WHAT IS A DENTAL CROWN?
Dental crowns in Buzzards Bay are custom prosthetics that fit over the entire visible portion of a tooth. A crown can protect a damaged tooth from further harm and bring back its function and appearance. Patients often require this type of restoration after root canal therapy, if they have a cavity that is too large for a filling to treat, or if they have a misshapen tooth that they wish to disguise.
Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures are prosthetic devices that are used to cover the fractured/damaged/decayed teeth or teeth with large fillings or used to replace single or multiple missing teeth.
Dental Crowns are cap-like coverings, which are custom made to cover a particular tooth mainly after the root canal treatment. Most of the crowns are made using the CAD/CAM (Computer Assisted Design/Computer Assisted Milling) technology for the accurate and detailed finishing of the tooth/teeth.
Looking for fixed teeth to replace missing teeth – Dental Bridges are the Most Affordable treatment Option.
A dental bridge consists of a pontic (which is the missing tooth/teeth) and is attached (cemented) to the surrounding teeth to act as a support.
Dental Bridges are the age-old choice for replacement of single or multiple missing teeth and yet are commonly used having an average span of 10-15 years.
Bridges are used to fill the gap when one or more teeth are missing in between. A bridge consists of a pontic (a filler tooth) and is attached to the surrounding crowns to cement it properly. The materials used to make crowns and bridge are – porcelain, zirconium ceramic etc.
REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES
Removable Partial Dentures was one of the 1st Dental Treatment option available to replace missing teeth. It was used very commonly until Dental Bridges starting gaining popularity.
The biggest drawback of Removable Partial Dentures is they need to remove at night and kept n re-worn again in the morning. Also, they need to be cleaned after every meal and at times are uncomfortable in eating.
The Basic Full Dentures were the treatment of choice for all senior citizens for all missing teeth.
Though a lot of advancement has been made like the introduction of flexible dentures yet its drawbacks remain like Removable Partial Dentures, that they need to be cleaned after meals and removed at night.
In today’s time, we can covert these basic removable dentures to a fixed Implant Supported Denture making it more comfortable to use.
At Aesthetic, we offer the latest crowns and dentures such as 3M lava crowns, Veneers Emax, Bruxzir, basic dentures, flexible dentures, cast partial dentures and implant supported dentures etc. to our customers.
MAINTAINING YOUR DENTAL CROWN OR BRIDGE
With proper care, you can reasonably expect your traditional crown or bridge to last for 5 – 10 years. In many cases, they last even longer than that.
To help your restoration remain functional and beautiful for the long haul, you should:
Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth. If you struggle with these habits, a nightguard, TMJ therapy, or some rest and relaxation may help you stop.
Attend regular dental visits. Our team will always check to make sure your crown or bridge is still doing its job. If we notice any problems, we will recommend repair or replacement.
Maintain excellent oral hygiene. You should always maintain diligent brushing and flossing habits. If you have a dental bridge, it is important that you use a floss threader to clean the area beneath your artificial tooth.