A smile is an involuntary reflex that expresses your feelings. Smiles are contagious, especially when they are symmetric and beautiful. Get your crowns and bridges Houston, and watch your loved ones enjoy your attractive smile.
How do dental crowns improve your smile?
Dental crowns are corrective dental prostheses that fill the gap left by a missing tooth, restoring the natural aesthetics of your smile. You may consult your physician about dental crowns if you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth. In addition to strengthening your tooth, a crown improves its alignment, shape, and appearance.
Ceramic and porcelain crowns are custom made to match and blend in with your natural teeth, enabling you to smile your worries away. You may need a dental crown to enhance the appearance of a damaged tooth, prevent a weak tooth from fracturing, and attach a bridge.
How does your doctor prepare your tooth for a crown?
Placement of a crown often requires two appointments. During your first appointment, the team at Jeffrey Busch, DDS, takes several X-rays of your mouth to examine the roots of the missing teeth and the strength and stability of your jawbone. If you have extensive tooth damage, decay or an infection, the team may perform a root canal first.
During the procedure, your provider may anesthetize your gum tissue and tooth to prevent you from experiencing pain. The team then reshapes your tooth and takes impressions to create custom crowns. Meanwhile, you may get a temporary crown. On the second visit, your doctor replaces the temporary crown with a permanent one to complete your smile.
How can you benefit from dental bridges?
If you have one or several gaps, you may benefit from bridges. Missing teeth gradually lead to the shifting and rotation of the remaining teeth to fill up the gaps, leading to a bad bite. The imbalance that results from the gaps may also contribute to temporomandibular joint disorders and gum disease.
Your provider attaches the bridges to the teeth or dental implants surrounding the gap. There are a variety of bridges that you can choose from according to your preferences and smile goals. Your dentist may help you select the most appropriate material based on the location of the gap, cost, aesthetic considerations, and function.
Are bridges and crowns long-lasting?
Bridges and crowns may not last a lifetime, but good oral hygiene may make them last up to fifteen years. Your bridge or crown may fall out or lose support due to bone deterioration resulting from dental disease. To promote the longevity of your artificial tooth, you may need to brush and floss regularly, go for regular professional cleanings and dental checkups and avoid bad habits such as opening bottles with your teeth. Your doctor may also recommend wearing a nightguard or mouthguard to prevent damaging your bridge or crown when playing contact sports.
Call the Jeffrey Busch, DDS office, or book your spot online to explore the benefits of dental bridges and crowns.