Frequently Asked Questions
A dental crown is a cap that is placed over a damaged or weakened tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. It’s custom-made to fit over the entire tooth, from the gum line to the chewing surface, and can be made from different materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials. Dental crowns are commonly used to protect a tooth that has undergone root canal treatment, cover a dental implant, or strengthen a tooth that has a large filling or extensive decay.
A dental bridge is a restoration used to replace missing teeth. It consists of artificial teeth held in place by dental crowns on adjacent teeth. The process involves tooth preparation, impression, and placement of a temporary bridge. A custom-made permanent bridge is then cemented onto the abutment teeth. Bridges can be made of porcelain, ceramic, or metal alloys. Regular oral hygiene and check-ups are necessary for their maintenance.
The lifespan of a dental crown or bridge varies but typically ranges from 10 to 15 years with proper care. Factors like materials used, oral hygiene, biting forces, and oral health affect their longevity. Good oral hygiene, regular dental check ups, and avoiding excessive biting forces help extend their lifespan. Promptly addressing any issues or changes is important. Individual experiences may vary, and personalised guidance from a specialist dentist is valuable.
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Why Choose Dr. James?
Dr. James is a highly trained prosthodontist with years of experience in the placement of dental crowns and bridges. He uses advanced technology and techniques to ensure that your crown or bridge fits comfortably and looks natural. In addition, Dr. James is committed to patient satisfaction and will work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that meets your specific needs.
Contact Us If you are in need of a dental crown or bridge, contact the office of Dr. Kendall James today to schedule a consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.