Crown Bridges

Fixed Teeth Replacement
"This is the art of replacing missing natural teeth with artificial teeth, which are just as functional and esthetical as your natural teeth. With recent developments in dentistry, a number of alternatives are available to replace missing teeth, ranging from traditional dentures to crowns and bridges and even dental implants. It is essential to restore lost teeth as early as possible with something that closely resembles your teeth.

Why is it important to replace lost teeth?
Chewing and general health can be affected.
The appearance of the front teeth and the smile can deteriorate.
Teeth adjacent to spaces may drift and tilt into them.
Teeth in the opposite jaw, over the space, can grow longer because there is no opposite tooth to bite against, and keep it in place.
The bite can be affected, and the front teeth can be forced forward.

CROWNS A Crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment.

Your dentist may recommend a crown to:

Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining.    |  Protect a weak tooth from fracturing.   |  Restore a fractured tooth.|   Attach a Bridge.|  Cover a Dental Implant.   |  Cover a Discolored or Poorly shaped tooth. Cover a tooth that has had Root Canal Treatment.

BRIDGES
A Bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or Implants surrounding the empty space.
The three predominant choices of restorative materials for crowns and bridges are:
Porcelain-fused-to-metal  |  All-ceramic (all-porcelain)
Gold
The material selected is determined by the clinical demands at hand; esthetic demands, strength requirements, material durability and restorative space available.

Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects, which means they happen while a baby is developing inside his or her mother.

Normally, the mouth and nose of a baby develop between the first 6 and 12 weeks of growth. In some babies, parts of the lips and roof of the mouth don't grow together. Because the lips and the palate develop separately, it's possible to have cleft lip, cleft palate, or both. Cleft lip is usually repaired by the time a baby is 3 to 6 months old. During surgery on the cleft lip, the doctor closes the gap in the lip and corrects the nostril. A person who has cleft lip repaired as an infant will have a scar on the lip under the nose.

Cleft palate is usually repaired at age 9 to 12 months. During surgery on cleft palate, doctors close the hole between the roof of the mouth and the nose and reconnect the muscles in the soft palate.

Cleft Lip Unilateral incomplete
Unilateral complete
Bilateral complete

Cleft Palate
Incomplete cleft palate
Unilateral complete lip and palate
Bilateral complete lip and palate

Treatment for these abnormalities includes surgery and a complete team approach At BMDC, we have a expert team to deal with dental problems associated with cleft lip & cleft palate