Earlier, only dentures were used as a restorative treatment for your teeth. But the advancements in technology have introduced many other hassle-free procedures. Dental crowns and bridges are a few such approaches that we may recommend in case of cracked, chipped or one or more missing teeth.
Dental crowns are a restorative option for damaged, chipped, or broken teeth. Sometimes, we may recommend crowns to restore your discolored teeth as well. Dental crowns also play a role in different procedures such as bridges and root canals.
They are made using different materials – metal, ceramic, and ceramic on metal. When you walk into our clinic for the procedure, we will decide the material based on where the dental crown is to be placed. Crowns, if maintained well, last as long as fifteen years.
During the procedure, we may file down the affected teeth to make room for the crown. Most clinics require you have a temporary crown before your permanent crown is made. But owing to technology like CEREC, we offer same-day crown service at our clinic.
Bridges are a restorative option to replace one or more teeth. Gaps between your teeth cannot be overlooked as they lead to the shifting of your remaining teeth, thereby affecting your overall bite.
We make a dental bridge by creating a crown on either side of your teeth and placing false teeth between them. It is done by taking an impression of your teeth and then creating a crown to fit you properly. Bridges, if maintained properly, last for at least seven years.
How to Maintain Dental Crowns and Bridges?
The lifespan of both dental crowns and bridges depends upon how you care for them. Sometimes, both may fall out or become loose because of your lifestyle habits such as chewing hard food, not taking care of your oral health, suffering from other dental diseases, etc.
Cavities are the main culprit that makes dental bridges fall, and if you want the treatment to last long, you must maintain proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss between your teeth, particularly after eating your meals. We also recommend using mouthwashes, mouth rinses, and tongue scrapers.
All these habits not only ensure that the dental bridges and crowns last long but also keep other dental problems at bay. Visit our clinic for a routine check-up and professional dental cleaning.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Salt Lake City, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist in Salt Lake City UT, Dr. Bishop. Please call us at (801) 274-2500 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.