Crowns and Bridges
Preparing a tooth for a new crown usually requires two visits. The first Dental Visit involves examining and preparing the tooth, the second visit involves placement of the permanent crown.
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants,
Contact Belltown Dental with any questions or concerns you may have before considering if this procedure is the right one for you and your family.
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Cosmetic and Function Dental Improvements
- Dental crowns are teeth that are made to resemble your own tooth. Crowns are usually necessary when a root canal is performed, or some trauma happens to the tooth to make it weak. Crowns reinforce and protect the tooth and root. Your dentist will shape the existing tooth and fit you with a temporary crown. After a few weeks, you will return to have the full coverage crown put in permanently. Crowns typically last 20 or more years.
- Dental bridges are made to replace missing teeth when the adjacent teeth are strong enough to support the missing tooth. Bridges come in three types: conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges.
- Cast restorations are models made of your tooth, or teeth. Your dentist uses these models to make metal replacements for your teeth, which are then permanently placed inside your mouth. Many patients prefer white composite restorations, which closely resemble their natural teeth.
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