Dental Crowns and Bridges Treatment

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Dental Crowns & Bridges in Mumbai, India

Missing and damaged teeth are unattractive and cause problems in chewing food and speaking. At Signature Smiles, we can help you replace missing teeth in many ways; dental crowns and bridges are among them.


Dental Crowns, also called caps, are dental restorations placed over a tooth to cover or encircle a tooth completely, to improve its strength and appearance.


A dental crown is a cap that covers the damaged tooth. It protects, covers and restores the shape of your teeth. Crowns are generally made of metal, porcelain, resin or ceramics. Whether it is the front teeth or the back, a non-differentiable transition is what you should aim for, for a seamless smile. Several factors determine the type of crown; they are:

  • Price
  • Strength
  • Durability


Dental Bridge covers or bridges the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It takes support from existing teeth or implants to replace a section of missing teeth. A dental bridge helps to prevent the remaining teeth from moving out of place. Once the bridge is placed, it works just like your natural teeth. It helps with chewing, speaking, and maintaining the shape of your face. It is durable and strong because it is anchored to your teeth.

Dental Crown/Caps and Bridges are needed for the following reasons:

  • Protect a decayed or cracked tooth
  • Cover a severely discoloured or worn-down tooth
  • Over a dental implant
  • Following Root Canal Treatment
  • Make a cosmetic modification
  • Cover a large filling where not enough tooth structure is remaining

At Signature Smiles, crowns and bridges are made using the latest CAD/CAM (Computerized) technology from the best materials of world-class quality like Zirconia, e. max, Lava, Bruxzir, Tilite, Ultra T and Porcelain fused to metal (PFM).

Crowns and Bridges are custom-made and aesthetically pleasing to blend in with your natural teeth. Our crown and bridge specialists ensure they provide the best cosmetically pleasing, long-lasting and affordable treatment. Schedule an appointment today to discover if dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is one option for replacing one or more lost teeth. Bridges, as their name suggests, “bridge,” the space left between two teeth after one was knocked out or pulled. This space was produced when the tooth in question was lost. A bridge is a type of fixed partial denture. This means that it is attached to the teeth, replaces parts of the teeth, and employs a synthetic tooth or teeth (denture) in the space where there should be natural teeth.

What to Expect From a Dental Crown or Dental Bridge Procedure

When the patient goes in for the initial appointment, the dentist will remove a little bit of the tooth, the chipped or cracked portions, so the crown or bridge may be placed over it. To properly place a dental bridge, the teeth on each side of the space that needs to be filled will need to be prepared.


The next step is for the dentist to make an impression on the tooth or teeth. Temporary dental cement will be applied to them to cover and safeguard the teeth in the interim period between the first and second appointments.


At the second appointment, the patient will return to have the crown or bridge permanently affixed to their teeth. Dentists will use a bonding adhesive when inserting crowns and fixed bridges, they use clips for placing removable bridges.

How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Dental Crowns or Dental Bridges?

Crowns are permanently cemented onto your tooth, which means that once the procedure is finished, you can continue to chew, brush, and floss normally!


When you brush a bridge, you should act like there isn’t even a bridge. Flossing, on the other hand, takes on a rather different character when you have a bridge. It is advisable to use a floss threader since it can reach between the teeth cleaning and under the pontic, which is the replacement tooth.


Even though you are confused about dental crowns and bridges, they can last a lifetime; sometimes, they become loose or even dislodge entirely. You can guarantee you get the most out of your crown or bridge by brushing and flossing daily, visiting the dentist consistently, and avoiding hard foods.


If you need clarification about going forward with dental treatment, talk to our experts and get started today.

Do You Need a Dental Crown?

One needs a crown when they have a big or deep cavity too big for a filling. One may also need a crown if your tooth is:


  1. 1. A weak tooth, possibly from decay
  2. 2. Broke tooth or a severely damaged tooth
  3. 3. Requiring an outsized filling and not much tooth remaining
  4. 4. Holding a dental bridge in place
  5. 5. Misshapen or severely discoloured


Crowns are also advised after a root canal because the tooth is exposed and needs protection. You may be a candidate for a crown if you have a missing tooth and the dentist needs to put in a dental bridge or a tooth implant.

Types of Dental Crowns

While selecting the type and material for your crown, your dentist will consider factors such as:While selecting the type and material for your crown, your dentist will consider factors such as:

  • The location
  • The position of your gum tissue
  • The functionality of the tooth that needs a crown
  • The colour of the surrounding teeth

Based on the above circumstances, the latter type of crown are advised:

1. Temporary Dental Crown

A temporary crown is exactly what it sounds like; it’s a crown that stays for a short span. Your dentist will place it over your tooth with an easily removable adhesive while you’re waiting for a permanent crown. The permanent crown is placed on your tooth at the next appointment.

2. One-day Crown

You can get the crown fixed in a day’s appointment. This is possible using computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM).

