*Pain Free Crowns And Bridges
at Start Smiling Dentist In Essex, Ingatestone
At Start Smiling we have many ways of replacing missing teeth, not only for cosmetic reasons but also because a gap can destabilise the bite, stress adjacent teeth or trap food.
The treatment options available when choosing to replace missing teeth will be based on how many teeth are missing and the state of your other teeth. At Start Smiling we fill the gaps caused by missing teeth in one of three ways: implants, partial dentures or bridges.
A bridge, in simple terms, is like having 2 crowns joined together with a false tooth in-between. This is cemented onto the teeth either side of the gap and the false tooth ‘bridges the gap’. This is a simple treatment which should last many years.
The choice of restorative treatment will be based on the condition of your teeth and we will always discuss all three options so you are aware what is best for you.
Whatever your desires to replace missing teeth, here at Start Smiling we know how important it is to replace them both for your health and appearance; which is why we will always listen to your input and concerns to make sure results are of the highest standard.
A crown (often called a cap) is usually required in cases where a tooth has become broken, a portion of tooth has become chipped, large old fillings are in need of replacing or the tooth has been root treated and needs strengthening.
Dental crowns are a form of restorative treatment that are able to make your existing tooth stronger, the procedure can be accomplished in as little as 2 appointments. Older crowns have a metal foundation and that is why your old crowns may have black lines.
Today we use new methods and fabricate crowns out of porcelain or ceramic. These are free of metal but extremely strong and offer a more natural cosmetic look. On occasions, however, at the very back of the mouth where forces are strong, we may still have to use metal lined crowns. But rest assured, we use porcelain around the margins so that teeth look as natural as possible while being strong enough to withstand the bite.
When treatment is complete the new crown may feel somewhat alien in your mouth, but this should last no longer than a couple of days. Your crown should last for a number of years, but only if you continue to maintain a good level of oral hygiene.
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