Dental crowns and bridges can assist you in regaining your smile by replacing lost teeth, repairing fractured teeth, and repairing decayed teeth. During your visit, your dentist will take an imprint for personalized temporary Encino crowns & bridges after you have been sedated. Next, they will lower the height and circumference of the tooth or bridge abutment teeth, ensuring that any decay is removed. They will put a thick floss-like length of cord in the gum pocket when they are done. The cable gently pulls the gum tissue away from the teeth to get a good imprint. They will then take the impression and send it to a dental lab to have the crown or bridge made. Finally, the rope will be cut, and the temporary crown will be placed. You will revisit a few weeks later for your permanent crown or bridge.
How long do crowns and bridges last?
Bridges and crowns can last a lifetime, but they are not indestructible. Poor dental hygiene is the primary cause of a shorter lifetime. Your crown or bridge will fail if you have a cavity on a tooth close to it. Brushing and flossing should be done regularly. You should floss the region beneath your bridge if you have one. Brushing twice every day and flossing once a day might dramatically increase the life of your crown or bridge.
When do you require crowns or bridges?
Crowns and bridges are used to correct various dental problems. When a crown is needed, it can be used in the following situations:
- A tooth has been destroyed or broken.
- A tooth has been damaged by too much decay.
- A tooth has significantly discolored.
- A tooth is crooked.
- A dental bridge requires an anchor.
A bridge is utilized to replace one or more missing teeth. It is also a viable option if your dentures are unstable, unpleasant, or unattractive.
After-care tips for crowns and bridges
Avoid biting your tongue or the insides of your cheeks if you have had anesthesia. Also, you should avoid chewy foods until the numbness has subsided. The temporary crown (or bridge) must be kept in place until the permanent crown is fitted. If the temporary crown becomes loose or painful, see your dentist. If you try to “glue” the temporary crown back in or “go without it,” your teeth may become sensitive or move slightly, preventing the permanent crown from being placed. You can temporarily secure the crown or bridge in place with a denture glue-like Fixodent until you see your dentist. Some cold sensitivity and soreness around the gums are common for the first few days. If you are on a temporary crown or bridge, avoid chewing anything hard or sticky like gum, crusty bread, taffy, and hard sweets. Brush as normal, but floss carefully.
Dental crowns and bridges are not permanent, despite their strength and durability. The danger of infection increases if a damaged crown or bride is left in place. If your crown or bridge is chipped, cracked, loose, or has fallen out, visit your dentist immediately. Call Sargon Dental or book an appointment today to learn more about crowns and bridges.