Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges are restorative procedures used to fix damaged or missing teeth. They help improve your smile, restore speech and chewing capabilities, and boost your self-confidence. A crown is ideal when the tooth structure is fractured or damaged, while a bridge is a great tooth replacement option when one or more teeth are missing. These solutions are strong and durable, a factor that makes them a preferred choice for many compared to removable dentures.

Hereโ€™s what you need to know about dental crowns and bridges:

What Is a Dental Crown Procedure?

Dental crowns, or dental caps, are a type of non-removable tooth restoration used when teeth are cracked, worn down, or when a cavity threatens the tooth’s health. The procedure can also be used for cosmetic reasons to cover up a tooth filling.

There are different types of crowns for different kinds of teeth. A temporary dental crown is a quick fix that works until a permanent one can be manufactured. When it comes to the material, the options available are stainless steel, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), all-ceramic or all-porcelain, and zirconia. The choice of material comes down to several factors, including the location of its tooth, its function, how much natural tooth is available, and the position of your gum tissue.

Applying a dental cap may involve either a same-day or multi-day procedure. Your dentist will examine the tooth to determine how best to cement the crown to the tooth structure.

What Is a Dental Bridge Procedure?

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth used to fill a space or gap left behind as a result of a missing tooth or teeth. This solution helps to restore the appearance and function of your teeth.

There are different types of bridges meant to address a variety of needs. These are:

โ— Traditional
โ— Cantilever
โ— Maryland
โ— Implant support bridges

The prosthetics are made from different materials such as gold and PFM, but will mostly be made from porcelain to blend in with your natural teeth. Your dentist may install a temporary bridge to protect your gums and teeth before receiving a permanent one.

Once your dentist has ascertained that a dental bridge is the ideal tooth replacement solution, they will shape your teeth to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Impressions of your teeth are then made, and a temporary bridge is fixed. A permanent bridge will then be placed during your second visit to the dentist. Aftercare and follow up will also be necessary after the restoration of missing teeth.

Other Services

Besides crown and bridge procedures, we offer other services to ensure you benefit from comprehensive dental care. Sometimes, for minor chips or cracks in teeth, cosmetic bonding is the best solution. Our preventive care and general dentistry services are tailored to help you maintain good oral health and avoid common problems like tooth decay and cavities.

Why Choose Us?

At Dental Beauty, we can do just about every procedure right here in our state-of-the-art office, without the need to refer you to another specialist. Our friendly and professional staff members know that many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist, and they will answer any questions you have about the procedure and help to put you at ease.ย If you think that you may need a crown or bridge, or any other tooth restoration procedure, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.

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