What are Crowns & Bridges?
Crowns & Bridges are customized tooth prosthetics used for tooth replacement. They are removable and will be cemented permanently over the natural tooth structure or dental implant surfaces.
Crowns are commonly used to "cap" a damaged tooth or to cover an implant, thereby giving it additional strength and improving its alignment. And bridges are used to fill the space when the patient is missing one or more teeth.
Who can get Crowns & Bridges?
Usually, crowns and bridges are not recommended if you are under 18 years old. If your tooth is inflamed, cracked, or too much damaged, the dentist advises a root canal before implanting a crown or bridge. It is better to undergo a thorough check-up before opting for crown or bridge placement.
Crowns & Bridges Replacement Procedure
At Simpli Smiles, after the consultation, the dentist will determine proper spacing and optimal esthetics. And as per these insights from the first appointment, customized teeth prosthetic will be prepared using porcelain materials to match your teeth' shade. Meanwhile, you will get a temporary restoration too.
During the second visit, the dentist will remove this temporary crown or bridge restoration. The final crown or bridge will then be evaluated and adjusted for ideal fit and appearance and will be placed using a strong adhesive.
The healing time will be 7 -10 days, but it can take up to 3 months for a full recovery in some cases. There will be a minor sensitivity to heat or cold and soreness in the gums following the treatment.
Benefits of Crowns & Bridges
Crowns and bridges can restore both the function and appearance of your teeth.
- Protection and stability to the teeth
- Restoring tooth cracks, fractures, large fillings, etc.
- No more tooth pain or sensitivity
- Chewing foods is not a painful experience anymore
- Improved self-confidence
- Fixed and long term solution
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at 516-336-4902, and we'll guide you further.