Dental crowns are cap-shaped restorations custom-fit over a broken tooth to restore its shape and size while also preserving it from additional decay or injury. They help protect dental implants, bridges, and damaged teeth from getting worse.
Porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, ceramic, gold, and other metals can be used to create crowns. Your dental crown is custom-made to match your original teeth' appearance, feel, and function.
Our staff must file your teeth and remove a part of the enamel – more if rot is present to make room for the dental crown. We then take imprints of your mouth to use as a template for the crown.
The crown construction procedure takes at least a few weeks, and you must wear a temporary crown throughout that period. At your second consultation, our experts will remove the temporary crown and replace it with your permanent restoration.
Once you're satisfied with the results, our team cements the crown in place and makes minor tweaks if necessary. Dental crowns can last up to eight years if adequately cared for.
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement device that has a natural appearance. This restoration, similar to an architectural bridge, uses abutments (supporting teeth) to keep the prosthetic tooth in the middle in place. Bridges are divided into three general categories:
Traditional bridges fill a gap between two healthy teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap help keep the bridge in place.
This type of bridge is used if there are no healthy teeth on one (or both) side to support it. These are commonly used at the back of mouths.
A Maryland bridge replaces a lost tooth by attaching to a metal or porcelain framework rather than supporting teeth. These are commonly used for front teeth.
Our team files and removes a small amount of enamel from your abutment teeth to make way for durable dental crowns once you've decided on the perfect bridge for your smile. He next creates your abutment crowns and fake teeth by taking imprints of your mouth.
Our experts may be able to fit you for a temporary bridge because the bridge construction process takes at least two weeks. This bridge will be removed and replaced with a permanent alternative at your next appointment.
Our staff cements the bridge in place and makes minor changes as needed to restore function to your bite, similar to how a dental crown is placed.
If you think a dental crown or bridge is the solution to your perfect your smile, contact Smile Line Dentistry or fill out a form online.
1- Crowns and bridges usually take 2 or 3 appointments to complete. On the first appointment, the tooth/teeth are prepared, impressions are taken, and a temporary crown is placed on your tooth/teeth.
2- You may experience sensitivity, gum soreness, and slight discomfort on the tooth/teeth; it should subside after the placement of the permanent crown(s).
3- Whenever anesthesia is used, avoid chewing on your teeth until the numbness has worn off.
4- A temporary crown is usually made of plastic-based material or soft metal. It can break if too much pressure is placed on it. The crown may also come off; if it does, save the crown and call our office. The temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth and prevent other teeth from moving. If it comes off it should be replaced as soon as possible. To avoid losing your temporary, do not chew on sticky or hard food (chewing gum, ice). Try to chew on the opposite side of the temporary as much as possible.
5- Continue your normal brushing but be careful while flossing around the temporaries (remove the floss gently from the side). If it is difficult to get the floss between the temporary and surrounding teeth, refrain from flossing until you receive your permanent crown.
6- After the permanent restoration is placed you may feel slight pressure for a few days. Also, the bite may feel different for a day or two. But if after 2-3 days the bite still feels uneven or if you feel discomfort when chewing on the tooth, call our office. Delaying the necessary adjustments may damage the tooth permanently.
7- Call our office if you are in pain or if you have any questions.
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