If you have badly damaged or even missing teeth, you may think that the only option available to you will be dentures. There are, however, better solutions that will give you all the bite of your real teeth, while looking completely natural. These options are crowns and bridges.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth -- to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is typically made up of an artificial tooth fused between 2 crowns The bridge is held firmly in place by your own teeth on each side of the missing one(s) or by dental implants. A bridge is permanent and cannot be removed.
But what should you know about crowns and bridges before making an appointment with the finest dentist Winnipeg has?
In this guide, we look at the top five questions about dental crowns and bridges to ask your local Winnipeg dentist.
1. Is Getting a Dental Crown or Bridge Painful?
The procedure is relatively easy and pain-free. Before a dental crown or bridge is placed, your dentist will administer a local anaesthetic. This will ensure that the experience will not be painful for you.
You may feel some mild discomfort and slight sensitivity after the anaesthetic has worn off, however, this can be managed using over the counter pain medication.
2. How Long Will the Procedure Take?
The procedure for placing crowns or bridges is relatively short and can often be done in just one or two sitting.
3. How Long Will a Crown or Bridge Last?
A well-looked after crown or bridge should last for many years. They can last five to 15 years and even longer. With good oral hygiene and regular checkups, it is not unusual for the life span of a crown or bridge to be over 10 years.
4. What Are the Benefits of Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns and bridges look just like your real teeth. They are specifically made to match the colour and shape of your existing teeth, so nobody will even know that they are prosthetic.
Once you’ve had your crown or bridge placed, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the same food as you would do if you had real teeth. Unlike with dentures, there is no risk of them slipping in your mouth.
5. How Do You Care for Crowns and Bridges?
Just like with your natural teeth, you should brush your crown or bridge with toothpaste twice daily, floss once daily and attend routine dental checkups.
Make an Appointment With the Best Dentist Winnipeg Has to Offer
Getting a crown or a bridge could remedy all kinds of oral health problems while fully restoring the look and function of your teeth.
If you’re ready to find out whether you’re a suitable candidate for dental crowns or bridges, get in touch with your recommended local dentist in Winnipeg, Integral Dental.