What are crown and bridges?
Crowns and bridges are restorative dental treatments that replace damaged teeth or improve the way they look, feel, and function. Dr. Lobrot crafts beautiful porcelain crowns and bridges using cutting-edge technology, top-quality materials, and superior dental labs. He considers crowns and bridges to be an art form, and he’s a superlative artist. Crowns
Crowns are dental caps that fit over the top of your natural teeth. They restore and protect your teeth after decay, infection, or a root canal. Crowns can also attach to dental implants to replace missing permanent teeth. Bridges
Bridges contain one or multiple artificial teeth. They consist of two crowns attached to an artificial tooth in between, or multiple artificial teeth attached to dental implants that replace missing permanent teeth.
What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?
Some of the benefits you can expect by choosing crowns and bridges at Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry include teeth that are:
Your dentist matches crowns and bridges to the exact color of your surrounding natural teeth.
Are crowns and bridges right for me?
To find out if you’re a candidate for crowns or bridges, your Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry provider discusses your oral health history, examines your gums and teeth, and takes digital dental X-rays if necessary.
They ask questions about your lifestyle and desired outcome before personalizing a restorative dentistry treatment that’s best for you.
What should I expect during crown or bridge placement?
If you need tooth structure removed or tooth extraction because of a severely damaged or decaying tooth, your dentist completes the procedure during the first part of your treatment. They clean any tooth decay if it’s present and digitally scan your teeth to customize crowns or bridges just for you. When your new crown or bridge is ready, they bond it securely to your natural tooth.
If you’re a candidate for implant-supported crowns or bridges, your dentist inserts tiny metal artificial tooth roots into your jawbone. After a period of healing, they scan your mouth and develop implant-supported crowns or bridges that securely attach to the implants.
How should I take care of crowns and bridges?
Care for crowns and bridges as you would for natural teeth. Brush after meals, floss daily, and don’t chew on hard candy, ice, or other hard objects. See the Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team every six months for dental cleanings and exams and call the office at the first sign of tooth pain or restoration damage.
To find out if crowns and bridges are right for you, call the Back of the Wasatch Family and Cosmetic Dentistry office or schedule an appointment online today.