Crowns and Bridges
Family Dentist in Weston FL
Crowns and Fixed Bridges
We offer beautiful porcelain crowns and bridges to restore the appearance of your smile and maintain the functionality of your teeth, allowing you to chew properly and comfortably.
The functions of a crown consist of changing a large filling when there isn’t sufficient tooth remaining, protecting a weak tooth from fracturing, masking a dental implant, covering a discolored, or protecting a teeth that has had root canal treatment. Additionally known as caps a crown is most common Dental Restoration Procedure work in Cosmetic Dentistry.
Dental bridges literally create a bridge for the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, which can result in an imbalanced bite. This can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
Crown and Bridges FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the benefits of a crown?
-Aesthetics: It restores the shape, size, strength and appearance of your original tooth.
-Protection: It provides the best protection for a weak tooth of any restoration.
-Durability: It can last 15 years or longer if you care well for it.
What is the process for obtaining a crown or bridge?
The process of fitting crowns and bridges requires two or tree visits. During the first session we takes X-rays to assess the health of your mouth.
To protect the prepared teeth between visits a temporary bridge or crown may be bonded (you must also avoid hard or sticky food and keep the temporary bridge or crown clean). During the second session: the temporary bridge or crown is removed. The permanent crown or bridge is checked for color and fit. If you and your dentist are happy with your crown or bridge, it is permanently fixed in place with dental glue.
Will I need a root canal before getting a dental crown?
Root canals are not required to place a crown, but all teeth that have undergone root canal treatment should be crowned.
How long does a porcelain crown last?
A porcelain crown or porcelain veneer, properly manufactured and bonded, should last 20 years or more. A crown is used when a tooth is compromised by wear, fracture, decay, large fillings, or root canal. A veneer is used for more conservative reasons, usually esthetic. If you tooth is healthy, you should not be thinking about an implant.
What are the types of dental crowns?
Crowns are made from a variety of single and combined materials; these include gold, metal alloys, ceramic, porcelain, composite resin, and zirconia. Many combination crowns are made from a layer of porcelain fused to a metal base.
How do I care for my crown or bridge?
While a crowned tooth does not require any special care, you should continue to follow good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day – especially around the crown area where the gum meets the tooth.
Our Dental Team cannot remove a Bridge for cleaning because they are cemented in place it must be cleaned daily using special dental floss to keep the teeth healthy.
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