Dental crowns are used to protect, restore and cover a damaged or decaying tooth and it acts as a protective shield to your natural teeth. Dental bridges are used to bring your confidence back. With missing teeth there can be problems while chewing, smiling and even speaking or laughing comfortably which can be solved by dental bridges.
How Are Crowns and Bridge Done?
Firstly, the tooth structure is removed around the decayed or the damaged tooth in order to allow space for porcelain. After that in order to custom build the crown, impressions are taken which are sent to the dental experts at the laboratory. Your teeth need protection during this process so a temporary crown made of acrylic or stainless steel is fixed till the time the crown is prepared.
The crown when prepared is attached to your teeth and it would feel very natural and would look natural as well. The dental bridge is also bonded to the abutment teeth using a dental crown so that the bridge remains secure. The dentists at Texas Dental center makes sure that the dental crown or dental bridge feels comfortable and natural.
Am I a Candidate for Crowns or Bridge?
If you are committed to good oral hygiene, then visiting the dentist for a check-up is always a good option. Apart from that if you are having any of these problems then you should book an appointment:
- Damaged or decayed teeth
- Teeth that need proper alignment
- A change in the shape or size of the teeth.
Maintaining Your Crowns and Bridge
The crowns are made in a way that it feels like your natural teeth and so has problems like cavities same as the regular teeth. So you need to take care through regular flossing, brushing and using fluoride. A nightguard is also made to protect your crowns in case of grinding or clenching of your teeth. Also, take extra care of your crown if you have a habit of biting your fingernails as this would result in a fracture in the crown.
Book an appointment at Texas Dental Center and get the doctors for consulting all your dental problems.