Damaged teeth might not only affect your smile, but make you feel less comfortable and confident in your everyday life. If having some kind of teeth damage you should see your dentist as soon as possible and find the right solution for your problem.
A dental crown is usually used to restore a broken or cracked tooth, to hold a dental bridge in place or cover dental implant or a broken tooth. It could be made of different materials and provides long-lasting results. They restore the functionality of a tooth and improve your smile.
Let’s talk about some things that you need to know before considering getting dental crowns or bridges.
None of them is better than the other. The restoration completely depends on the patient. The main difference is that a dental crown is used to replace a single tooth, while bridges are used when you need to replace multiple teeth.
Another difference is that a crown is placed directly on the damaged tooth or implant. While a bridge is attached to the two teeth on the side of it. Despite these differences they’re both used for the same thing.
You can consider getting dental crowns or bridges if:
Restorative dentistry gets good oral health. It prevents the need of more dental procedures and also gives you bach your smile.
The process usually takes at least two visits to a dentist’s clinic. . However, thanks to our most recent dental equipment, at the Gallegos Family Dentistry we can complete the procedure within just one day, so you don’t need to make any more appointments.
As we already mentioned the material of the crown depends on the patients needs
One of the most used is acrylic crowns.
There are also porcelain crowns, which are made to resemble your natural teeth.
Another material that is being used is ceramic. It tends to be lighter that porcelain but isn’t as durable so it requires special care.
Metal and gold alloys have been used the longest due to their durability. However, the are more expensive than other options and don’t look as natural.
The process is done under anesthesia to remove any pain or discomfort for the patient. After the anesthesia wears off, you might feel minimal pain which could last for a couple of hours
Dental crowns can last between 5 and 15 years. Their lifespan really depends on your eating habits, oral hygiene, and where it is located it the mouth. In order to make them last longer make sure that you brush and floss daily and avoid biting on hard surfaces.
Getting a dental crown or bridge is a quick and painless procedure. They are also easy to maintain and last a really long time. You shouldn’t hesitate to use them to get your smile back to it’s perfect condition.
So is you have any reason to consider getting dental crowns or bridges contact Gallegos Family Dentistry to schedule your appointment. Our team of professionals will do the best to bring the smile back on your face in no time.