When To Replace a Dental Crown or Bridge
Damaged bridges or crowns can interfere with your mouth’s normal functioning. Sensitivity to certain foods may increase, chewing may become difficult, and your mouth may begin to feel awkward. A visit with Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Brent Johnson to repair your crown or bridge at Brooks Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, located in Mcdonough, GA.
What are some risks for crown or bridge replacement?
One of the main factors is the age of dental work. If you have had your bridge or crown for several years, then it may be time to have a dentist inspect them to make sure everything is okay.
Another reason you may need to replace them is that sometimes the bridge or crown is a poor fit in the mouth. This may result in awkward chewing or talking. Sometimes the bridge cracks because of the inability to fit into the mouth properly.
If you have sustained an oral injury during sports, an accident, or using your teeth as tools to open items, you may need to have your bridge or crown replaced.
How do I know it is time to replace my crown or bridge?
Bridges don’t always show signs of decay or other oral problems. Increased pain and prolonged irritation are signs that it may be time to replace your crown, bridge, or both. Most bridges can last about 7 years, but it isn’t uncommon for them to last much longer than that.
Another way to know if a crown or bridge needs repair is if it is cracked or has broken off. If this is the case, your dentist will have to remove them and tend to any anchoring natural teeth that have been affected. Because bridges rely on neighboring teeth to function, repairs are usually comprehensive.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Brooks or Dr. Johnson to replace your crown or bridge, call Brooks Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Mcdonough, GA, at (678) 583-0330.