Crowns & Bridges
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns offer a permanent solution and protection for damaged or broken teeth.
Dental crowns can be made out of a variety of materials, such as gold or acrylic resin; however, the natural look of porcelain is the preferred material for most crowns.
We want our patient’s teeth to be healthy in order to eat properly. So, when one tooth is damaged, it can negatively impact your daily life. In order to continue to protect your teeth and their overall comfort, it is important to repair damaged teeth. At Pearl Dentistry, dental crowns are performed to take care of the following:
- Dental implants
- Prevent a cracked tooth from worsening
- Restore an existing filling in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated
If you are seeking an improved appearance for your smile When applied to discolored or stained teeth needing restoration, dental crowns create the appearance of natural teeth.
Once your dental crown is in place, it is important to maintain proper care of your teeth. While the purpose of a crown is to restore your tooth, the tooth is still prone to the same risks as usual. With the proper care and attention, a good quality crown can last up to eight years or more. We strongly urge our patients to remember to brush and floss the area of the crown on a daily basis, in order to avoid excess plaque or debris buildup around the restored area.
Additionally, it is important to pay attention to other habits that may cause damage to the dental crown. These commonly include jaw clenching or teeth grinding.
When multiple teeth are missing, you can consider several options. While there might be numerous procedures available, some might cost more than you are willing to pay. Therefore, it is important to understand which options are best for restoring your smile when multiple teeth are missing. One option to consider is dental bridges.
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental Bridges are appliances that can fill any gaps caused by missing teeth while looking all-natural.
Dental bridges are teeth replacements that are custom made for your particular case and are barely visible.
By using dental bridges in Uptown Charlotte, we can not only rejuvenate your smile by replacing any missing teeth you may have, but we will also provide a more natural look and an improved working relationship between your upper and lower teeth.
With appropriate care for and attention to your dental bridges, you will allow your dental restoration to last for 10 years or longer. This means brushing and flossing daily like you would with your natural teeth. In addition to daily care, it is important to maintain regular visits to our doctors for proper care and cleanings.