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.
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.
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.
Chesterland Family Dental Care is the best dental office I have ever visited. The entire staff is friendly and happy all the time. The office is modern and clean. The dentists, assistants, and hygienists explain everything they are doing throughout all procedures and make sure the patient is comfortable and pain-free. They have access to things I didn’t know existed because my previous dentist offices didn’t have them, like bite blocks and cheek pads. I really enjoy my appointments at Chesterland Family Dental Care!
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