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One of the classic ways to replace missing space(s) in your mouth is through dental crowns and bridges. They are commonly applied to aid with smile restoration, and at Sunny Dental, our experienced dentist and knowledgeable staff would be delighted to assist you in getting the dental crowns or bridges required.

What are crowns and bridges?

Crown: A crown, sometimes known as a cap, acts like a helmet to the tooth. Sometimes after root canal, large restoration, or a chip, a tooth can be at risk of fracturing. In cases like this, a crown is used to cover up the weak portion of the tooth. At Sunny Dental, a full porcelain crown is used rather than metal crown. A full porcelain crown has natural, life-like look while maintaining the same strength as a traditional metal crown.

Bridges: A dental bridge is used to repair the gap left by one or more missing teeth, whereas a crown is used to cover an existing tooth. The two neighboring teeth next of the missing space are used as anchors. While dental implant is a good alternative to bridges, there are cases where a dental bridge is amore suitable option. One example of such case is when there is gum disease present in the patients mouth.

When are dental crowns and dental bridges necessary?

Dental Crowns: The crown is used as a cover on an existing tooth that needs support. A crown is used when a tooth

  • is decayed
  • is damaged from trauma
  • has a failed filling
  • has gone through bruxism
  • becomes misshaped 

Dental Bridges: To replace lost teeth, dental bridges are employed. The other teeth may slip out of position if a lost tooth is not replaced, severely harming oral health. Your smile’s aesthetics, your ability to speak clearly, and your ability to chew food can all be affected by misaligned teeth. Our dentist will evaluate your oral health and determine whether a bridge is the best treatment option for you if you have a lost tooth.

How are crowns and bridges made?

Crowns: Your dentist will take an imprint of your bite if you need a crown for a tooth that is broken or is rotting. They can choose the ideal form for your replacement tooth based on that model. 

A lab will receive the model of your bite and your choice of teeth color, and fabricate the permanent crown accordingly. This typically takes about two weeks. 

Bridges: To ensure that your bridge will fit properly on the teeth at the outer edges of the area of loss, your dentist will first have to reduce their size. Then a impression model is taken and sent to the lab along with your choice of tooth color. While the bridge is being made in the lab, your dentist will temporarily cover the prepared teeth with crowns or bridges.

Why do many people need crown/ bridge treatment?

You may lose your teeth by accident, or they might get misshaped or decayed. Over time, your tooth can even lose its normal working capacity. These problems in structure can cause many of problems in your daily life, such as with talking or chewing. 

Deciding to get a crown can give your broken and weak teeth strength and improved shape. It ca also help with eating and other daily function. A bridge gives you a new tooth that is strong and usable like it used to be. These treatments not only make your smile brighter but also increase your confidence.

frequently asked questions

How long does a crown/bridge last?

The industry standard is 5 years given proper care of your oral health. Daily brushing and flossing or required to maintain the health of the product.

Is a dental bridge or implant better?

Both have its place in dentistry. Dental implant is the most life like way to replace a missing tooth. However, there are cases where dental bridge is more suitable for the patient. Sunny Dental will help you evaluate your oral health and provide the most suitable option.

How long does it take to make a crown or bridge?

Typically it takes two weeks for the dental lab to fabricate the customized product before sending back to the dental office.

Are crown and bridges noticeable in the mouth?

No, Sunny Dental tries its best to make it blend with your other teeth so that it can make you smile like before.

Do crowns and bridges require root canals?

It depends. When there are extensive cavities or infection, a root canal might be required before starting the crown or bridge.

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