Implant restorations including crowns and bridges are widely used in modern dentistry. They assist in the restoration of smiles, and the dentist here at Super Smile Dental would be pleased to assist you in acquiring the dental crowns or bridges you need to offer you a smile that you can once again feel confident about showing off.
Once a root canal has been completed on a single tooth, a crown is placed over it to preserve its shape and protect it from further damage. The tooth’s health can be restored with the crown. Even though a patient can have many crowns, each one will only protect a single tooth.
Getting a dental bridge is a less expensive option if you are unable to have dental implants for different reasons. Dental bridges include attaching porcelain crowns or bridges to your healthy teeth. Using healthy teeth as a foundation, your bridge will last longer and, in certain cases, be able to replace more than one tooth.
Why Do I Require a Dental Crown or Bridge Restoration?
The most frequent alternatives to permanent dental implants are dental crowns and bridges. If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth but have healthy teeth on either side of the gap, you can be a candidate for a dental bridge. A dental bridge is used to replace lost teeth by using the surrounding teeth as anchors.
After a root canal procedure, a dental crown is placed over the tooth to protect it from further damage. A temporary crown is cemented onto the tooth and a second appointment is scheduled for two weeks later to permanently attach the crown. The permanent crown is tailor-made to fit your teeth precisely and is designed to endure for decades. They prevent the tooth from needing to be pulled.
What to expect during a crown procedure?
An anaesthetic is used during crown placement to ensure that the patient feels no pain or discomfort. Before placing a crown on a tooth, the dentist will remove any decayed or damaged pulp and thoroughly clean the tooth. The process of getting a temporary crown placed on a tooth begins with an imprint of your teeth being taken. You’ll have a second visit when your permanent crown has been fabricated, which will be in a few weeks. When your dentist cements the cap to your tooth using special dental cement, it won’t come off. Once the crown is attached to the tooth, he’ll make sure it’s a good fit in terms of both form and function.
What to expect during a bridge procedure?
Your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic before they implant your dental bridge to make sure you don’t feel anything throughout the procedure. Extraction or root canal treatment, if required, will be done. After that, your dentist will make imprints on your mouth to design a bridge that will fit perfectly. While the permanent bridge is being fabricated, the dentist will provide you with a temporary one to use in the meanwhile. Please return in a few weeks for your follow-up visit, at which time we will permanently cement the bridge in place. Before you depart, the dentist will adjust the bridge as needed to make sure it fits securely and comfortably.
How do I properly care for my dental crown and bridge?
To properly maintain your dental bridge or crown, you will need to ensure that you clean the device regularly. One approach to clean your dental bridge or crown is to use a toothbrush and apply a pea-sized quantity of toothpaste to the bristles of the toothbrush. It is essential to floss between your teeth on your bridge to assist in the removal of any food particles that may have been lodged between the teeth. You should treat dental crowns and bridges in the same way that you would any of your other permanent teeth.
When not in use, dental bridges should be kept in the case your dentist prescribed. If you leave it laying around, it increases the likelihood that it will be damaged by a chip or crack. Dental crowns and bridges can easily survive between 10 and 15 years if they are cared for properly.
Many individuals have found that dental crowns and bridges help restore their confidence in themselves and their smiles after having dental work done. Bridges and crowns used in dentistry have gradually taken on the appearance of a patient’s natural teeth as a result of ongoing technological advancements. Technology is becoming better, and as a result, more and more individuals can have all of the missing teeth in their smiles replaced.
At Super Smile Dental, we are here to assist you in addressing any and all of your dental concerns and requirements. Feel free to get in touch with us at any time to schedule a no-cost consultation at your earliest convenience.