A crown is more than just something you wear on your head, and a bridge is more than just something you drive over to get across a river. They are excellent dental restoration methods that can be used to repair or replace teeth. Here is some further information concerning crowns and bridges you should brush up on before getting either treatment.
Dental crowns can be custom built to match the shape and color of the rest of your teeth. They are generally used when a tooth is damaged but the underlying structure is still there. They are great for chipped, cracked or drastically discolored teeth. A crown can also be placed over a tooth that has undergone a root canal.
For the procedure, a portion of your tooth will be removed. A temporary crown will be placed over it while the permanent one is being designed in a lab. You will return to our dentist’s office at a later date to get the permanent one put in. Taking care of your new dental crown is easy, and with proper maintenance, it should last you up to 15 years.
A dental bridge is used to replace a tooth that has been lost entirely. It accomplishes this by utilizing three crowns fused together. The crown in the middle fills in the spot of the lost tooth while the two crowns on the side are placed over the teeth adjacent to the gap. Similarly to crowns, you will need a temporary bridge while your permanent one is being made, but afterward, you are given a first-class restoration. Taking care of your teeth will help ensure your bridge lasts up to 15 years or longer.
Talk with Dr. Lawrence Schneider and his team to see which restoration is best for you. Our dentists are highly qualified to perform cosmetic dentistry in Blue Ash, OH. Therefore, we can help you get the smile of your dreams. Call us today to make an appointment.
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