Crowns and Bridges

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Have you been considering a dental crown or a bridge to improve the appearance, strength, and function of your teeth? If so, then look no further than DePalma Family Dentistry. At our dental office in Denton, Texas, we provide dental crowns and dental bridges to help restore our patient’s smiles. Dental crowns and bridges are predictable procedures that restore your smile, bringing function and an aesthetically pleasing look. If you are interested in dental crowns or bridges, please call our office today to schedule a consultation.

What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?

Dental Crowns

A dental crown, commonly known as a cap, is a tooth-shaped covering that is placed over a damaged, decayed, discolored, or weakened tooth to restore its function and appearance. Dental crowns can be made from various materials such as porcelain, ceramic, metal alloy, or a combination. 

 

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge, as the name suggests, is a prosthetic device that bridges the gap between missing teeth. A bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth called pontics held in place by adjacent teeth or dental implants called abutments. Bridges can be made from the same materials as crowns and restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently.

Dental Crown and Bridge Procedures

When getting a dental crown or bridge, there are a few steps that must happen before you get your new crown or bridge.
During your consultation, Dr. Tim DePalma or Dr. Marissa Garcia will examine your mouth and see if a dental crown or bridge will work for you.
The first step in getting a dental crown is to prepare the tooth by removing the damaged portion and reshaping it. Then, we will take a digital impression of the tooth and place a temporary crown to protect the tooth while the lab fabricates your final crown. The final crown is delivered during a second appointment and can last for many years with proper care, which includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups.
The process of delivering a bridge is similar to that of a crown, and it also requires two appointments. However, a bridge may require more extensive preparation of the abutment teeth and more aftercare, such as using floss threaders and avoiding hard and sticky foods.

Aftercare

After getting a dental crown or a bridge, one may rarely experience some discomfort for a few days. This is normal and can be managed by taking over-the-counter pain relievers as needed, applying cold compresses, and avoiding hot and cold foods and drinks. You should also follow your dentist's instructions regarding oral hygiene and regular check-ups to ensure your crown or bridge remains in good condition. If you have any complications, we are always available to assist you with any concerns that may arise.

Can Everyone Get Dental
Crowns and Bridges?

While dental crowns and bridges are effective solutions for many dental problems, they may only be suitable for some. For example, if your tooth is severely decayed or infected, you may need root canal treatment before crowning the tooth. If you have gum disease or bone loss, you may require periodontal treatment before receiving a bridge. Also, if you habitually clench or grind your teeth, you may need a bite guard to protect your crown or bridge. Your dentist will evaluate your dental health condition and determine if you are a good candidate for a crown or a bridge.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

in Denton, TX

A dental crown or a bridge may improve your oral health, function, and aesthetics. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists, Dr. Tim DePalma or Dr. Marissa Garcia, to see if dental crowns or bridges are right for you. Our dentists can guide you through the process and help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Remember, with proper oral hygiene, you may maintain your smile and your dental crown or bridge for years to come. 

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