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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

How can we help you?

Our goal is to help you enjoy the benefits of a problem-free smile. One of the ways we do that is by listening to your concerns, answering your questions, and working with you to find solutions that make sense for you. Every time you ask a question, we get a better understanding of what matters to you and how you would like us to help you.

We hear lots of questions at our office, and here are some that our patients ask most often. If you have a question and don’t see it here, please feel free to call our office at (610) 494-0404 or send us an email using our handy online contact form.

Crowns & Bridges

The initial visit will consist of your Aston dentist removing the area that is compromised by either bacteria or breakage.

The Molding Process

At the initial visit for a crown, the tooth is shaped to make room for the crown, and then an impression is made. The impressions of your teeth are sent to a dental lab that will use the impressions of your teeth to make your crown.

Your Temporary Crown

A temporary crown is fabricated and cemented in place with temporary cement. After two to three weeks, the lab will send us the finished crown. At the second visit, we gently remove the temporary crown and then cement in place the lab created crown. Any necessary fine tuning is also completed during this visit.

Crowns are used to restore teeth that are heavily damaged by cavities, fractures, or severe wear.   A crown is much like a cap that goes over the top of the tooth and replaces the lost or damaged enamel.  A crown can help to protect a weakened tooth and prevent further breakdown.

Dental Bridges in Aston PA

A bridge is similar to a crown but usually serves a different purpose.  Although bridges can serve to repair and protect badly broken down teeth, its primary purpose is to replace missing teeth.  A bridge is 3 or more crowns that are made as one piece in order to replace a missing tooth or teeth in the middle.  At least one tooth on either side of a missing tooth is needed to support a bridge.  The bridge is then cemented in place. 

Want to Fill in a Missing Space?

Bridges and crowns can help restore your bite and smile to a more comfortable and aesthetic look. Give our office a call today if you are interested!

 

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