Safe and Sturdy Tooth Restorations for Confident Smiles
Addison Grove Dental uses dental crowns and bridges as part of our long-lasting tooth restoration services in Addison. We strive to help you regain full dental function to bite, chew, speak, and smile with confidence again. If you are experiencing a fractured, chipped, or missing tooth that hinders your quality of life, Dr. Singh and the rest of our team will carefully evaluate your needs to tailor a restorative treatment plan to your needs.
Our office serves clients from Addison, Richardson, Dallas, and Carrolton. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm. If this is your first time visiting us, you are eligible for a free consultation. Do you have any questions about our services? Our staff members are happy to answer them in English, Hindi/Punjabi, or Spanish. In addition to accepting many insurance providers, we have an in-house membership plan available to make dental care more accessible.
Health and Aesthetic Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are lasting prosthetic solutions to restore missing or severely damaged teeth. Crowns, also referred to as caps, replace the visible part of an individual tooth. We can place them on a natural root or a dental implant. Bridges can replace one or several teeth, filling the space between the remaining teeth. We secure a dental bridge to the natural teeth or implants adjacent to the space it covers.
Dental crowns can help:
- Improve appearance, shape, and alignment of damaged or discolored teeth
- Strengthen teeth after root canal therapy
- Restore a tooth worn down by bruxism
- Cover a dental implant to complete a tooth replacement
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Dental bridges help fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth. They help prevent the remaining teeth from drifting, which can lead to malocclusion problems, gum disease, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
What to Expect When Getting a Crown or Bridge
During your first crown or bridge treatment appointment, we prepare the treated tooth or teeth. Our staff members then take impressions of your mouth so we can send them to the lab. These impressions help the technicians create your custom-fit dental restoration. In the meantime, we provide you with a temporary crown or bridge to facilitate your daily activities.
At your follow-up visit, we switch your temporary restoration for the permanent one after we make sure the fit is accurate and comfortable. If everything works as expected, we secure your definitive crown or bridge. At Addison Grove Dental, we use porcelain or ceramic restorations for their strength, durability, and aesthetic qualities.
Appropriate oral hygiene is crucial for the longevity of your tooth restoration. Your daily routine should include brushing your teeth and flossing twice a day. We usually recommend that you avoid biting on hard foods to preserve your crown or bridge. Scheduling your regular dental examinations at least every six months is also vital to support your oral health and overall well-being. With consistent care, your tooth restoration can last ten years or more.
How Long Do Crowns and Bridges Last?
The lifespan of crowns and bridges can vary depending on several factors, including the materials used, oral hygiene practices, and the overall health of the patient's mouth. On average, well-maintained dental crowns and bridges can last between 5 to 15 years or more.
Regular oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups, can significantly extend the life of crowns and bridges. Avoiding habits like teeth grinding and chewing on hard objects can also help prevent premature damage.
It's important to note that individual experiences may vary, and some crowns and bridges might need replacement sooner due to factors like wear and tear, changes in oral health, or accidents. Consulting with our Addison dentist and following their recommendations for care and maintenance can help maximize the longevity of dental crowns and bridges.