Uncovered: Dental Crowns & Bridges

News | 17.05.2024

Let’s dive straight into the world of Dental Crowns and Bridges. At Crossings Dental, we are determined to shed light on how these treatments strengthen teeth, fill gaps, and enhance your smile. Get ready to uncover the essentials for achieving a confident grin through the wonders of Dental restoration. 

Understanding Dental Crowns and Bridges: 

So let’s get into it! Imagine Dental Crowns as protective shields for compromised teeth, fortifying their integrity, while Bridges serve as an elegant solution for restoring the gaps left by missing teeth, fostering harmony and functionality within the oral cavity aesthetics. 

Why Are Dental Crowns Used? 

 Dental Crowns have many uses: 

  1. Strengthening and protecting weakened teeth: From fractures to decay, Crowns provide crucial reinforcement, safeguarding against further damage and preserving Dental health.
  1. Restoring form and function: By restoring the natural structure and aesthetics of damaged teeth, Crowns enable patients to regain confidence in their smiles and oral function.
  1. Preserving treated teeth post-root canal therapy: Following root canal treatment, the blood supply is cut off therefore increasing the risk of tooth fracture. A Crown acts as a protective cover, ensuring the longevity and vitality of the treated tooth.

Why are Dental Bridges Used? 

Let’s explore the invaluable role of Dental Bridges: 

  1. Bridging the gap: Dental Bridges elegantly fill the gap left by missing teeth, restoring facial aesthetics, and supporting proper Dental alignment.
  1. Preventing Dental drift: By anchoring onto adjacent teeth, Bridges prevent the shifting of neighbouring teeth into the empty spaces, maintaining a strong bite.
  1. Enhancing chewing function: With a Dental Bridge, patients can enjoy restored chewing function, granting them better access to a wide range of foods with ease and comfort.

Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges: 

Now, let’s look at the benefits of Crowns and Bridges: 

  1. Cosmetic refinement: Crowns and Bridges seamlessly blend with natural teeth, giving patients something to really smile about.
  1. Functional restoration: Through the restoration of Dental integrity and a stronger bite, Crowns and Bridges empower patients to partake in daily activities with confidence.
  1. Longevity and resilience: Fabricated from durable materials and guided by meticulous craftsmanship, Crowns and Bridges offer enduring solutions, promising sustained Dental health and vitality.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Crowns and Bridges: 

Will getting Dental Crowns or Bridges hurt? 

Modern Dental techniques ensure minimal discomfort during the procedure. Your Dentist at Crossings Dental will administer local anesthesia to ensure you’re comfortable throughout. 

How long do Dental Crowns and Bridges last? 

With proper care, Dental Crowns and Bridges can last for many years, often ranging from 5 to 15 years or more. 

Are there any dietary restrictions with Dental Crowns or Bridges? 

Generally, there are no specific dietary restrictions, but it’s advisable to avoid chewing excessively hard or sticky foods to prolong the lifespan of your Crowns and Bridges. 

Can Dental Crowns or Bridges be replaced if needed? 

Yes, Dental Crowns and Bridges can be replaced if necessary. Your Dentist will assess the condition of your restoration and recommend the appropriate course of action.  

Are Dental Crowns or Bridges covered by insurance? 

Dental insurance coverage varies depending on your provider and specific plan. It’s best to consult with your insurance company to determine your coverage options. 

If you’re considering Dental Crowns or Bridges or have any further questions, we’re here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at Crossings Dental for personalized care and guidance on your journey to a revitalized and radiant smile. We look forward to hearing from you!