Crowns and bridges that help you to smile.

Dr. Brianne Fratantonio

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What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

A dental crown, sometimes known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration that completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant.

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration that replaces one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth to adjacent teeth or dental implants.

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How are Crowns and Bridges made?

Dental crowns & bridges can be made of various materials, including ceramics, porcelain-and-metal, gold, or resin.

A tooth must be reduced in size so that the crown or bridge will fit over it properly.

The dentist will take an impression to provide an exact mold for the crown or bridge. Using this impression, a dental lab then material the dentist specifies.

When the crown or bridge is ready, it is cemented over the prepared tooth or teeth.

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How long do Crowns and Bridges last?

In most cases, dental crowns and bridges on the front teeth will last up to fifteen years. However, some crowns have stayed for almost thirty years. Many patients will be pleased to learn these can last a lifetime if cared for well.

Keep your gums and teeth healthy by brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also, see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.

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If you are looking for a dental solution that will help preserve your natural teeth and restore your smile,  hassle-free porcelain dental crowns and dental bridges are the answers.

Dr. Brianne Frantantonio and her team take great pride in serving the residents of Chesterfield, Ohio, and surrounding areas.