Dental Bridge and Crowns

Expert Procedure and Affordable Options To Achieve a Healthy and Beautiful Smile with Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crown – The Solution to your Dental Problems

A dental crown, also known as a tooth cap or tooth crown, is a restorative dental treatment that can help patients with cracked, crooked, worn down or decayed or root canal treated tooth. At Eagle Fmaily smiles in Chester Springs,PA, our experienced dentist, Dr. Makani, may suggest dental crownsto restore the compromised teeth and protect it from further damage and improve its function. It can be made from a variety of materials, including porcelain fused to metal, zirconia, ceramic, gold or a combination of materials, depending on the specific needs of the patient. The dental crown covers the entire tooth like a thimble and is permanently cemented into place, ensuring durability and long-lasting results


Dental Bridges – A Perfect Solution for Missing Teeth

Losing teeth not only affects your appearance but also causes difficulty in eating and speaking properly. . Missing teeth can cause shifting of adjacent and opposing teeth into the emply space leading to lot of dental problems including misalignment and bite issues. This is where dental bridges come to your rescue. Our general dentists at Eagle Family Smiles can provide you with high-quality dental bridges, a common tooth replacement solution, to fill the gaps caused by tooth loss. Dental bridges are a prosthodontic appliance made of several dental crowns molded together, with a natural-looking false tooth in the middle portion. While each end of the bridge fits over neighboring teeth or a set of dental implants, the middle portion fills the open space, restoring normal oral function and a beautiful smile.

Types of Dental Bridges to Choose From

At Eagle Family Smiles, we offer various types of dental bridges to cater to your specific needs. Here are the most common types of dental bridges:

  • Traditional dental bridge: This is the most common type of dental bridge. It consists of a pontic (replacement tooth) that is anchored to adjacent teeth using dental crowns. The crowns are placed over the natural teeth on either side of the gap, and the pontic is attached to them, effectively bridging the gap.
  • Cantilever dental bridge: This type of bridge is used when there is only one adjacent tooth available to anchor the pontic. The bridge is anchored to the adjacent tooth with a dental crown, and the pontic extends out from the crown to fill the gap.
  • Maryland dental bridge: Also known as a resin-bonded bridge, this type of bridge uses a metal or porcelain framework to anchor the pontic to adjacent teeth. The framework is bonded to the back of the adjacent teeth, and the pontic is attached to the framework. This type of bridge is typically used for front teeth.
  • Implant-supported dental bridge: This type of bridge is anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed in the jawbone. The implants act as the anchors for the pontic, and the bridge is attached to them. This type of bridge is a good option when multiple teeth are missing and adjacent teeth are not strong enough to support a traditional bridge.

Choosing the right type of dental bridge will depend on several factors, including the location and extent of the missing teeth, the strength and health of adjacent teeth, and the patient’s budget and preferences. Our Dentist in Chester Springs, PA can help you evaluate your options and determine the best type of dental bridge for your specific needs.

When to Consider Dental Crowns and Dental Caps

If you have a tooth with a large filling that has broken or has more decay, a dental crown may be an ideal solution. Dental crowns can also be used together with other dental crowns to bridge an area missing a tooth, cover a dental implant or treat cracked tooth syndrome. A root canal dentist may also recommend a dental crown to a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment.

The Procedure of Getting a Dental Crown

When you visit Eagle Family Smiles for a dental crown procedure, our skilled dentist will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. Next, they will shape the tooth with a dental bur into a circular stump, removing all decay or existing unstable filling material. If required, the dentist will build back some of the tooth structure using a flowable material. They will then take an impression or a digital scan of the tooth.

With our latest equipments, we can scan your tooth or we may send an impression to a dental laboratory. At your next visit, we will fit the final dental crown on your tooth, making any necessary adjustments for a perfect fit. Finally, we will take an x-ray to confirm that the crown is correctly fitted, leaving you with a bright and healthy smile.

Dental crowns and dental bridges are an excellent solution to various dental problems, and Eagle Family Smiles is the ideal destination for all your family dental care needs. Take the first step towards a healthy smile and schedule a dental check-up today with us!

How do dental bridges work with dental crowns?

Dental bridges may require dental crowns to fill the gap created by a missing tooth. The dentist reshapes the two adjacent teeth and tops them with dental crowns to secure the bridge. The artificial tooth that makes up the middle piece of the bridge is then attached to the crowns.

What are the benefits of getting a dental crown?

Dental crowns can help avoid further damage or decay to existing teeth, prevent tooth loss that could lead to more expensive dental work, and maintain a normal bite to keep teeth from shifting. Patients may also choose crowns to maintain an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Are dental crowns a cost-effective option?

Insurance providers may cover dental crowns as part of a treatment plan, such as tooth decay repair. The cost of the crown is also influenced by the chosen material.

How long does it take to get a dental crown?

The length of the crown treatment varies depending on the patient’s case and situation. Crowns that are part of a root canal or other intensive treatment may take longer. Patients should consult with their dentist to get an estimate of the time needed for the crown process.

What are the alternatives to dental crowns?

Patients may have other options, such as fillings, inlays, or onlays, depending on the severity of their dental problem. Pulling the tooth may also be an option in certain cases.

How many teeth can be in a bridge?

Traditional bridges can have 1-4 teeth depending on the size of the gap. These bridges require teeth on either side of them.

Are dental bridges permanent?

Traditional dental bridges are fixed in place and can only be removed by a dentist. Removable bridges are also available. Dentists often recommend removable bridges as a temporary solution.

Will a dental bridge feel natural?

Dental bridges should feel similar to natural teeth, and some patients even find that they feel better than their natural teeth, especially if the bridge fixes damaged teeth or gaps.

What foods should be avoided with a dental bridge?

While patients with dental bridges should be able to eat normally, sticky foods such as gum and candy can pose a risk. Foods high in sugar, coffee, soda, and wine are also more likely to cause problems.

If you are looking for a highly trained restorative dentist in Chester Springs, Downingtown, Glenmoore, Exton, or surrounding communities, contact Eagle Family Smiles for an appointment. Our Chester Springs dental practice is always welcoming new patients. Call or text (610) 458-5165 or schedule an appointment online.

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