. When we receive the new crown, we will then cement it firmly in its current location. In order for the crown to look natural, we will give you an artificial crown that is completely customizable with your teeth in shape and color.

 

What are dental crowns?

If you have lost one or more teeth due to an accident, periodontal disease or other reasons, then a crown is a good solution for you. A tooth crown is the visible part of the tooth that originates from the tooth root, it is then this part that is replaced and put on the damaged tooth after it has been ground down. There are several types of dental crowns and procedures used today, our dentists guide patients and stay up to date on new research and help to make the patient feel safe in their choice.

Reasons why you may need a dental crown:

  • You have a hole that is too big to fill.
  • You have a tooth that is damaged, worn or otherwise weakened.
  • You have had a root canal treatment and want to protect your tooth.
  • You want to cover up a discolored, unaesthetic tooth and want a nicer smile.

 

What are dental crowns made of?

Crowns are often made of different types of materials such as metal, ceramics, porcelain and composite.

We want patients' crowns to look as natural as possible and sit comfortably in their mouths. To decide which material you should have your crown in, we take into account:

  • The position and function of the tooth
  • What the gums look like in the area
  • Your preference
  • How much of the tooth is visible when you smile
  • Color and tone of the tooth in question

Procedure:

It often takes 2-3 visits to the dentist to complete the entire procedure. When a dental crown is placed over a natural tooth, the procedure is as follows:

  1. Prepare the tooth by removing outer portions of the tooth itself so that the crown will fit. If you need additional material under the crown, this will be expanded to ensure that the crown fits properly.
     
  2. An impression is made of the tooth root, which the dental crown is modeled on to ensure a perfect fit of the crown.
     
  3. When the crown is ready, the dentist puts it in place and makes the necessary small adjustments if necessary. When you and the dentist are satisfied with what the dental crown looks like, it is cemented in place.

How long can a dental crown last?

It depends on your dental health. But as a rule, the crown can be kept for several years. After treatment with us, you will receive a guarantee.

As previously mentioned, there are several types of crowns and bridges. To find the right one, you can feel free to consult with one of our dentists. Then we will recommend you a solution that is best for you.

We make several hundred kroner every year, and in collaboration with foreign countries, our patients will receive kroner at a reasonable price.

What is a dental bridge?

If you have one or more teeth that are not strong enough, broken off or need to be replaced, then you need a bridge that we can make for you.

The bridge or prosthesis as we can also call it, is attached by means of brackets to your own teeth. Through treatment with us, we will shape the teeth to keep the artificial tooth between them. Bridges are manufactured by our dental technicians. The dental bridge replaces one or more teeth. The artificial teeth in the dental bridge both look and function like real teeth.

The term "bridge" refers to a structure that contains one or more artificial teeth. The structure is often anchored in place with one or more crowns on both sides of the space in the mouth.

A traditional dental bridge consists of two or more crowns that are soldered together to create a dental bridge. A traditional bridge generally has very good durability.

A Maryland bridge is an option that is relevant if the neighboring teeth are intact. Then you do not have to grind down the neighboring teeth. A disadvantage of a Maryland type of bridge is that it is not as durable as traditional bridges.

 

What a dental bridge can help with:

  • Restore a nice smile
     
  • Restore functional chewing
     
  • Maintain the shape of the face
     
  • Distribute pressure over a larger area in connection with chewing.
     
  • Prevent remaining teeth from slipping out of position.

 

Advantages and disadvantages of dental bridges
 

Advantages

  • Simple procedure compared to dental implants, dental bridges do not require surgery and therefore dental bridges are much less painful.
     
  • It goes very fast and the procedure is simple. If you want to get rid of a toothache quickly, a dental bridge is a good solution. (Implants can take up to several months to complete).
     
  • Dental bridge is an affordable solution compared to implants. Dental bridge is also a good and durable solution.

 

Disadvantages

  • Bridges do not look as natural as dental implants and are therefore less aesthetically pleasing
     
  • Dental bridges need to be replaced periodically. They should be replaced at intervals of 5-7 years.
     
  • Nearby teeth undergo a lot of preparation and work that requires the removal of a good amount of tooth structure. Therefore, dental bridges can damage the natural teeth.

 

What to expect?

When a patient is to have a traditional bridge, the process of preparing the teeth closest to the space begins. The dentist grinds down these teeth and takes an impression of the area that is sent to a dental technician who begins to create the structure to be placed there.

A temporary bridge is placed to protect the teeth while you wait for the dental technician to finish making the bridge.

When the dental bridge is ready, the temporary dental bridge is removed and the new dental bridge is cemented.

