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Regular brushing, flossing, and check-ups can keep your teeth healthy. However, in the event that one or several of your teeth gets damaged due to rot, cracks or trauma, your Dental Associates dentist can hook you up with a dental crown or bridge to resolve existing issues and stop new ones from developing in future.
Dental crowns and dental bridges match your damaged tooth or teet and exists to restore the size and shape of your tooth. Learn more about each option below.
Whether it’s a single dental tooth cap or a complete dental bridge to seal up a missing tooth that you need, there’s a pocket-friendly solution in stock that’ll satisfy you.
A dental crow or dental cap completely seals your damaged tooth and is a strong replacement for a damaged natural tooth. A crown fits exactly like a natural tooth due to its being derived from imprints of your tooth. Once your crown is secured, your tooth will be firmer and last longer. Our dentistry team offers an assortment of materials for your dental crown, and your dentist will explain the most fitting option for your personal situation.
Learn more about when a dental crown may be used, the available varieties of crowns and the alternatives for materials used.
Your Dental Associates dentist may suggest in favor of a dental crown to…
Replace a large filling that doesn’t have sufficient tooth structure to continue to fill the cavity anymore
Protect a weak tooth from further chipping, breaking or fracturing
Restore a fractured or cracked tooth
Cover a poorly shaped tooth or discolored tooth
Attach a dental bridge
Protect and restore a tooth that has had a root canal
Cover a dental implant
A crown will strengthen and stabilize your damaged tooth. Our dentist will also assist you in selecting the best material for a crown for your personal situation.
Temporary dental crowns are acrylic or metal alloy and are produced in your dentist’s office. It will seal up the tooth while your permanent crown is being produced in our in-house dental lab.
Stainless steel dental crowns are prefabricated crowns that are applied on permanent and baby teeth. Stainless steel crowns are normally used for children’s teeth because they are affordable and are completed in one visit.
Metal dental crowns can be produced from cast gold alloys or cast silver-palladium alloys. Using a metal crown reduces the expulsion of tooth structure prior to installation and the wear on opposing teeth is reduced. Metal crowns can endure biting and chewing extensively and seldom chip or break.
Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns constitute of interior metal casing laced with baked porcelain. They appear natural and fits nicely with surrounding teeth, but may chip once in a while and reveal the metal underneath. They may wear the natural enamel of the opposing teeth as time goes on.
All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns are rampant and provide quality aesthetic results. Similar to all porcelain dental options, they can wear opposing teeth as time goes on.
Missing teeth not only make chewing and talking harder, but they are also prone to triggering other problems as time goes on. The teeth next to the space in your mouth can move into the empty space later on, which can influence your bite and lead to gum disease or other disorders like TMJ (temporomandibular joint problems).
One way to fix a gap created by a missing tooth is by using a dental bridge. Bridges are also useful in sealing a space where one or more tooth is missing. They are conjoined with natural teeth or implants around the space where the tooth was extracted from. Two types of bridges exist: movable and permanent. Removable dental bridges, also referred to as partial dentures, can be extracted and cleaned, and permanent dental bridges, otherwise called dentures.
We prescribe to you the best and appropriate bridge ensure a most healthy mouth and happiest smile. With appropriate care and dental hygiene, your bridge will sustain your smile for several years into the future.
Be informed about the advantages of dental bridges, materials utilized and the types of bridges we provide.
Dental bridges enable you to perform the following:
Restore the ability to chew and speak properly
Maintain the shape of your face, preventing lip or face collapse
Distribute the forces in your bite to alleviate stress on other teeth
Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of position and into the gap
Every single dental bridge is produced distinctly and tailor-made to fittingly address your personal situation. Our dentist will guide you in deciding the kind of dental bridge that best suits your situation.
Conventional dental bridges are the most prevalent kind of dental bridge. They produce a crown on both sides of the missing tooth, and the replacement tooth in the middle. Conventional bridges are composed of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramic.
Cantilever dental bridges are utilized when the replacement tooth can only be propped up against only side alone. It is usually utilized when there’s limited space and the stress will be reduced.
Maryland bonded dental bridges are predominantly used to bridge front teeth together. This type utilized metal or resin “wings” on both sides of the bridge that are linked together with the existing teeth. A Maryland bonded bridge is also referred to as a resin-bonded bridge. A large benefit of this method is that only little shaping of the anchor teeth is required.
Implant-backed dental bridges are prescribed when you are missing more than a tooth. This method involves putting two or more dental implants with space in the middle. These implants function as the anchors for the permanently cemented bridgework. Dental implants copy tooth roots and maintain the strength of the jaw bone and solidly aid the bridge.
Dental bridges are composed of several different types of materials such as gold, alloy, porcelain or a fusion of them. Our dentist will work with you to decide what material will be most beneficial to you.
Prior to the creation of either a crown or a bridge, the tooth (or teeth) must be decreased in size to enable the crown or bridge to fit over it adequately. After decreasing the tooth/teeth, your dentist will make an imprint to produce an exact mold for the crown or bridge.
Dental crowns and bridges are made to copy real teeth. To avoid causing damage to your new crown or bridge, stay away from consuming hard foods, ice or other hard objects. Crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they loosen or fall out occasionally. The main step you can take to make sure that your crown lasts long is to practice proper oral hygiene.
We use the finest materials on the market to make sure that your crown or dental bridge lasts for a long time. You can pick from porcelain, gold or silver to achieve your desired look at a price that is affordable for you. If you require a dental crown or bridge as a portion of your revival dentistry, we can produce a transient crown to fill in your smile while producing your permanent dental tooth simultaneously.
Regardless of what happens, you can always rely on Queens Medical Center to care for and satisfy your needs.