Crowns and Bridges Masomn
When patients experience cavities, the standard procedure is to drill out the decayed
portion of the tooth and then install a filling, a substance meant to patch the hole in the enamel.
While this works for smaller issues, in some circumstances the tooth may have decayed too much
for a simple patch. Sometimes, the tooth even cracks.
In these instances where the crown of the tooth is damaged, but the root structure remains intact, the patient often needs a replacement crown. The friendly team at Martinez and Martinez Family Dental Care can install expertly crafted crowns and bridges that are perfect for your needs.
What Are Crowns and Bridges?
These dental fixtures are meant to replace your tooth’s natural crown.
A dental crown replaces a single tooth. In instances where more than one tooth
is damaged and needs replacement, the dentist will create a bridge, which is a series
of attached crowns that replace the old damaged teeth. Bridges can be permanent or
they can be removable, depending on the needs of the patient, with permanent bridges often
affixed directly to the teeth and jaw.
Our team begins the process with a consultation and an examination in which the
damaged tooth or teeth are inspected. We discuss your options and determine the best
course of action going forward. For crowns, the tooth is typically prepared for the future
fixture, and then the staff takes an impression, at which point the crown is designed and
fabricated in a dental laboratory. The same takes place for bridges, although our team takes
into account the specific circumstances of the multiple teeth and will determine the most effective bridge.
In the final appointment, our team tests your new crown or bridge to make
sure the fit is right. The fixture is then installed. Because the crowns and bridges are
custom-made from durable material that matches the color of your teeth, our expert staff
can craft the replacement crown or bridge to fit in perfectly with the rest of your natural teeth.
For more information on crowns and bridges, contact Martinez and Martinez Family Dental Care right away to schedule your consultation.
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