Dental Crowns and Bridges in Mukwonago, WI
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Your appearance can affect confidence and how you feel about yourself. Having a nice smile is a sure way to improve your appearance. If you have teeth issues, crowns and bridges can address those issues.
WHAT ARE DENTAL CROWNS
A dental crown is essentially a cap for a damaged tooth that has lost its shape and size. It fits snugly over the damaged tooth and restores its appearance. The dental crown is permanently fixed on top of the tooth so that you cannot see it.
Unlike a traditional crown, an onlay and 3/4 crown only cover a portion of the tooth as your tooth may be more solid. To install them, the damaged part of the tooth is reshaped to fit an onlay or 3/4 crown.
PROCEDURE FOR INSTALLING DENTAL CROWNS
Installing a dental crown is typically a two-way procedure. On the first day, the tooth will be examined and prepared for the crown. X-rays will be done on the tooth as well as the surrounding bone. If there is tooth decay or issues with the tooth's pulp, a root canal may be necessary. The soft tissue in your tooth that has your blood vessels and nerves is known as the pulp.
During the preparation process, the tooth will be filled down around the sides as well as across the top. This is so the crown can fit on top. The type of crown chosen determines how much of the tooth is filled down. Then, an impression is made of the tooth. An impression of surrounding teeth is also made. The reason behind this is so your crown will not impact your bite in a negative way.
A dental laboratory will use the impressions to make the crown. The crown should be ready in two or three weeks. During the first day, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. On the second visit, the permanent crown is put on the prepared tooth to make sure it fits and is the right color. If everything checks out, you will be given a local anesthetic, and the crown will be cemented onto the tooth.
HOW ARE DENTAL BRIDGES DIFFERENT FROM DENTAL CROWNS
A dental bridge is essentially a false tooth that is held in place by abutment teeth that are on both sides of the gap. This false tooth, also known as a pontic, is usually made from porcelain.
A traditional dental bridge involves a pontic being secured in place by crowns that are installed onto the abutment teeth. You can use this bridge if the missing tooth gap has natural teeth on both sides.
With a cantilever dental bridge, the pontic is secured in place with a crown that is only installed to abutment tooth. For this bridge, you only need one natural tooth, and it should be next to the missing tooth gap.
Like a traditional bridge, a Maryland dental bridge uses two natural abutment teeth on both sides of the missing tooth gap. However, instead of using crowns, a framework is attached to the nonvisible parts of the abutment teeth.
An implant-supported dental bridge employs implants instead of crowns to hold the pontic in place. When it comes to bridges, an implant-supported dental bridge tends to be the most stable option.
DENTAL CROWNS NEAR ME
If you are looking for "dental crowns near me," we can help you at Kraklow Family Dentistry. We provide all kinds of dentistry services, including the installation of crowns and bridges. So, contact us today.