Dental Crowns & Bridges in Burbank
A damaged or missing tooth can create gaps in your smile. It may even lead to more severe dental problems such as pain, gum disease and a misaligned bite. The good news is that you can regain your smile and restore the function of your teeth when you come to BrightCraft Dental and Laser. When it comes to repairing damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges are effective restorations that look and function like your natural teeth.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a type of restoration treatment where a tooth-like shell completely caps and covers a tooth. They are usually installed on patients with damaged or weak teeth but it may also be used after oral surgery or root canal. Most patients have crowns fitted on them for functional reasons so the restorations can behave like natural teeth.
A tooth crown is a restorative solution to the following:
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge consists of two or more connected dental crowns. It is a treatment where we use multiple crowns connected together to replace a missing tooth. As the name suggests, it is a restoration used to bridge the gap that was created due to teeth loss.
A tooth bridge is a restorative solution to the following:
What is the process for getting dental crowns and bridges?
It typically takes 2-3 dental visits to complete your dental crown and bridge placement. Here’s an overview of the steps involved:
You visit our office on the day of your appointment for consultation. This serves as an opportunity to discuss your goals and examine your mouth to understand your oral situation.
We take a mold of your teeth, which we will use to create your custom-crowns at our in-house lab. During this time, we provide you with a temporary crown.
On your next visit, we remove the temporary crown and place the new one to see if its fits with your smile and bite. If you’re satisfied with the result, your new crown is placed and you proudly walk out with your smile restored!
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
Dental crowns and bridges can last anywhere from 5 to 20 years with good oral hygiene. Sometimes, these restorations don’t last that long and may require a replacement for different reasons such as crown fracture from too much force, excessive wear of the crown, opposing teeth or recurrent tooth decay.
Is getting a dental crown or bridge painful?
Getting a tooth crown or bridge is a painless process. This is because we start the procedure by administering anesthetic to numb the tooth and the surrounding gum tissue. You may experience mild discomfort after the procedure but we recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever to alleviate any discomfort or soreness.
What advantages do crowns and bridges provide?
There are a wide range of benefits of having bridges and crowns installed on your damaged or missing teeth. These include: