Missing teeth and dental decay are a common problem for many people. Not only are they unpleasant to look at, but they can also cause a number of other issues including bad bite patterns and gum disease. At Go 2 Dental in Sarasota Florida, we have several options for restoring your missing or damaged teeth, including crowns and bridges.
A dental crown restores the shape, size, and appearance of a tooth. It may also strengthen a tooth that is weak, and improve the way you bite.
For this reason, it’s important to see your dentist regularly for a routine cleaning and exam. This will help to keep your teeth healthy and strong, which is key to a long-lasting bridge or crown.
The type of crown you choose will depend on your unique needs, so it’s important to consult with your dentist and explore all the options available. At Blue Ash Dental Group, we offer a range of options, from traditional to porcelain fused to metal crowns.
During your first visit, Dr. Martinez will take impressions of your teeth and prepare them for a bridge or crown. Once you return for a second appointment, he will check the fit of the bridge and cement it into place.
Dental bridges are a popular option for patients who are missing one or more teeth. They can help you feel more comfortable and smile with confidence again.
They’re also more cost-effective than other types of dental restorations, and can be customized to match your existing teeth. At Blue Ash Dental Group, we often use 100% porcelain bridges that deliver a lifelike appearance.
When you come in for your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals for treatment and work with you to decide which restoration is right for you. Whether you need a crown or bridge, we’ll recommend the best option for your unique situation.
We’ll then make molds and impressions of your teeth, and send them to a lab for production. Using this information, your dentist will custom-make your new bridge.
The process is simple and usually takes only two visits. Your first visit will involve trimming your abutment teeth to ensure they’re ready for the bridge. Next, impressions and molds will be taken, and a temporary bridge will be placed to protect them until the permanent one arrives from the lab.
At this time, your dentist will also remove any debris that has built up around your abutment teeth. This will allow the abutment teeth to heal and adjust to the new bridge.
Your bridge or crown will need to be cleaned daily, just like your natural teeth. Brushing with a small amount of toothpaste, flossing, and keeping up with your regular dental appointments will ensure that your bridge or crown stays healthy.