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Dental Crowns and Bridges
When you need a bridge or a dental crown, you want fast, efficient service and treatment that works for your schedule and budget. Crowns and bridges are typically used for patients with decayed, fractured, damaged, or missing teeth, and they can make your smile look whole and healthy again. Since they mimic the appearance of your original teeth, you can expect long-lasting correction of your dental issues. We can improve the appearance of your smile and make it easier for you to eat with crowns and bridges that fit your lifestyle.
Dental crowns are like a cap that is placed permanently over a damaged tooth. It can be cemented to the tooth and remain in place for years. A crown will provide you with quality and value, and looks natural while improving your confidence and comfort. Crowns are often used on teeth that are too damaged for fillings, and can also be put over the top of a dental implant.
Bridges are another option for people who want to restore their smile and ability to eat certain foods more easily. Bridges are used to fill in where original teeth are missing, and can be used for a single tooth or in an area where several teeth have been lost or removed. Dental bridges are cemented to the supporting teeth or fixed onto a dental implant that has been placed next to the area from which the teeth are missing.
Replacing Missing Teeth is Important
Not only do you get a cosmetic advantage from replacing missing teeth, but you also have the ability to chew more easily and speak more clearly when you have all your teeth. A space in your mouth where one or more teeth are missing can also cause the remaining teeth to shift position and move out of alignment. The shifting can cause bite and jaw problems, along with higher risks of gum disease and tooth decay.
What to Expect From a Dental Bridge
Dental bridges may take more than one visit to complete, but they are well worth it to restore proper functionality to your mouth. When a bridge is fitted correctly and everything is in order, the bridge is permanently cemented to the teeth around it so you can rely on it to remain strong and stable. The area around the bridge may be sensitive to temperature and pressure for a few days, but that will fade over time. How long your dental bridge lasts depends on the kind of care it receives as well as the quality of the material it is made from.
We are dedicated to making sure we use only quality material in our dental bridges, so you can expect yours to last for years to come. Taking good care of it is also important, though, and you will want to focus on regular exams and cleanings to make sure your bridge is holding up well. Any problems with it are much easier to handle when they are caught and corrected early.
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