Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that can be used to cover damaged and missing teeth. Crowns and Bridges are bonded to the existing teeth or implants. These are also used to make your teeth stable by restoring its shape and strength thus enabling a stronger bite. Your dentist would opt for a crown when the tooth cannot be repaired with a filling anymore.
Bridges are an effective way to cover the gap between any implants or the gaps formed due to missing teeth thereby restoring function and appearance.
Your dentist may recommend Crowns and Bridges to:
- Improve the appearance, shape and alignment of a tooth.
- Protect weak teeth from getting fractured
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Cover a dental implant or a root canal treatment
- Replace missing teeth
- Address gum disease issues and TMJ issues
- Prevent further damage of cracked or chipped teeth
- Replace fillings
Crowns and Bridges are highly durable and can last a lifetime. It is important to follow good oral hygiene practices to ensure longevity of the crown/bridge. Dental crowns usually take two appointments to complete. Common experiences during this procedure include tooth sensitivity and general discomfort which subsides after the placement of the crown.
One common question that we have encountered over the years is that: will people be able to tell if I have a crown or a bridge? We would like to assure you that the choice of materials would be presented to you, we would however suggest porcelain, because of its resemblance to the natural human teeth. Our patients are also concerned about the foods that should be avoided after one has crowns/bridges placed. We advise our patients to avoid foods which occur extensive chewing like candies, raw vegetables etc. In an unlikely event, if your damaged bridge cannot be repaired, we would need to replace it.
At Walnut Street Smiles, Dr.Shamloo and Dr.Garima provide Crowns & Bridges in Philadelphia. Depending upon the number of missing teeth, a full or partial bridge maybe suggested. Our team of dedicated professionals have your best interests and budget in mind and will guide you accordingly. Call us today on (215) 564-1025 to schedule a visit!