Dental Crowns & Bridges
If you have chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged teeth, a crown might be the perfect way to prevent further damage while also making your teeth look like new. Our dentists will take a mold of your tooth and build a cap that fits securely over it. A crown will help you eat like normal and smile more!
A dental bridge can help fill in gaps caused by missing teeth. By anchoring one or more replacement teeth between healthy teeth or crowns, a bridge makes it easy for you to eat and drink like normal while also helping to maintain the shape of your face.
Thanks to advancements in technology and materials, bridges in crowns have never been stronger or looked better, so if you have been waiting to get your smile taken care of, now is the time!
If you have questions about a dental bridge or crown, please contact our dentist’s office today. We are ready to help you love your smile again. No matter how minor or major your dental needs are, we have the skills and experience that will make your care as easy as possible.
What Are Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are permanent, custom-fitted prosthetics that can be used to restore or replace your damaged or missing teeth. Crowns and bridges have been used to enhance the appearance of people’s teeth since the time of the Etruscan civilization. Although the materials used for crowns and bridges have changed significantly since that time, the idea of these appliances is a fast and easy way to fix problems with your teeth. By using state-of-the-art technology, we are able to custom fit your crown or bridge to your mouth in order to enhance not only the way you look but also improving your bite and the overall functionality of your teeth
You can have the smile of your dreams in as few as two visits, and with the proper cleaning, your dental work can last a lifetime. If you are looking to restore your smile, contact us today.
Crowns, also known as caps, are dental appliances that fit over the existing surface of your natural teeth or dental implants. Crowns are most often installed when a tooth or implant has been cracked or broken.
Bridges can be used to fill in gaps caused by missing teeth. They’re anchored into place by crowns or with your natural teeth that are located near the missing teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need a Crown or a Bridge?
When you come into Library Plaza Dental Center, we’ll take a look at your oral health and make an appropriate diagnosis. If you have a missing tooth that’s surrounded by healthy teeth, a bridge may be right for you. If your tooth is still intact but there is some decay and damage, a crown may be the better choice for you.
What is the Process for Getting a Crown or Bridge?
If you’re a candidate for a dental crown or a bridge, we will take an impression of your teeth to ensure a proper fit. A dental lab will then make your prosthetic (which will be matched to your current tooth color). You may be given a temporary prosthesis while you wait for your permit one to be made.
Once the permanent bridge or crown is complete, we will attach it to your teeth using one of several methods to make sure the prosthetic stays in place permanently.
What Aftercare Guidelines Do I Need to Follow?
Your teeth will need time to heal from this procedure, and you may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and foods. Your gums may feel sore, and you may be advised to take Ibuprofen to help manage the pain.
We also practice emergency dentistry, so if you have a crown that has fallen off or your bridge has broken, call us today. We have weekend hours, too. As a team, we do our best to provide you with the immediate care that you need to have a smile that you’re confident about and that you can be proud of.