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Dental Crowns and Bridges
There are several factors that can result in tooth loss. Common causes can include gum disease and tooth decay as well as a physical injury. A missing tooth can, not only affect the appearance of your smile it can also cause issues such as shifting teeth or a change in bite. However, with the availability of dental bridges and crowns you do not have to worry.
When are Dental Crowns & Bridges required?
When a tooth is fractured or if it is restored with fillings, it needs to be covered with a cap, also known as a crown. A dental crown is placed over the tooth’s surface up to the gum lines. Crowns work well in preserving teeth that are otherwise severely compromised.
Some of the reasons you may need a dental crown include:
- Cracked or fractured teeth
- Tooth decay
- Worn Enamel
- Preventing a tooth infection from spreading
There are many types of crowns that can be used on your teeth. While traditional dental crowns cover your entire tooth, onlays and ¾ crowns are recommended when you have a solid tooth structure. The procedure involves removing the affected area and reshaping of the tooth to receive the crown.
Dental Crown procedure typically requires two sittings. In the first sitting the tooth is examined and prepared. In case there is any tooth decay and risk of infection, a root canal treatment might be required. The tooth that is to receive the crown is reshaped and impressions of the tooth are taken. During this visit, a temporary crown is fixed on your tooth. During the second visit, the temporary crown is removed and replaced with a permanent crown that has been custom created. It is then cemented in place.
At Dental Oasis Family Dentistry, we ensure that the crown is an exact match for the shape, size as well as color of your tooth.
They are used to fill a space when a tooth is missing on account of tooth decay, gum disease, physical injury, or a congenital condition.
A missing tooth, among other things can lead to:
- Bite problems.
- Difficulties in chewing
- Loss of confidence
A bridge replaces a missing tooth with an artificial tooth. In turn, it is attached to surrounding teeth for support. Bridges can be made of varied materials such as gold, alloys, porcelain and more.
A typical dental bridge has:
- Pontics: These are the false teeth that fill in the gap.
- Abutment teeth: These are anchoring or supporting teeth. Typically, a dental professional places two crowns on the teeth on either side of the gap.
Dental Bridges typically are of 4 kinds:
- Traditional fixed bridge: These are made of metal, porcelain fused to metal, ceramics. It has filler teeth connected to two or more crowns.
- Cantilever bridge: This works well for people who have teeth on one side of the gap. The pontics, therefore, connects to one abutment tooth.
- Maryland dental bridge: This is used if you have missing front teeth. Wings on each side of the bridge connect to your existing teeth.
- Implant supported bridge: Similar to a traditional fixed bridge, it however has implants.
Why choose Dental Oasis Family Dentistry for dental crowns and bridges in Pleasanton?
Equipped with the necessary skill and experience, we offer you the best experience when it comes to fixing dental crowns and bridges. Additionally, our trained team values your time and ensures that your dental crown and bridge procedure is completed in minimum number of visits. Known for our professional as well as compassionate services, we are the go-to option when it comes to the highest quality dental care.
As a busy professional herself, Dr. Sharda Patel understands and treat every patient with their unique needs. High quality service, fast yet comprehensive service, flexible scheduling, and your personal comfort are her primary areas of focus! Long lasting patient relationships are the rewards of the Dental Oasis Family Dentistry.
Dental Crowns and Bridges FAQs
1. What are dental crowns and bridges?
Dental Crown is a cap attached at existing teeth surface to strengthen it or improve its aesthetics. Dental Bridges are the part of restorative dental treatment to replace missing teeth permanently; it is made up of several pieces that used together to join the space where your teeth used to be.
2. What are the advantages of a dental bridge procedure?
With a dental bridge you can ensure:
- Your smile is restored.
- The remaining teeth do not move out of place.
- Your ability to chew is not compromised.
3. Are there any risks or complications associated with dental bridges?
All you need to do is to care for your bridge well and it can last several years without any risks or complications. Even if the bridge come loose but if the surrounding teeth are intact, it can be re-fixed.
4. How long do dental bridges last?
They can last in excess of 10 years with good oral hygiene as well as professional cleanings.
5. Do dental bridges make it hard to eat?
On the contrary, with a dental bridge in place it is far easier to eat, as opposed to eating with a missing tooth. Until the time you get used to the bridge, it may help to eat soft foods.
6. Can a dental bridge improve speech?
Typically, if you have missing front teeth, speech can be impacted. With a dental bridge your speech can definitely be normal.
7. How should I care for my dental bridge?
The following are the precautions you should take for your dental bridge:
- Brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
- Professional cleanings.
- Eating a balanced diet.
8. How many appointments are typically needed for dental bridges?
Typically, you will need 2 appointments. The first appointment has to do with reshaping the abutment teeth. Next, digital scans will be taken of your teeth and a temporary bridge prepared. During the second visit the temporary bridge is removed and replaced with a permanent bridge.
9. Does fixing of a crown hurt?
No. During the crown placement process, your mouth is numbed, and you do not face any discomfort.
10. How long does it take to recover after a teeth crown placement?
There is no recovery time that is required after your crown is placed. You can therefore get back to your daily routine immediately.
11. What can I eat?
You can continue to eat most of the food you have been eating. However, try to avoid sticky and chewy food that could pull the crown out.
12. How long do dental crowns last?
On an average they can last between 5 to 15 years. Their lifespan depends upon how well you follow oral hygiene practices and the amount of “wear and tear” the crown is exposed to.
13. Does a crowned tooth require exceptional care?
A crowned tooth does not require any exceptional care. However, continue to follow good oral hygiene including brushing the teeth twice and day and flossing it.
14. What if the crown breaks or falls out?
You need to call your dentist immediately and have it replaced.
15. When should I see my healthcare provider?
In case you notice any changes in your bite or if you have pain, redness, swelling or bleeding, it is time to see your dentist.
16. How can I reach you for a dental crown and bridge procedure?
You can simply fill this form to schedule an appointment or call us at (925)-846-4491 and our customer support team will immediately help to schedule your appointment.
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Have years of wear left you with broken or missing teeth? The dental crowns and bridges can be the best available option for you. When you visit our dental office, we review all the available options with you and create a suitable dental crowns and bridges procedure plan which will rebuild your smile. If you are looking to renovate your smile instantly, call us at 925 846 4491 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on following button to schedule an appointment with us.
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