Dental Crowns And Bridges

crowns and bridges What You Need To Know About Crowns And Bridgework In Pensacola

Are you missing one or more teeth due to poor oral hygiene, injury, or some other reason? If so, you have come to the right place. My Dentist offers highly effective dental treatments for your condition. In fact, dental crowns and bridges are two of the best ways to solve your problems. My Dentist is a trusted name in Pensacola for high-quality crowns and bridgework that help bring back your lost smile. Dental crowns are usually used when a tooth is cracked or damaged due to whatever reason while a dental bridge helps when more than one tooth is missing. Here is why you need to rely on My Dentist in Pensacola to improve your appearance and bring back that lost smile!

What Are Dental Crowns?

 Dental crowns are an artificial tooth made from ceramic or porcelain materials. Crowns can be customized depending on the requirement of the patient. The color and texture of a tooth crown can be easily matched to your existing teeth. The strongest dental crowns are made by mixing gold alloy with porcelain or ceramic to improve its strength. The dentists at My Dentist will evaluate your condition and use a crown when a tooth is cracked, broken, or chipped. Our dentist will fill down and reshape the affected tooth into a smaller size. The decayed or broken part will be removed from the surface of the affected tooth so that the structure can support the crown. The tooth crown will be placed on the reshaped surface and cemented into its position. It will act as a cap on the reshaped tooth to improve its shape. Our expert team has extensive experience in restoring your lost smile with dental crowns.

What Is A Dental Bridge?

This is a prosthetic appliance used to treat patients with more than one missing tooth. A dental bridge is made from porcelain and fused to metal to improve the looks of the teeth. A tooth bridge will also improve the patient's chewing ability in the process. A dental bridge is made up of two or more crowns on either side of the gap. The anchoring teeth are known as abutment teeth and the in-between teeth are called pontics, and they are usually made from porcelain, alloys, gold, or any combination of such materials. The tooth bridge will be supported by the natural teeth of the patient or an implant. Bridgework teeth will improve your smile, and the ability to chew and speak clearly. It will also prevent the remaining teeth from drifting out of position and maintain the shape of your face. When you replace the missing teeth with a dental bridge, it will distribute the forces in your bite properly. 

Dental Crown And Bridge Procedure

The dental professionals at My Dentist offer same-day and multi-day dental crown and bridge procedures. First, our dentist will prepare the affected tooth or teeth that need the crowns. He or she will file down and remove a part of the outer layer of the affected tooth. An impression is made of the trimmed and surrounding teeth. If you opted for the multi-day tooth crown procedure, the dentist will place a temporary crown and ask you to come another day once the tooth crown is made in the lab. If you opted for the same-day tooth crown procedure, the dentist will create the dental crown right there in the office and cement it the same day.

If you opted for a dental bridge, you may have to visit the dental office more than once. The abutment teeth are prepared during the first day. Impressions of your teeth are made, and they serve as the model for the dental bridge to be made in the lab. The dentist will place a temporary tooth bridge and ask you to come another day. During your second visit, the dentist will place the permanent bridge and adjust it accordingly.

Call My Dentist in Pensacola for all your crowns and bridges!

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