Durable Dental Crowns & Bridges in Oakboro, NC

Dental crowns and bridges are commonly used to protect and support teeth that have become weak over time due to excessive decay or damage. They’re also used as a way to instantly transform the appearance of teeth that are misshapen or are too discolored to be whitened using professional whitening services. If you think a dental bridge or crown could be a good restorative or cosmetic choice for your smile, please contact our office, and we would love to set up a consultation with you!

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What is the process for receiving a dental crown or bridge?

The first step in the process involves reshaping any teeth that will be covered by the crown or dental bridge, and a local anesthetic is always used to make sure the patient is comfortable the whole time. Next, dental impressions are taken of the teeth so the custom dental crown or bridge can be designed to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth. We will place a temporary bridge or crown while your permanent restoration is being created off-site. Your follow-up visit will involve removing the temporary restoration and placing your brand new crown or bridge!

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How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

Dental bridges and crowns last an average of 5 to 15 years, depending on a few factors. The best way to ensure that you get the most use out of your bridge or crown is by practicing good oral hygiene, attending regular dental appointments, and avoiding foods that are too tough or crunchy. While there are no food restrictions with dental crowns or bridges, you should not use them or natural teeth to chew ice, hard candy, or popcorn kernels or use them to open packages. Our team is also happy to repair or replace dental restorations whenever necessary.

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Should I get a dental bridge or a dental crown?

Dental crowns are a great choice for patients who need a single tooth repaired. Dental bridges require the abutment teeth, which are the healthy teeth that are covered by the bridge, to also be modified and reshaped so that the bridge can fit over them easily, which is something to consider. If you need one or more teeth replaced altogether, dental bridges are a great, minimally invasive option and less of a financial investment than other restorative options. If you still aren’t sure what your smile needs, feel free to schedule a consultation with our team!

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