What Are Crowns and Bridges?
That’s a question worth asking Brooks Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in McDonough, GA.
If you live in McDonough and are facing root canal therapy, tooth extraction, or are missing teeth, crowns and bridges might be options you want to investigate.
Crowns and bridges are both permanent prosthetic dental devices. A crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-like device that covers a damaged tooth. It is usually made of ceramic, porcelain, resin, or stainless steel. A crown procedure usually takes more than one visit to your McDonough dentist. During the first visit, the dentist will analyze your situation and prepare the tooth for a crown. That preparation will probably involve some alteration, either filing down of the tooth or adding filling so that it can support a crown. Your McDonough dentist will then take an impression of your teeth so that a laboratory can create a permanent crown for you. Finally, your McDonough dentist will attach a temporary crown until the permanent crown is ready; it will be permanently attached during your next visit.
A bridge is used to fill a space caused by a missing tooth or teeth. With bridgework, your McDonough dentist will likely need to do the procedure in more than one visit; the procedure will be similar to a crown procedure. The dentist will need to assess your situation and prepare the two teeth to which the permanent bridge will be attached. This usually involves reduction of the tooth to fit crowns to which your McDonough dentist will anchor the bridge. The dentist may give you a temporary removable prosthesis to use while your permanent bridge is being made. During the second visit, your McDonough dentist will permanently attach your bridge.
Like crowns, bridges are custom-manufactured to your particular needs.
Both procedures are among the most common, safest, and effective dental procedures done today.
If you are seeking the services of a qualified dentist in McDonough, consider contacting Brooks Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. For more information call 678-583-0330.