Crowns and Bridges
Crown and Bridges Belmont WA
Dental crowns and bridges are fixed restorations used to replace a missing or damaged tooth or teeth.
Crowns are caps, made to look and function like your teeth that protect damaged portions of the tooth. They are usually necessary when a root canal treatment is performed, or the teeth are damaged by trauma.
Crowns strengthen and protect the tooth. Your Belmont WA dentist will reshape the remaining tooth and fit you with a temporary crown.
In a few weeks, you will return to have your final crown placed. With proper care, crowns can last for a long time.
Bridges are used to replace missing tooth/teeth when the adjacent teeth are healthy enough to support the restoration. Bridges come in three types: the conventional, cantilever, and resin-bonded bridges.
Advantages of Crowns and Bridges in Belmont WA
- Restores and maintains the bite alignment
- Keeps opposing teeth in their proper place
- Prevents shifting of adjacent teeth
- Discourages further decay and periodontal disease
- Improves your smile, speech, and chewing function
Dental crowns and bridges are used to fix several dental problems:
- Replace a large filling when there isn’t adequate tooth remaining
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
- Repair a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cap/cover dental implants
- Cover a discoloured or poorly shaped tooth
- Cover a tooth that has a root canal treatment
The Dental Crowns and Bridges Procedure
Crowning or Capping a Tooth
On your first visit, your Belmont WA dentist may take X-rays to check the root and supporting bone of the tooth. The tooth is filed down along the chewing surface, to help crowns be fit snugly over the tooth.
After filing the tooth, your Belmont WA dentist will use paste, putty, or a digital scanner to take impressions of the tooth. The impressions are sent to the dental laboratory where the crown will be fabricated.
Your Belmont WA dentist will cap you with a temporary crown while the final crown is being manufactured.
Receiving the Permanent Dental Crown
At the second visit, your Belmont WA dentist will remove the temporary crown and check the fit and colour of the final crown.
On your initial visit, the abutment teeth are shaped by removing a portion of enamel and dentin to make room for the crown. Impressions of your teeth are then created. Your Belmont WA dentist will place a temporary bridge while your bridge is being fabricated in a dental laboratory.
During your second visit, the temporary bridge will be removed, and the new permanent bridge will be adjusted to achieve the perfect fit.
If the bridge is fixed, your Belmont WA dentist may bond it in place for a few days, making sure it fits perfectly. When the final fit is achieved, the bridge is permanently bonded in place.
Care for Crowns and Bridges
While dental restorations are made to last for a long time, they sometimes loosen or fall out. To keep your restorations in good condition, maintain a good oral hygiene routine. A bridge can loosen if the teeth or bone holding it in place are infected or damaged.
Keep your mouth healthy by brushing using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-containing toothpaste twice a day and flossing once daily. Also, see your Belmont WA dentist regularly for check-ups and cleans.
To prevent any damage to your crown or bridge, avoid biting and chewing hard foods, ice, or other hard objects.
Crowns and Bridges in Belmont WA
At Epsom Dental Care, we offer cutting-edge designs and fine materials in creating quality crowns and bridges.
For high-quality dental crowns and bridges and excellent work on restorative dental treatments, consult with your Belmont WA dentist today!
Here at Epsom Dental Care, we pride ourselves with our one visit Crowns, Veneers, Inlays and Onlays. We have the latest CEREC Omnicam which makes these restorations in less than 3 hours! It is hassle-free for our patients, no more temporaries, multiple dental visits and see how we make your tooth in-house!
We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.