Welcome to CV Dental Care Now at 3 Convienent Locations

Hours Open : Monday to Friday - 7AM to 7PM & Open Saturdays
  Contact : 480-467-3618

All Posts Tagged: bridge and crown

Dental Crowns

Teeth can undergo a great deal of damage for many reasons. If left untreated, they may eventually be lost. Modern dentistry offers a variety of solutions for saving damaged, worn, decayed, and broken teeth, and restoring their natural look and function. At CV Dental Care, our experienced dentists use the best materials and advanced techniques to restore the most damaged teeth back to full health and functionality. Teeth can undergo a great deal of damage for many reasons. If left untreated, they may eventually be lost. Modern dentistry offers a variety of solutions for saving damaged, worn, decayed, and broken teeth, and restoring their natural look and function. At CV Dental Care, our experienced dentists use the best materials and advanced techniques to restore the most damaged teeth back to full health and functionality.

Dental crowns, or caps, are used to rebuild and cover damaged teeth with materials that resemble one’s natural teeth in strength and comfort. At CV Dental Care, dental crowns are designed and crafted with consideration of our patients’ lifestyle, overall health of the mouth and surrounding teeth, bite, and skin tone. With proper care and good oral hygiene, the life of a crown can range from 5 to 15 years. Our goal is to provide treatments that are used for long lasting correction of major dental problems.

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns:

Dental crowns can be used to restore a single tooth, multiple teeth and even the entire mouth, or in conjunction of dental implants. 

  • Even badly broken teeth can be replaced with dental crowns
  • Missing teeth can also be replaced with dental crowns
  • Crowns help slow down existing damage by providing support to cracked or chipped teeth
  • Crowns help restore chewing and proper bite
  • Crowns protect and support a tooth after a very large filling or root canal treatment
  • Crowns hold a dental bridge or other prosthetic device in place

How Long Does it Take to Fit a Dental Crown?

As with most restorative methods, dental crowns also require at least two visits to the dentist. On the first visit, you’ll get an injection of anesthesia, after which your dentist will remove any decay and shape the tooth. An impression is then taken, and a temporary cap put on the tooth.

A couple of weeks later, at your second appointment, you’ll have the temporary cap removed, and a permanent restoration put on.

Most major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases, wear and tear can be corrected using crown and bridgework. The dental materials used in these repairs are either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Placing crowns on the back teeth relieves the pain that is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. For the front teeth, porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

At CV Dental Care, we believe that preserving the tooth structure is crucial to the longevity of your teeth and strive to create the highest quality restorations that last several years, and, with a proper oral hygiene for your lifetime.

Schedule an appointment with a CV Dental Care provider by filling out this contact form or call us at 480-467-3618.

Read More

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a type of partial denture, a solid restorative structure that “bridges a gap” between two teeth. Bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants and are an excellent way to replace missing teeth. They can be either permanently attached or are removable.

Fixed bridges do not come out. They are not removable, although they may need to be re-cemented or replaced. Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth, or by resin bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. They help preserve facial shape, restore chewing and smiling, and prevent the neighboring teeth from drifting.

A removable bridge (removable partial denture) is made of artificial teeth with small precision attachments on either side that anchor them to the neighboring teeth. Removable bridges are easier to clean than the fixed bridges, but slightly less retentive.

Why do I need a bridge?

Any patient who has lost a tooth or multiple teeth but still has some natural teeth and is in decent oral health can benefit from a bridge. Bridges are naturally and realistically looking, and often help improve the patient’s facial structure and smile. One of the most important reasons for a bridge is maintaining good dental health. When a tooth or several teeth are missing, chewing is difficult and puts unusual stress on the remaining teeth and gum tissues, which can cause a number of potentially harmful disorders, including bone loss. A bridge can minimize the development of gum disease—a side effect due to missing teeth.

How is a bridge attached?

It usually takes two to three appointments to complete the procedure.

  • During the first appointment, your dentist will reshape the abutment teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin from the tooth surface and reducing their size. A local anesthetic is injected to the teeth to make the procedure more comfortable.
  • Impressions of the teeth are taken to ensure correct bite and match the opposing teeth. The impressions are then sent to the lab where the custom-fit bridge will be crafted.
  • The finished bridge is adjusted to insure proper fitting and then permanently cemented to the natural teeth with crowns covering the abutment teeth, and the missing tooth is replaced by a pontic (false tooth.) The prosthetic structure is solid and keeps the surrounding teeth from shifting.

What materials are used?

Dental bridges can be constructed from gold alloys, non-precious alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Porcelain is often bonded to either precious or non-precious metal.

How do I take care of my bridge?

Dental bridges require a good oral health care, as teeth covered by crowns are also susceptible to tooth decay. Additionally, cleaning under the pontic (missing tooth) is also very important. Regular brushing and flossing is critical, as plaque can accumulate and lead to gingivitis and gum disease. Good daily home care and regular dental checkups can help minimize or prevent oral health problems.

Schedule an appointment with a CV Dental Care provider by filling out this contact form or call us at 480-467-3618.

Read More