Your smile is often one of the first things others notice about you, but if you have stained, missing or cracked teeth, it can cause you to not show your smile. Fortunately, there are a number of ways your dentist in Boynton Beach can help you have the smile you’ve always wanted. The most common dental solutions to problem teeth are crowns and bridges, both of which can almost instantly improve your smile.
What are Crowns and Bridges?
A crown, also known as a cap, is a dental device that is typically made from porcelain and installed over a stained or cracked tooth in order to restore the shape, size, strength and/or appearance. Once the crown has been secured in place, it fully covers the visible portion of the tooth. Dental crowns are often installed by an Orthodontist, periodontist or cosmetic dentist in Jupiter and used in situations, such as restoring broken, worn down or damaged teeth, covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling, to improve the appearance of discolored teeth and/or to secure a dental bridge in place. A bridge is a dental appliance designed to permanently fit between two porcelain crowns. The bridge is used to fill a gap that has been made by one or more missing teeth.
Do Crowns Need to be Replaced?
You should search for a dentist “near me” for a crown replacement should any of the following occur:
- If there has been excessive wear on the crown
- The crown becomes cracked
- Decay occurs under the crown
- If the gum tissue is receding around the crown
- If there is an infection in the gum tissue at the base of the crown
- The crown comes off or is loose
If you are having a problem with your crown, such as cracking or you have a gum infection and are concerned about possible damage to your tooth or the crown, it is essential that you visit your dentist right away. Should the crown need to be replaced, the procedure typically only requires additional trimming and making a new crown.
However, if the crown is loose or has fallen off, but it is still in good condition, your dentist may be able to reinstall the same crown, depending on the condition of the tooth in which it is being attached to. It is important to take care of your teeth, gums, mouth, and crowns to prevent the risk of damage to your teeth and/or the crown. The more times a crown is removed and replaced, it will have an effect on the health of the tooth because it must be trimmed for each replacement.
Get In Touch With Riverwalk Dental Group Today
If you have questions or concerns about crowns, contact Riverwalk Dental for an exam and consultation at 561-744-3646.