Crowns & Bridges in Rock Hill, Fort Mill SC
A dental crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape. Porcelain Crowns maintain the aesthetic appearance of teeth by covering visible surface of the tooth, while adding significant reinforcement. Dental Crowns & Bridges are extremely natural looking making them an ideal choice for visible teeth. A crown may be recommended if you have:
- A cavity that is too large for a filling
- A root canal treated tooth
- A tooth that is cracked, weakened or worn
- A tooth that is discolored or badly shaped and requires covering
Dental Crown Procedure
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. At Riverwalk Smile Dentistry in Rock Hill SC 29730, Dr. Seth and Dr. Sheftall will remove all areas of decay, take several highly accurate impressions of the teeth. The Impressions are sent to a specialized dental laboratory to create the custom crown that fits your bite profile. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately 2 weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental lab. It is important to understand that Dental Crowns is a long term investment and to value longevity and appearance, we recommend sending our patient’s impressions to Dental Laboratories to get a high quality fit customized crown which can reduce Crown failures over time due to Margins getting larger (gap between tooth and crown). At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
A Dental Bridge is comprised of one or more artificial teeth, attached to a dental crown on either side of the space. Dental bridges are a conservative way to prevent further shifting of your remaining teeth by stabilizing them and preventing further damage and bone loss. It is a dental restoration that fills the space where one or more teeth are missing and is cemented to the two adjacent teeth. A dental bridge can:
- Restore an uneven or painful bite
- Prevent tipping of adjacent teeth
- Allow for more comfortable chewing
- Help keep the natural shape of your face
With both crowns & bridges, the dentist needs to shape the teeth to provide a precise fit. Typically, about 1.5mm to 2mm of tooth structure is removed all around the tooth to provide enough thickness for the new crown. Following tooth preparation, impressions are taken of the teeth, and a replica of your mouth is created for the dental laboratory to make the crown or bridge. A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth and maintain the precise space left by the tooth until the new crown is made. Once crowns and bridges are placed, they are kept clean by brushing and flossing just like natural teeth!
Patients living in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Gold Hill, Indian Land SC – Call us at (803) 639-7676 or visit us at http://www.riverwalksmiledentistry.com to set up a FREE consult for Crowns & Bridges !