Crowns and Bridge Dentistry
Korel Family Dentistry delivers a variable number of trusted and reliable dental services for patients of all ages throughout El Cajon, CA. Dental bridges procedures, dental crowns procedure, veneers, implants, and other dental procedures that help to improve the appearance of your smile and enables you to look and feel natural. We are dedicated to enlightening our patients; this implies that after your appointment you will discover the treatment options, cost of the treatment procedures and which therapy will suit your needs. You may be interested in the latest improvement in oral medical care that can now restore the aesthetic and normal functionality of your simile with reduced encroaching procedures as well as reduced recovery time, that is if you have removed teeth before because of a gum trauma, disease or root infection. Patients both young and young can benefit from custom bridges that help to fill up those annoying gaps and also help to straighten the surrounding teeth.
What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are quite irremovable prosthetic devices which are fixed onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be extracted by a dentist. These devices are unique and dissimilar to other dental devices such as dentures which you can take out and clean daily.
How do Crowns Work?
+The crown serves a “cap” which is used to entirely cover a discolored, decayed, cracked or a missing tooth. A dental crown procedure can improve the actual look, shape, and alignment of the tooth aside strengthening it. It will require a tooth-like shape and structure for a general functionality; the crown can also be placed on top of an implant. Each Porcelain or ceramic crowns provided to cover the tooth has the same color of your natural teeth so as to match uniformly. Other materials such as gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic are stronger than porcelain and best suitable for the back teeth. Often a porcelain bonded to a metal shell is used because it not only strong but attractive too.
A crown is recommended by a dentist when any of the following listed below occurs;
- -When you need to replace a large filling
- -enough tooth remaining
- -To prevent a tooth from further getting damaged
- -Restore a fractured tooth
- -To attach a bridge
- -To cover a dental implant
- -To cover a stained or poorly shaped tooth
- -To cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
How do Bridges Work?
+A dentist suggests the use of a dental bridge procedure when you have one or more teeth missing. The teeth are eventually caused to displace or shift into space if gaps left by missing teeth which leads to poor chewing. The impairment can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders if not treated.
+Commonly, bridges are used for replacement of one or more missing teeth. However, they are used to fill the space created when the teeth are missing. Bridges are fixed to the natural teeth or implants around the empty space. The abutments which are regarded as supportive teeth which serve as an anchor for the bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is placed next to the crowns that cover the abutments. We have unique types of bridges, so you have a choice to select the kind of materials you want for bridges, the same goes with the crown. Your dentist can assist you based on deciding which type of materials to be used; this solely depends on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its functionality, beauty considerations, and price.
Dental crowns procedures and dental bridges procedure last a lifetime, though they might sometimes become loose. The most relevant procedure you need to take into consideration is to ensure the lasting duration of your crown or if the bridge can practice proper oral hygiene. A bridge won’t be strong enough if any dental disease afflicts the teeth or bone holding it in place. In order maintain healthy teeth and gums, brush twice a day and floss daily using fluoride toothpaste. Also get schedule appointment with your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
+It is not advisable to chew hard foods, ice, eat sugary substances or other hard objects to avoid damaging your newly fixed crown.
Our Dental Crown Procedure: The dental Crown procedure is arranged in the following steps according to the results of the
- • Preparation of the teeth
- • Taking the impression
- • Insertion of the Temporary Crown
- • Construction of the Crown
- • Insertion of the final Crown
+Fixing a dental crown procedure typically involves two visits. During your first visit, in order to obtain crowns that will easily fit into your teeth, the dentist will have to prep the teeth. An impression which is going to be used to construct your crown is taken.
A temporary crown is then fixed onto the teeth. On the next visit, the permanent crown will be ready to be fixed. At this time, the temporary crown will be removed by the dentist, and your permanent crown will be fastened immediately with a special adhesive. Afterward, your crown should look, function as usual and feel like a regular tooth.
Today you can contact Korel Family Dentistry for your first time consultation. Schedule an appointment and we’ll give you something to smile about in El Cajon, CA. Dental bridges and other elective cosmetic procedures are available with custom treatment plans. Our helpful and gentle staff utilizes the latest advances in technology and medical science to provide tender care in a sterile environment. We are proudly committed to the needs of our patients and look forward to fielding any questions or concerns you might have. Call today to speak to one of our friendly team members.