Crowns

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Crowns are used to replace or restore damaged or missing teeth. Crowns – also known as caps – are fixed over the surfaces of natural tooth structures or dental implants.

Crowns are non-removable and must be cemented in place by a licensed dentist. Patients who get crowns restore their smiles achieve both the function and appearance of natural, healthy teeth.

Benefits

• Durable
• Natural Look
• Stain Resistant
• Comfortable Feel
• Last for 10 to 15 years
• No Slip

Is a crown or bridge right for me?

If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, but still intact, a dental crown may be right for you. If your tooth is missing, but its former position is surrounded by other tooth structures, a bridge may be the solution for you.

Schedule an office consultation to determine whether you could benefit from crowns or bridges.

What should I expect when I have my crown or bridge placed?

If you are a candidate for a crown or bridge, your teeth will be reduced to ensure a proper fit. An impression will then be taken of your bite and used to fabricate a mold for the crown or bridge.

If you are choosing porcelain prosthesis, its color will be matched to the natural shade of your other teeth. If a dental lab is making your crown or bridge, you may be fitted with a temporary restoration until the permanent one is ready for placement.

Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?

Your teeth will need time to heal following the crown and bridge placement process, so it is normal for you to experience some sensitivity – especially to hot and cold.

Additionally, you may experience soreness in the gums surrounding your restorations, though this is usually manageable with a pain reliever like ibuprofen and should subside within a few days.

The Process

Damage tooth is identified

Crown is placed over prepped tooth

Beautiful crown placement

 

Contact Gentle Family & Implant Dentistry
Schedule your appointment today at 956 726 9418

Feel free to ask questions, as our front office will be more than glad to help.

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