Dental Crowns & Fixed Bridges in Temple Terrace
Whether you're dealing with damaged or missing teeth, our team at Henson Family Dental can help! We proudly offer revolutionary dental crowns and bridges to help you regain a healthy, beautiful, fully functioning smile once more. Ready to restore your oral health?
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Dental crowns are tooth-colored caps that completely cover an existing tooth. They're modeled to look, feel, and function like a natural tooth so most people won't even be able to tell that you have one. They are a versatile treatment because they can be utilized for both cosmetic and restorative purposes. Before placing a crown, we have to reshape your tooth so that the crown fits snugly in between your existing teeth. Then, once our skilled off-site lab fabricates your crown, we can secure it in place with extra-strength, long-lasting dental cement.
Common Uses for Tooth Crowns
- Cover a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth.
- Transform the look of a misshapen or severely discolored tooth.
- Support a weak tooth after a large filling
- Protect a tooth after a root canal procedure.
Fixed Dental Bridges
Missing one tooth or multiple teeth in a row? If so, then you probably know first-hand just how difficult having gaps in your smile can be. Once-easy, everyday tasks such as chewing and speaking are now tedious and frustrating. We're here to tell you that you don't have to settle for a smile that's missing teeth, we can fit you with a fixed bridge to improve the look and feel of your smile! Bridges are a prosthesis with dental crowns on either end that are attached to beautiful replacement teeth in the middle. We'll attach the dental crowns to your existing teeth on either side of the gap and your replacement teeth will fill in the empty space. They're fixed in place, so unlike dentures, you won't have to take them out and you can brush and floss the bridge just like you would your natural teeth!
Cost of Restorative Dentistry
The price of restorative work depends on a variety of factors. When you visit us for a consultation, our knowledgeable team will go over your smile concerns, examine your teeth, and discuss your lifestyle and budget before making a recommendation on which treatment is right for you. After a one-on-one, we'll be able to provide you with an accurate cost estimate based on your specific case and go over our financial options to help make dental crowns or bridges as affordable as possible for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are dental crowns painful?
A topical anesthetic is always applied to the area around the affected tooth before the procedure begins to completely numb the area, so you shouldn't feel anything during the treatment. In the days following your dental crown placement however, you may feel a little soreness or sensitivity, but it should be very minimal. If it bothers you, we recommend using an ice pack or taking over-the-counter pain medication.
Are dental crowns permanent?
Dental crowns can last up to 15 years or longer, depending on how much wear and tear they receive. The best way to ensure that your dental crown or crowns last as long as possible is to maintain a comprehensive twice-daily oral care routine, visit the dentist regularly, and refrain from chewing on things like ice or hard candy.
Why do I need a crown?
Dental crowns are mainly used to protect weakened or damaged teeth. Specifically, they are used for:
- Cracked or worn down teeth
- Teeth that have undergone root canal treatments
- Teeth that are severely discolored or misshapen
- Cavities that are too large for fillings
What if my temporary crown comes off?
Your temporary crown shouldn't come off, but if it does, we can put it back on for you free of charge. However, it's very important that if a dental restoration like a crown comes off unexpectedly that you come in to have it replaced as soon as possible. The longer a tooth is left unprotected by a crown, the more susceptible it becomes to tooth decay and further damage.