Teeth suffer decay and damage all the time, and some may go missing altogether.
The good news is that there are many restorative dentistry solutions available to you including crowns and bridges. You will love the incredibly natural looking and feeling results, and will smile with confidence once again!
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What are dental crowns?
A dental crown, also known as a cap, fully encases the visible portion of a tooth. Crowns strengthen and protect damaged, fractured, or chipped teeth, as well as those that have undergone root canals. They also cover implants to restore missing teeth. Porcelain or composite crowns offer cosmetic dentistry solutions for discolored, misaligned, gapped, or misshapen teeth, with incredible aesthetic results.
Inlays and onlays, also known as partial crowns, are used when there is too much tooth structure missing to be repaired using a filling, but not enough damage to the tooth to warrant a full crown. Inlays are bonded to the damaged chewing surfaces of a tooth, while onlays typically cover one or more tooth cusps.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges are attached to natural teeth or crowns on either side of a gap. They are usually made of porcelain fused to metal to achieve both strength and a natural appearance.
Crown and bridge care
You will need to maintain a meticulous dental care routine. Brush and floss regularly, taking extra care to floss around your crowns. Avoid sticky, hard foods to prevent damage to your restoration. To clean under a bridge, you can use a dental floss threader or a water flosser.
The most important thing you can do to maintain your oral health is to keep up with your dental checkups and cleanings every six months. That will allow us to detect and correct problems before they progress. With proper care, your restorations have the potential of lasting a lifetime!
Quality restorations near me
Visit Golden Heart Dental in Fairbanks, AK to learn more about dental crowns and bridges, and how they can enhance your oral health and your smile. Our experienced team is committed to providing you with quality restorations using cutting-edge technology and techniques. Call us today!
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