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Dental Crowns and Bridges: Types & Costs

What is a dental crown or dental cap?

Dental Crowns are a solid, tough, and stylish treatment choice. Crowns are available in multiple materials ceramic, metal, porcelain etc.  Consult the doctor for suitable options depending upon the quality, durability and budget.

Generally crowns are preferred post a root canal treatment to improve longevity of the treatment. 

Any kind of damage to your natural teeth due to decay, injury or just use over time may cause your teeth to lose their shape or size. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped “caps” that can be placed over your tooth to restore the tooth’s shape, size, strength and appearance.

The dental crown covers the visible portion of your tooth and is cemented over it.


When do you need a dental crown?

A dental crown may be required for multiple reasons, like:

  • Protecting a weak tooth (possibly from decay) from breaking

  • Restoring a broken tooth or a severely worn-down tooth.

  • Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling and not much tooth remaining.

  • Holding a dental bridge in place.

  • Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.

  • Covering a dental implant.

  • Covering a tooth that’s been treated with a root canal.


How long does a crown last?

The dental crowns can last between five and 15 years depending on the amount of wear and tear the crown is exposed to, and how well you follow oral hygiene practices.

What are the different types of dental crowns?

5 main types: Different types of materials can be used in crowns which include porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, composite resin , metal or combination of materials.

Porcelain-fused-to-Metal (PFM)
  • Natural-looking appearance

  • Durable and strong

Full Ceramic
  • Biocompatible, suitable for people with metal allergies

  • Natural-looking color matching

  • No dark line at the gum line

  • Strong and durable

  • Biocompatible

  • Natural-looking

  • Lightweight and comfortable

  • Quick and easy placement

  • More affordable than other materials

  • Strong and durable

  • Does not cause allergic reactions

  • Less tooth reduction required than with other materials

Base Metal Alloys:
  • Durable and strong

  • Less expensive than gold or porcelain

  • Not recommended for front teeth due to its dark color.

While selecting the materials, we will consider the following factors:
  • Location of the tooth

  • Amount of tooth display while smiling

  • Gum line

  • Function of teeth that needs crowning

  • Amount of natural teeth remaining

  • Colour of the surrounding teeth.


How do you need to maintain dental crowns?

A crowned tooth doesn’t need any special care but still needs to be protected from decay or gum disease. Therefore, you should follow good oral hygiene practices

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day especially around the crown area where the gum meets your tooth should be followed strictly.

  • Avoid hard foods. Hard substances like chewing ice can easily damage porcelain crowns.

  • If you grind or clench your teeth at night, your dentist may recommend a night guard to protect your crown and surrounding teeth.

What are advantages of dental crown?

Dental crowns provide several benefits, including:

  1. Protecting a damaged or weak tooth

  2. Improving appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth

  3. Supporting a tooth with a large filling

  4. Holding a dental bridge in place

  5. Covering a dental implant

  6. Restoring a tooth to its normal shape and size

  7. Improving bite function and reducing tooth sensitivity


Overall, dental crowns are a commonly used and effective treatment option for restoring the appearance, function, and strength of damaged or compromised teeth.

What is the cost of dental crown or dental cap in Gaur City 2 or IP Extension Delhi?

The cost of dental crowns varies based on several factors, including the type of material used, the location of the dental practice, and the dentist's experience and reputation.

INR 4000-15000*

*It is important to note that these are just rough estimates, and the actual cost of a dental crown may be higher or lower than the ranges provided here. It is recommended to consult with a dentist to determine the specific cost of a dental crown, as well as to discuss the best option for your specific needs and budget.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A Bridge is the substitution of at least one missing teeth with the help of the encompassing teeth. Generally a lasting arrangement and when done expertly can altogether upgrade your grin and certainty. 

On the off chance that you are feeling the loss of a tooth or arrangement of teeth, all-porcelain dental extensions may offer the ideal arrangement. At our training, we place dental extensions that give a characteristic appearance, diminish a patient's danger of gum illness, and right discourse and nibble challenges. 

What are different types of dental bridges?

There are several types of dental bridges, including:

  1. Traditional Bridges: consist of two crowns on either side of the gap, with a false tooth in between.

  2. Cantilever Bridges: similar to traditional bridges, but supported on just one side.

  3. Maryland Bridges: a false tooth is attached to metal bands that are bonded to the existing teeth.

  4. Implant-supported Bridges: a bridge is attached to dental implants rather than to natural teeth.

  5. Resin-Bonded Bridges: also known as a Maryland Bridge, involves bonding a false tooth to metal wings on either side of the gap.

  6. Removable Bridges: can be taken out and cleaned, but typically not as stable or secure as other types of bridges.


Each type of dental bridge has its own benefits and disadvantages, and the best option for you will depend on your individual needs, the location and extent of the missing teeth, and the health of your remaining teeth and gums. Your dentist will be able to recommend the best type of bridge for your specific needs.

When do you need a dental bridge?

A dental bridge may be recommended in the following situations:

  1. To replace one or more missing teeth: A bridge can help restore the appearance and function of your smile.

  2. To maintain the shape of your face: Missing teeth can cause the face to sag and appear older.

  3. To distribute the bite correctly: Missing teeth can cause the bite to shift, leading to problems with chewing and speaking.

  4. To prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position: When a tooth is missing, the surrounding teeth may shift into the empty space, affecting the bite and causing additional dental problems.

  5. To support a dental implant: In some cases, a bridge may be used to support a dental implant, which is a man-made tooth root that provides a stable base for a replacement tooth.


It's important to talk to your dentist about whether a dental bridge is the right option for you, as there may be alternative treatments available depending on your specific needs and circumstances.

Dental Bridge
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