3. Onlay or 3/4 Crown

Some crowns only cover a part of the tooth. If you don’t need a full crown, your dentist might advise an Onlay or 3/4 crown.

What are Dental Crowns Made Of?

Gold Crowns:

Gold crowns are an amalgamation of copper and other metals, such as nickel or chromium. The main advantage of a gold crown is its strength and sturdiness.

Advantages of gold crowns:

  • Strong
  • Durable
  • They affect quite slowly, a bit like natural enamel.

Disadvantages of Gold crowns:

  • Poor aesthetics
  • Gold alloy crowns can cause side effects such as allergic reactions or swelling

Porcelain Crowns:

These are the most popular type of crowns used because of their natural aesthetic.

Advantages of porcelain crowns:

  • A natural fit
  • The best option for front teeth restorations
  • They are biocompatible: which means they are free of toxins.

Disadvantages of porcelain crowns:

  • Need to be maintained well
  • Patients that suffer from bruxism should choose gold of PFM
  • Costlier

Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns (PFM):

Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns are another widely used kind of dental crowns. They provide both strength and aesthetics.

Advantages of PFM crowns:

  • Aesthetic and durable
  • Have proven good results
  • They are less costly than all-porcelain crowns

Disadvantages of PFM crowns:

  • Might cause a grey line on the gums
  • Not suitable for people that clench their teeth

Zirconia Crowns:

Zirconium is a comparatively new material that mixes the durability of metal with the looks of porcelain crowns. Translucent zirconia and layered zirconia crowns have become popular choice recently.

Advantages of zirconium crowns:

  • Great aesthetics
  • Strong and long-lasting
  • Easier process
  • They are biocompatible: will not cause allergic reactions.

Disadvantages of zirconium crowns:

  • Can wear against grinding teeth
  • Difficult to adjust.

E- MAX: Lithium Disilicate Crowns

It is a relatively new crown. It is an all-ceramic crown made up of lithium disilicate.

Advantages of e-max crowns:

  • Great aesthetics
  • Durable and very strong
  • Suitable for both front and back teeth.

Disadvantages of e-max crowns:

  • Expensive
  • Dental Crowns Procedure

Dental Crowns Procedure

The Multi-Day Procedure:

  • You must visit your dentist’s office twice with a standard crown.
  • The dentist prepares the tooth that needs the crown.
  • This involves taking X-rays, trimming the tooth and taking a mould.
  • The dentist will put a short-lived crown over your tooth to guard it.
  • They send the impression to a lab that creates the crown. This step may take several weeks.
  • When the crown comes in, you’ll need to return for the second visit so that your dentist can cement the crown to your tooth.

Same-Day Procedure:

With a same-day procedure, you’ll skip the temporary crown step.
– The dentist takes digital pictures of your mouth.
– The dentist creates the crown right there in the office using the digital scan from the photos. You may have to wait an hour or two until the crown is formed.
– Once the crown is prepared, your dentist sets it in place. The process takes about 2 to 4 hours.
– A same-day procedure is comparatively newer; not all dentists perform this.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Typically, dental crowns last from 5 to 15 years. The lebensraum of a crown can depend upon the quantity of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to, how well you follow oral hygiene practices and personal mouth-related habits. These oral habits can include:

  • Grinding or clenching your teeth.
  • Chewing ice.
  • Biting your fingernails.
  • Using your teeth to open packages

 A dental crown is a long-lasting restorative treatment. It’s best to consider doing it in the best and skilful way. Weigh in all necessary factors, keeping cost aside, before deciding on the type of crown. Remember that a suitable material crown and an experienced doctor will increase its longevity and keep problems away from your Healthy Smiles. Reach out to our team of experts for a one-stop solution for your long-lasting Signature Smiles.

At Signature Smiles, Dr Rahul Oza and his super-specialists are committed to providing a seamless, comfortable, pain-free treatment, all under one roof. Our facility is equipped with highly trained staff and the latest technology so that you can get the best dental treatment choice for your smile.

1. Reconstruction of a tooth or teeth following the completion of a root canal treatment.
2. There is damage to a tooth that prevents it from receiving any other treatment, such as an overlay.
3. The tooth is missing a significant portion in the centre.
4. A tooth has been chipped and would likely break if nothing is done.
5. There is a cusp that is missing from a tooth.

There are a lot of positive aspects associated with receiving a dental crown. First and foremost, a dental crown will fortify the injured tooth or teeth while at the same time enhancing their beauty and correcting their alignment. A crown can even look like a natural tooth when placed over a dental implant and properly cared for.

Consult our dentists to find out if an implant-supported or conventional bridge is a good option for you. We offer a variety of options to replace missing teeth. The cost of dental crowns depends on the expertise of the specialist, the material used, condition and location of the tooth that will receive the crown. In addition to these factors, dental bridge costs are influenced by the number of teeth replaced. Since the crown and bridge treatment is customised for every patient, it is impossible to quote their exact price. Additional treatments like root canal will add to the cost of crowns and bridges.

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