Dental Crowns And Bridges
About Crowns And Bridges In Fredericksburg, VA
Should you just extract a damaged tooth?
The answer is no, because nothing looks, feels or functions quite like a natural tooth. Plus, when you lose a tooth, your jaw bone and gum tissue naturally begin to recede. The more teeth you lose, the more aged your facial appearance becomes, and the harder it is to bite and chew properly. In other words, keep your own teeth as long as possible.
After root canal therapy, a removal of extensive decay, or oral trauma (tooth fracture), a beautiful dental crown from Fredericksburg Dental Associates may be just what you need to protect and beautify your tooth. Usually, crowns are made of precious metals, such as gold, porcelain or porcelain fused to metal. They cover teeth from the gum line to the very top.
You'll find your dental crown feels natural and looks great. Just care for it as you would your other teeth, brushing and flossing daily and coming to Fredericksburg Dental Associates for your check-up and professional cleaning. It should last you ten years or more!
If you have lost one or more adjoining teeth, don't despair, at Fredericksburg Dental Associates, we can fill that gap with fixed bridgework. Bridges are comprised of artificial teeth, or pontics, attached to neighboring natural teeth (abutments) via dental crowns. As with the crown procedure, we do a comprehensive oral exam and takes impressions. The treatment plan tells the lab precisely how to make the bridgework.
Because the appliance involves crowns, the dentist prepares the abutment teeth by removing some enamel. This process ensures the bridgework will be properly supported and stay in place for its expected lifespan of ten years according to the Cleveland Clinic. Expect a great smile
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