Restore Your Smile With a Crown Or Bridge
Have you been considering restoring your smile with a crown or bridge?
If so, Ariata Dental is here for you. Dr. Hosseini will give you the best dental care and treatment throughout your entire dental procedure.
FAQs in Gurnee About Crowns
Crowns are a dental restoration tool that covers a tooth to return it to its original size and shape.
If a tooth has several fillings or is cracked or broken, a crown can make it stronger. Sometimes a crown is the best solution to improve the appearance of a tooth.
At Ariata Dental, we’ll take a high-tech 3D scan of your tooth, then use our CEREC machine to create a crown on-site!
The whole process takes about an hour, doesn’t require goopy impressions, and is as accurate and precise as lab-made crowns.
Once your crown is made, it will be attached to your teeth with dental cement.
Yes! Our goal at Ariata Dental is for your crown to look just like your natural teeth. To accomplish this, we consider the color, bite, shape, and length of your natural teeth.
All of these factors can affect the appearance of the crown and the tooth. Once the procedure is complete, your teeth will be both stronger and more attractive.
With crowns, we have to remove more tooth structures to place the device, as crowns cover more area than porcelain veneers.
Dr. Hosseini uses crowns for significantly damaged teeth and can place them on natural teeth or dental implants.
Once your dental crown is in place, it is important to maintain proper care of your teeth. Even after a crown has restored a tooth, it doesn’t mean the tooth is indestructible.
With proper care, a good quality crown can last up to eight or more years. Remember to brush and floss the area of the crown daily to avoid excess plaque buildup or collection of debris around the restoration.
It is also important to pay attention to other behaviors that might damage the dental crown. These behaviors often include jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding). Try to avoid eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy as well. If you don’t, the adhesion of the crown can be compromised or damaged.
Contact Ariata Dental today to learn about dental crowns in Gurnee and how this restoration procedure might be able to restore the appearance and functionality of your smile.
FAQs About Dental Bridges
Simply put, bridges are natural-looking, custom-made, and barely noticeable teeth replacements that can fill in the gap caused by missing teeth.
By utilizing dental bridges, we can not only restore your smile by replacing missing teeth, but we will also provide a more natural appearance and an improved bite relationship between your upper and lower teeth.
If you’re committed to maintaining good oral hygiene practices, but have missing teeth, a bridge may be a good option for you.
An unfilled gap can allow the surrounding teeth to move out of position, making your teeth and gums more prone to tooth decay and gum disease, and potentially further tooth loss.
Bridges correct your bite, which improves your chewing and speech. It also improves your cosmetic appearance by keeping your facial features from collapsing and preventing premature wrinkles and age lines.
For a traditional fixed bridge, we’ll take impressions of your adjacent teeth so we can make the metal framework that will hold the replacement tooth. The final bridge is fitted over your teeth at your second appointment.
The total treatment time is usually between two or four weeks, depending on the type of bridge.
It’s important to brush, floss, and see Dr. Hosseini regularly when you have a dental bridge. If you don’t control the buildup of food debris and plaque, your teeth can become infected. This will lead to more treatment, which could result in losing the bridge.
You may also use floss threaders that help remove bacteria from hard-to-reach spaces between the bridge and adjacent teeth and gums.
If you maintain good oral hygiene, you can expect your fixed bridge to last as many as 8-10 years, or even longer.