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By Dental Traditions
May 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

At Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, your dentists, Dr. Ed Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, help people of all ages achieve restorative dentistrysmiles that are strong, attractive, and long-lasting. Their restorative services include dental crowns which protect damaged teeth and fixed bridges which fill smile gaps. Could your smile benefit from crowns or bridges? Read on to learn more.

The porcelain crown

Dental crowns, or caps as they may be called, cover teeth damaged extensively through oral injury, tooth decay, or abscess. Crowns also restore misshapen teeth (peg-shaped lateral incisors, as examples), or your dentist may choose to use crowns to anchor fixed bridges consisting of one, two, or more missing teeth.

Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson will examine and X-ray your damaged tooth to determine if it is healthy enough to receive a crown. Some teeth require root canal therapy first before being crowned so the interior tooth structure is free of infection and inflammation.

Then, your dentist will remove the decay, old fillings, and other failing structure. Oral impressions and detailed instructions tell the dental lab how to construct the new prosthetic. While you wait for your crown, you'll wear a lifelike temporary restoration to allow you to chew normally and have a complete smile.

On your return visit to Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, your dentist will remove the temporary crown and bond the new one over your tooth. Due to modern fabrication techniques, most porcelain crowns are a perfect match for color, shape and bite. However, Dr. Richardson or Dr. Robinson may make some minor adjustments to the crown to ensure you're completely comfortable.

As a final note, crowns restore dental implants. Dental implants are artificial teeth made up of a titanium screw (inserted into the jaw) and a metal post. Your dentist finishes dentist implants with customized porcelain crowns for lifelike look and function.

Bridgework

Fixed bridgework has been around for years, giving patients missing one, two, or more adjacent teeth a complete smile and natural biting and chewing ability. While some bridgework is bonded to the back of neighboring teeth or cantilevered off a molar in the back of the mouth, most bridges are secured by dental crowns on either side of the appliance.

As with dental crowns, your dentist will decide if a bridge is appropriate for your unique needs. If it is, he'll take oral impressions and use a trusted dental lab to fabricate the crowns and attached artificial, or pontic, teeth.

Additionally, your dentist will reduce in size the teeth which will serve as supports for your bridge. These abutment teeth receive lifelike crowns.

Caring for crowns and bridges

As with your natural teeth, dental crowns and fixed bridgework require twice daily brushing and once a day flossing to keep the gums and interdental spaces free of toxic plaque and tartar. Also, avoid hard and sticky foods which could chip or even dislodge your restorations.

You should come to Dental Traditions twice a year for a routine check-up and professional cleaning. With diligent care, your crown or bridge can last upwards of ten years, say experts at the Cleveland Clinic.

Save your smile

You can have a healthy, complete smile. At Dental Traditions in Fayeteville, GA, expect excellent restorations, including bridges and crowns. Call today for a consultation with one of our award-winning dentists: (770) 487-9797.

By Dental Traditions
October 27, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out all that dental crowns may be able to offer your smile.

When you look at these custom-made dental crowns they may not seem like much but there is so much that they can do. One of the main dental crownspurposes of a crown is to protect a tooth that has sustained damage due to decay, infection or trauma. If one of our Fayetteville, GA dentists, Dr. Edwin Richardson and Dr. Jonathan Robinson, has told you that your smile could benefit from dental crowns, learn more about them and the smile advantages you could enjoy with these restorations.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you get dental crowns from our Fayetteville cosmetic dentists:

A Realistic Restoration

When you choose either porcelain or composite resin dental crowns then you know you’ll get a dental crown that mimics the same color and even translucency as real teeth. When these crowns are placed over your natural tooth no one will even be able to tell that you are wearing a dental crown.

Improved Cosmetic Appearance

If you are dealing with a tooth that is cracked, fractured, malformed or seriously discolored it can be embarrassing. Fortunately, dental crowns can also be placed over these teeth even if they aren’t damaged. Crowns are also a great way to improve the appearance of a tooth or teeth.

Rough and Tumble

We know you want a dental restoration that is actually strong enough to withstand the powerful forces of your jaw. After all, you want to feel confident whenever you eat that your crown will be resilient enough. Don’t worry; it certainly is! They are designed to last anywhere from five to 15 years. How long they last is up to you. If you care for them properly your crown could last up to 15 years (or maybe even longer).

Stain Fighting

Another benefit to porcelain dental crowns is that the material is completely stain-resistant, which makes it a superior choice when getting a dental restoration. While you will still want to be cognizant of the types of stain-producing foods and drinks you consume (After all, your natural teeth can still stain), if you brush and floss your crown you shouldn’t have to worry about stains.

Protective

One of the main goals of getting a dental crown is to cover a decayed or damaged tooth so that it can fully function again. A crown makes it easier to speak and chew properly without worrying about further damaging your weakened tooth.

If you want to get a dental crown in Fayetteville, GA then it’s time you called Dental Traditions to find out if you are a good candidate for this restorative and also cosmetic treatment. Call our office today!