Porcelain crowns and bridges allow us to permanently protect damaged or missing teeth! Both treatments are restorative devices that improve the function and appearance of your teeth. Each appliance is custom-made and blends right into the patient’s smile. With porcelain crowns and bridges from Dental by Design, you’ll have something to smile about!
How Porcelain Crowns and Bridges Can Help
Dealing with tooth pain or missing teeth? Crowns and bridges were made just for you! Crowns can cover damaged teeth, strengthen them, and protect them from infection and damage. Bridges replace missing teeth by spanning the gap between two teeth. They use the teeth on either side of the gap as supports and fill in one or more teeth in the middle.
Both devices are incredible ways to get your smile back to full health.
Advantages of Porcelain Dental Crowns and Bridges:
- Natural Look and Feel | Porcelain looks very similar to natural teeth. It can create beautiful restorations like crowns and bridges.
- Restored Confidence | Replacing missing teeth and fixing broken teeth can help you smile with renewed confidence.
- Improved Health | Treating damaged or missing teeth can prevent infections and make cleaning your teeth easier.
Call Dental by Design today for a free consultation to learn more!
Porcelain Crowns and Cosmetic Dentistry
A porcelain dental crown is a tooth cap. It imitates the look and function of the real tooth inside of it. Anyone who has had a toothache knows just how painful oral health issues can be. After the cause of the toothache is treated, a crown may be placed. A porcelain crown is meant to protect an existing tooth from further damage.
Here’s what you need to know about a dental crown:
- A tooth cap that covers the entire tooth.
- Covers just one tooth at a time.
- Commonly used after root canals.
- Looks and feels like the real thing!
What Is a Porcelain Dental Bridge?
If you have a missing tooth, or multiple missing teeth, a porcelain dental bridge is a good choice to replace missing teeth. Missing teeth don’t just affect our looks, they allow our teeth to shift and leave our sensitive gums exposed to debris and potential damage as we chew. Sores are a common issue with missing teeth.
Here’s what you need to know about a dental bridge:
- A pair of tooth caps bridged by a false tooth.
- Anchored on either side of the tooth gap.
- Protects multiple teeth at once.
- Prevents teeth from shifting into a gap.
How Much Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Cost?
Because porcelain dental crowns and bridges are seen as a functional part of the mouth, most insurance companies cover them. Unlike porcelain veneers, which just cover the front of the tooth, porcelain crowns and bridges fully encapsulate the tooth and restore the chewing surface. They can even help with speech issues such as slurring.
Worried about not having insurance? No problem! Here at Dental by Design, we will work with you to create the right treatment plan for your goals and budget. Don’t wait on getting the treatment you need and deserve because of money! Infections can spread to other parts of the body if not treated right away, and this can be life-threatening.
What if I Don’t Get a Dental Crown/Bridge?
Holding off on healthcare is never a good idea. Infections will not go away on their own and can spread to other parts of the body, putting your life at risk! Chipped or broken teeth can also be a hazard by irritating the gums and leaving them vulnerable to bacteria and sores.
We understand that the dentist can be intimidating, and that’s why we have accommodations in place. If you’re feeling overly anxious or worried about taking a trip to the dentist, you’re not alone! We offer sedation dentistry options to make your experience as positive as possible. Be sure to let us know before your appointment and we can get the proper treatment options in order.
Effective, Long-Lasting Results
You can expect your porcelain dental crown or bridge to last for years to come! The average lifespan of these devices is between 5–15 years, depending on a variety of factors including hygiene practices.
To get the most out of your porcelain device, we recommend that you see us every 6 months for a regular, professional teeth cleaning and checkup! It’s also important to remember to brush and floss regularly. We recommend the addition of an antimicrobial mouthwash, which remineralizes your natural teeth.
Share Your Smile Again With a Porcelain Crown From Dental by Design
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