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Whether you need to repair a damaged tooth or replace a missing one, Dr. Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Covington offers high-quality, custom-made crowns and bridges that look and function like your natural teeth.

All About Dental Crowns

A dental crown, also known as a cap, is a tooth-shaped covering that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth. It can be made of various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination.

Crowns with Dr. Bob can restore the shape, size, strength, and appearance of your teeth. They can also protect a weak or cracked tooth from further damage.

How Dental Crowns Work

To place a crown, Dr. Bob will prepare the damaged tooth by removing any decay and shaping it to fit the crown. He'll make an impression of the tooth to create a custom crown that fits perfectly over the prepared tooth.

While waiting for your permanent crown, your dentist will fit you with a temporary one. Once your permanent crown is ready, Dr. Bob will cement it to the prepared tooth, restoring its function and appearance.

Caring for Dental Crowns

It's important to practice good oral hygiene to ensure the longevity of your dental crown. This includes brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings at our Covington office.

Avoid chewing hard or sticky foods, as they can damage or dislodge the crown. If you grind your teeth at night, Dr. Bob may recommend wearing a night guard to protect your crown and natural teeth.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Restores a damaged or decayed tooth.
  • Protects a weak or cracked tooth from further damage.
  • Improves the appearance of a misshapen or discolored tooth.
  • Helps support a dental bridge or cover a dental implant.
  • Can last for many years with proper care.

All About Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that replaces one or more missing teeth. It consists of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, supported by adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.

Bridges can be made of porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of these materials.

Types of Bridges

  • Traditional bridge: Traditional bridges consist of one or more pontics anchored by dental crowns on adjacent natural teeth.
  • Maryland bridge: This type of bridge consists of a pontic bonded to the back of adjacent natural teeth using metal or porcelain wings.
  • Cantilever bridge: This type of bridge consists of a pontic anchored to a single natural tooth.

How Traditional Fixed Bridges Work

A dental bridge allows Dr. Bob to replace one or more missing teeth without dentures or having to commit to surgery for permanent dental implants.

For a traditional fixed bridge, you'll come to two appointments for a few steps:

  • First, Dr. Bob takes specific notes about the size, shape, and color of your teeth. We'll take digital scans of the teeth around the area of the missing tooth.
  • Next, our team sends your information to a licensed dental ceramist at a dental lab. There, a dental ceramist makes a high-quality replacement tooth.
  • Finally, when we receive your bridges from the lab, you'll return to our Covington dental office, and Dr. Bob will place your permanent dental bridge on the two teeth surrounding the missing tooth.

Benefits of Bridges

Dental bridges from Dr. Bob have several benefits, including:

  • Replacing missing teeth to restore your ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Preventing your surrounding teeth from shifting out of place.
  • Improving the appearance of your smile to boost your confidence.
  • Providing a long-lasting solution for missing teeth.

Choosing Your Right Fit

The choice between a dental crown and a dental bridge depends on several factors, such as the location and extent of the damage or tooth loss, the health of the surrounding teeth and gums, and your personal preferences.

Dr. Bob will perform a thorough dental exam and discuss your treatment options to determine the best option for your needs.

Get a Smile You Love

At Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we want you to feel confident and comfortable with your smile. Dental crowns and bridges are two popular options for restoring and improving the appearance of your teeth.

Dr. Bob Dalsania offers high-quality, custom-made restorations that last a lifetime. Contact our Covington office to schedule your appointment and learn if crowns or bridges are right for you.