How Crowns & Bridges Can Help!
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are used to cover a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its strength, shape, and appearance. Crowns are made of various materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials. They can be used to protect a cracked tooth from breaking or a tooth after a root canal.
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Bridges are anchored in place by dental crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are made of the same materials as crowns and can be designed to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
The procedure for getting a dental crown or bridge typically involves two or more appointments. At the first appointment, the dentist will prepare the tooth or teeth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to make room for the crown or bridge. The dentist will take an impression of the prepared tooth or teeth and send it to a dental lab where the crown or bridge will be made. At the second appointment, the dentist will check the fit and color of the crown or bridge and make any necessary adjustments. Once the fit is satisfactory, the dentist will cement the crown or bridge in place.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
On average, dental crowns and bridges last between 5-15 years. However, if taken care of, they have the ability to last for decades.
Are dental crowns and bridges painful?
The procedure for getting a dental crown or bridge is typically not painful, as the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic. Some mild discomfort may be experienced afterwards, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Can dental crowns and bridges be used to replace missing teeth?
Yes, dental bridges are specifically used to replace missing teeth, they are anchored in place by dental crowns placed on the teeth on either side of the gap.
Are dental crowns and bridges covered by insurance?
Many insurance plans cover dental crowns and bridges, but the coverage can vary depending on the specific plan. It’s best to check with your insurance provider to see what is covered.
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In conclusion, dental crowns and bridges are two common options for restoring damaged or missing teeth. At New Day Dental in Macclenny, FL, we use the latest techniques and materials to provide high-quality dental crowns and bridges that will look and feel like natural teeth. The procedure typically involves two or more appointments, and the lifespan can vary depending on the materials used and the patient’s oral hygiene. We also take into consideration insurance coverage. Our goal is to help our patients to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile.