Dental crowns and bridges have been used by dentists for many years to solve the aesthetic and structural problems caused by missing or broken teeth. A dental crown is a specially made cap placed over a worn, damaged, or discolored tooth. It can replace a broken tooth altogether, or it can prevent an already cracked or decayed tooth from falling apart. Once in position, it looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Crowns are usually made from color-matched porcelain for aesthetic reasons, but this can chip or break off. Stainless steel or another metal such as gold is more durable and can be used for less visible molars. Dr. Narang advises his patients on which material best suits their needs.
If there is a gap in your teeth where you’ve lost a tooth, a dental bridge can be used to fill the space. A bridge normally consists of crowns on the teeth on both sides of the gap with a false tooth in between that occupies the space. A bridge is usually made from porcelain fused to metal or ceramics. As well as restoring your smile, a dental bridge preserves the overall structure of your face, preventing unsightly hollows in your cheeks as well as ensuring you can chew and speak properly.
Dr. Narang begins by recontouring the teeth that will receive crowns so there’s room for the new fixture. Then, he makes impressions of your teeth and sends the mold off to the dental lab where the crowns and/or bridge are custom made.
On your next visit, the new bridge or crown is adjusted for fit and cemented into place. It should look and feel natural and match your existing bite. Dr. Narang will monitor the fit and comfort levels of the new fixture over multiple visits.
If you have a good oral hygiene routine and go for regular checkups with your dentist, your bridge and crowns should last many years. As your new bridge or crown is supported by your existing teeth and gums, it’s important to keep them as clean and healthy as possible by brushing twice a day and flossing regularly. If you stick to a regular checkup and cleaning schedule — once every six months — Dr. Narang can identify and deal with any problems at an early stage.
Our office welcomes many types of dental insurance, and our insurance and payment coordinator will be happy to assist you in determining what type of benefits are available to you through your insurance plan. Payment arrangements for account balances are due at the time services are rendered, so please bring your insurance card with you to your first visit. We accept many forms of payment, including cash, checks, and major credit cards. You can also speak with our office administrator about flexible payment options available for major dental services.
If you have lingering questions concering the financial aspect of your visit, our office administrators are on-hand during our regular business hours to answer your questions and address your concerns.
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