If you’ve recently had a tooth extraction or root canal – or one of your teeth is damaged but not gone – you may want a dental bridge or a crown. Our Hammond cosmetic dentistry offers dental crowns from various materials – and our dentists in the city would be happy to talk with you about the recommended crown for your teeth.
What Is A Crown And Is It The Same As A Dental Bridge?
A crown is a porcelain, gold, or metal alloy piece that reinforces a tooth or a dental implant. The crowns anchor a tooth and to keep it from shifting out of position and allow you to keep your natural smile. Once applied, a crown functions the way any other tooth would: speaking, chewing, and appearance will be the same as it would with any other tooth.
Why Should I Consider A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge helps brace your teeth when a gap is left from a missing tooth. The bridge is anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap and a replacement tooth is placed in the middle.
- If you need a tooth crown, our dentists in Hammond offer a variety of materials to choose from.
- A quality dental bridge can help you keep the shape of your natural smile; talk with our trusted dental service to find out whether a dental bridge would be right for you.
- Our cosmetic dentistry offers dental bridges, allowing our patients to keep smiling even after tooth loss.
- Our dental treatments in Louisiana include dental crowns of a variety of materials to restore the smiles of patients with damaged or missing teeth.
What Is A Crown Made Of?
Crowns can be made of many materials, including:
- Stainless steel
- Metal alloys such as nickel-chromium
- Porcelain (either fused to metal or solid porcelain)
- All resin (similar material as used in a filling)
Different materials have different advantages and disadvantages. For example, metal crowns are more impervious to chipping than all resin crowns, but are also more expensive. Ceramic crowns are helpful for individuals with metal allergies.
We provide dental treatments in Louisiana to individuals suffering from damaged teeth that may need a crown. To pick the crown that fits your needs, talk to our dentists.
What Is A Dental Bridge Made Of?
Dental bridges can be made from a variety of materials. The type of material used varies based on the needs of the teeth, and the type of bridge applied.
- Conventional bridges are generally made of metal-fused ceramic or porcelain. With a conventional bridge, the teeth on the right and left of your gap will receive a crown, and a false tooth called a “pontic” that will be attached between them.
- Resin-bonded bridges can be made of metal-fused porcelain or plastic, and are fused with resin. In a resin-bonded bridge, the false tooth is attached to two thin pieces of porcelain or plastic that mimic the look of the back of your teeth. Then, the two thinner pieces are bonded to your existing teeth, with the full false tooth filling the gap between them.
- Cantilever bridges are the least common type of bridge and can be made from metal-fused porcelain, regular porcelain or zirconia. In a cantilever bridge, the false tooth is attached to a single crown that covers one of the teeth beside the gap from the missing tooth. Generally, another method is recommended, as this is the least stable type of bridge.
How Long Does A Crown/Dental Bridge Last?
Most crowns and dental bridges last between five and fifteen years, although some can last longer. Our crowns are made from quality, reliable materials, but they aren’t impervious to wear and tear: if you grind your teeth, bite hard objects (such as chewing on ice), or neglect to brush your teeth regularly, your dental bridge can crack sooner. Oral hygiene is still essential even with a crown or dental bridge.
If you grind your teeth at night, our dentist can talk with you about being fitted for a night guard. A night guard is a protective mouthpiece that can help keep your crown or dental bridge from cracking if you grind your teeth in your sleep.
What Is It Like To Get A Crown/Dental Bridge?
Getting a crown or dental bridge usually takes two visits: the first is to measure your teeth to determine the size and shape of your treatment, and the second is to fasten it to the tooth. In-between these two visits, your dentist will likely ask you to wear a temporary form of protection (crown or dental bridge) to protect your tooth.
At the first visit, your dentist may file down or build up your teeth so that it can support the crown or dental bridge. During this time, your dentist will numb the area so that you are comfortable. Your dentist will also do the same on the second visit, when applying the new treatment, to ensure a smooth procedure. Feel free to ask your dentist any questions you may have regarding your treatment at any time.
Contact Our Team At Advanced Dental Concepts
Here ate Advanced Dental Concepts, our dental care includes dental bridges based on our patients’ needs. In addition, our dentists provide dental crowns for patients with missing or damaged teeth. For more information, talk with our dentists to get a durable dental bridge or crown for your teeth or call us at 985-240-5445 to know more.
Address: 1607 Martens Dr, Hammond, LA 70401
Monday 8AM – 5PM
Tuesday 7AM – 3PM
Wednesday 8AM – 5PM
Thursday 7AM – 3PM
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Advanced Dental Concepts is located at Martens Drive, 7 minutes away from Ken’s Tropical Fish.
From Ken’s Tropical Fish: Head east on US-190 E toward Hood Rd. Turn right to merge onto I-55 N toward Jackson and take exit 32 for Wardline Rd/LA-3234/University Ave. Turn right onto LA-3234/W University Ave and another right onto Martens Dr. Destination will be on the right.
From Calvary Christian Center: Head south on Randall Rd toward G Rogers Rd. Turn left onto Wardline Rd and continue onto LA-3234/W University Ave. Turn right onto Martens Dr.
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