Two common ways of repairing damaged or missing teeth are through Bridges & Crowns. Crowns are typically used to over damaged teeth, while Bridges help close in the gaps created from missing teeth. Bridges & Crowns can both be performed on patients in Coweta, Wagoner, Haskell and the surrounding areas of Oklahoma.
When adding a Crown to a tooth, Dr. Katie Warlick or Dr. Matt Warlick will first administer a local anesthetic to the patient. A dental drill is then used to remove decayed matter before shaping the tooth. Next, the patient is asked to bite down so that an impression of the tooth can be made. A temporary Crown made of plastic is then adhered to the tooth. Once the permanent Crown is made, the temporary cap is removed, and the permanent one is attached to the tooth with special bonding cement.
Bridges also require a mold to be taken of the area. After taking an impression, the mold is then sent to a dental laboratory so a precise implement can be produced. Under local anesthesia, the Bridge is anchored to the teeth on either side of the gap. When properly put into place, a dental Bridge looks similar to normal teeth and is usually more comfortable than dentures.
Bridges & Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain, ceramic, or metals. Porcelain is the most common material used because it creates a more natural appearance than metals or ceramic. Dental labs can often match the shade of the natural tooth very closely when using porcelain, which is why this material is often preferred over others.
Patients who have Bridges & Crowns should brush and floss normally. Regular dental checkups are necessary to make sure they don’t become damaged. It’s a good idea to avoid clenching the teeth or chewing on hard foods with teeth that are covered with crowns, as this may cause them to crack. Patients who notice looseness in their dental Bridges should contact the office as soon as possible.
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