Dental Professionals perform prosthetic works like Crown and Bridge Preparation for the replacement of single or multiple teeth on a regular basis in the Dental Clinic. Even after tremendous advancements in the field of Dentistry, Regarding Dental Materials, Innovative Technologies, Various Equipment, there is always a need to change or remove the prosthetic work, that may be challenging for a Dentist. There have been many advanced types of equipment for removing the crown or bridge without any complication to the tooth or surrounding structures.

There are various factors that lead to a fixed prosthetic failure:

  • Improper case selection
  • Faulty diagnosis and treatment plan
  • Inaccurate clinical or laboratory procedures
  • Poor patient care and maintenance following insertion

Principles of Crown and Bridge Remover:

Retrieval of a Cement-Retained Crown or Bridge that needs to be done with utilizing force may lead to the destruction of the whole prosthesis and that may not possible to reuse. It can also need unnecessary consumption of time and extra cost to the patient. Removing a Crown or Bridge Conservatively can provide various benefits to the Dentist.

To provide ease to the dental professional there are various crown removers based on different principles. Those are:

1. Conservative:

It works by breakage of the luting cement due to the external traction force, leads to the removal of the crown or bridge conservatively.

2. Semi- conservative:

As the name suggests, even after the Slight Damage to the restoration of the prosthesis, still it can be reused. In this technique, between the prepared tooth and the prosthesis force is applied through a small hole, only to remove the luting cement and save the prosthesis.

3. Destructive:

This is the most widely adopted technique by the dental professional while removing the fixed prosthesis, mostly the PFM crown. The whole prosthesis is sectioned into two halves and removed. In such a case, the prosthesis cannot be reused. Hence the name “Destructive Technique”.