 

After the procedure

The patient may experience that the mouth feels tender and sore after grinding down teeth. You can also experience tenderness after putting the dental bridge in place, this can also lead to tenderness in the gums.

For most patients, this pain goes away after a few days, while the gums can take a couple of weeks to fully recover.

The patient can return to work or school as soon as they feel good enough, this usually does not take more than a day.

Patients seeking anesthetics should not drive after the procedure.

 

Complications

All dental procedures involve risks and benefits.

Bad or missing teeth can affect a person's appearance, ability to eat different types of food and reduce quality of life. Toothbrushes restore both bite and smile.

Some complications that can occur during treatment with a dental bridge are:

  • Bridge collapse, the dental bridge can break or slip out of position. Then the patient must have a new dental bridge or dental crown.
     
  • Pain or difficulty chewing. Some patients may find it difficult to adjust their chewing after the procedure due to pain or a change in chewing pattern. If the bite does not feel right, you must contact your dentist.
     
  • Infection - Some patients develop an infection after treatment, this is more common in patients who have major damage to many teeth.
     
  • Tooth decay - It is possible that a tooth continues to develop tooth decay under the crown that attaches to the bridge. This is more common in patients who have gum disease and very extensive cavities in the teeth.

 

How to care for a dental bridge or dental crown?

It is important to keep the remaining teeth healthy and strong, as the quality of the dental bridge depends on a solid foundation created by the nearby teeth. It is then important with good oral hygiene, therefore it is recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss and mouthwash. Good diet is also a factor that is important for good dental health.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long can I expect the dental crown or dental bridge to last?

-With good oral hygiene and good follow-up at the dentist for thorough cleaning, it is possible for a dental crown and a dental bridge to last over a decade. The average dental crown and dental bridge last somewhere between 5 and 7 years.

 

Are there dishes I will not be able to eat after receiving a dental crown or dental bridge?

-When the dental crown or dental bridge has just been attached, it is recommended to eat soft and liquid food until you get used to the dental crown or dental bridge. When the healing process is over, a diet consisting of a lot of fruit, vegetables and fiber, instead of meat, can contribute to better oral hygiene, healthier teeth and better durability of the dental crown or dental bridge.

Food to avoid immediately after the procedure:

  • Sticky candy that gets stuck in the teeth (can pull out the crown or bridge)
  • Hard candy or snacks.
  • Foods high in sugar (to prevent tooth decay under the crown or bridge)
  • popcorn
  • nuts

 

Can a dental crown or a dental bridge change the way I talk?

-When teeth are missing, it can prevent proper pronunciation of words. Clogging spaces with a dental crown and a dental bridge can help the pronunciation of words return to normal (especially in patients who need to replace teeth in the front of the mouth).

 

How long does it take to make a dental crown or dental bridge?

-We manufacture a dental crown or dental bridge in two to three weeks.

 

Long-term research on dental bridges

A study examined dental bridges over a longer period of time and followed a group of 102 patients who had received dental bridges. The dental bridges were made by students at the University of Oslo. The participants in the study received examination hours from the dentist to give a condition report of the dental bridge compared with the control teeth.

 

The researchers in the study concluded with the following points:

  • The level of plaque was not different between the teeth that had the dental crown and the natural teeth.
  • No difference in gum health between teeth with dental crown and natural teeth.
  • No difference was detected in the bone structure of the treated and natural teeth.

Although there are advantages and disadvantages to dental crowns and dental bridges, there are many studies that show that with good follow-up at the dentist with dental cleaning and good oral hygiene, a dental bridge and dental crown can be good long-term solutions for those who have been unlucky and lost teeth. Each patient and situation is unique and one must therefore take several factors into consideration to arrive at who is a good candidate for such treatment. Our dentists are there to ensure that all patients are cared for and choose the right treatment.

 

Alternatives to dental bridge

A common treatment method as an alternative to dental bridges is dental implants. Dental bridge does not require surgery, but a dental implant does. So the treatment is faster and easier with a dental bridge. On the other hand, dental implants can last a lifetime and thus be better. Dental implants prevent degenerative conditions in the jaw that can lead to bone loss and gum problems that can occur from a missing tooth. If you are already struggling with problems with the jaw, then dental implants are not the solution as they require strong and healthy bone tissue to work.

Prices for prostheses and crowns:

Porcelain crown w/c (incl. dental technician.)

4 500,-

Whole porcelain / zirconia / e-max crown (inkl. dental technician)

5 500,-

Prothesis complete over per jaw

5 500,-

Partial prosthesis

4 995,-
Cast pin (incl. dental technician) 1 500,-

Fiber pin

1 000,-

 

Stop by for a free consultation hour and we will help you on the road to better dental health.