Fixing and Replacing Teeth with Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dentistry 32 offers solutions for broken and missing teeth by providing dental crowns and bridges that perfectly match your natural tooth color, ensuring not only a visually appealing but also durable oral restoration.

Dealing with a recently broken tooth or facing the need for a dental extraction can be concerning for both your oral health and your smile’s aesthetics. At Dentistry 32, our team is dedicated to assisting you in finding the best solution tailored to your unique needs. We specialize in natural-looking dentistry, including crowns and bridges, which are essential for safeguarding your oral health. Dr. Lima excels in creating durable and visually pleasing dental restorations that not only restore your smile but also boost your confidence in enjoying your favorite foods. Ready to enhance your smile using dental crowns and bridges at our location on 32 Lower Portrush Road, Marden SA 5070? The following questions can help you make an informed decision regarding your oral health:


  • – What is the purpose of a dental crown?
  • – Why is a dental crown a better choice than a filling?
  • – What are the consequences of not treating a damaged tooth?
  • – Why is a dental crown needed after a root canal?
  • – What role do dental bridges play?
  • – What happens if I don’t replace a missing tooth?
  • – How should I maintain my dental crown or bridge?
  • – Where can I find additional information about dental crowns and bridges?


The Role of Dental Crowns

Severe decay or a broken tooth can compromise its structure. A dental crown, also known as a cap, not only seals the tooth but completely covers it, withstanding the majority of the chewing pressure. At Dentistry 32, patient comfort is essential. Dr. Lima will carefully remove any decay and damaged tooth structure, ensuring your tooth is entirely numb. Following this, an impression of your tooth will be taken to match the shade of your smile, guaranteeing a seamless restoration blending with your other teeth. Your custom crown will be crafted by a trusted dental lab based on the impression we provide. While the lab fabricates your crown, a temporary crown will be placed to protect your tooth. Once we receive the final crown, you will return for fitting, where Dr. Lima will securely attach it, making any necessary adjustments for a comfortable fit. With proper oral care, your dental crown can last up to 10 to 15 years or more.


Why Choose a Crown Over a Filling?

Fillings are typically used to address cavities, but larger cavities may require the removal of a significant portion of the tooth structure, weakening it over time. As fillings can develop fractures, replacing them may not be feasible due to the compromised tooth structure. A dental crown strengthens the tooth, extending its lifespan and allowing you to confidently bite and chew.


Impact of Delaying Treatment for a Damaged Tooth

Neglecting treatment for a broken tooth can lead to a painful dental emergency or future extraction. It’s crucial to address any dental issues promptly to avoid potential complications. Dr. Lima will gladly discuss alternative options with you if they exist.


Significance of Dental Crowns After a Root Canal

Following a root canal treatment to remove an infected tooth pulp, the tooth structure may become brittle without a nerve and blood supply, making it prone to cracks or fractures. Placing a dental crown on the treated tooth provides strength and comfort while chewing, preserving the tooth for years to come.


Importance of Dental Bridges

A missing tooth resulting from extraction or trauma can create a gap in your smile. Dental bridges offer an alternative to surgical dental implants by filling this gap and completing your smile. Similar to crowns, bridges are designed to resemble natural teeth for aesthetic purposes. Dr. Lima will discuss the available options during your examination at Dentistry 32.


Consequences of Ignoring a Missing Tooth

Leaving a gap from a missing tooth can lead to various issues, such as shifting of surrounding teeth, affecting your bite and appearance, and potentially causing sensitivity due to exposed roots. Failure to replace a missing tooth promptly can result in further tooth loss. If you’re unsure about opting for a dental bridge, we’re here to guide you towards the best decision for your oral health.


Maintaining Your Dental Crown or Bridge

Regular brushing and flossing, along with routine check-ups, are crucial for maintaining your dental crown, overall oral health, and gum health. While cavities don’t affect crowns, bacteria can cause issues underneath them. Cleaning your dental bridge may be slightly challenging, but our team can provide guidance on suitable cleaning methods using specialized dental floss and brushes.


Seek More Information on Dental Crowns and Bridges

For more details about dental crowns and bridges, including their benefits and procedures, we invite you to schedule an appointment at Dentistry 32. We are here to assist you in achieving a healthy and beautiful smile.