Our dentists at Hamby Family Dental Center in Fuquay-Varina can fit you with custom-made dental bridges, which can replace a section of missing teeth, restoring a natural-looking contour and maintaining your proper bite. Fixed dental bridges are semi-permanent and we offer several types, including:
- Conventional Fixed Bridges
- Cantilever Bridges
- Resin-Bonded Bridges
We use porcelain or gold alloys to build your long-lasting, attractive bridges that will restore your smile.
Your Unique Dental Crown
Our family dentists design crowns that are crafted of a porcelain-like material, which we use to cap a tooth. We often place them after a restorative procedure, such as a root canal, or when tooth decay has grown too advanced. A crown can revitalize a tooth’s function and appearance.
We also use crowns to cover implants, attach bridges, or protect a cracked tooth, or we will use them cosmetically to cap a discolored or stained tooth to give you a more natural and beautiful smile.
Applying a Dental Crown
First, we reduce the size of your tooth to accommodate a crown, and then we create an impression to ensure we are getting the right size and shape. We send your unique impression to a lab, where it is created. Then we’ll schedule a second appointment to cement your permanent crown in place. Until while you wait, we can apply a temporary crown.
Tips On Caring For Your Dental Crowns
When our Fuquay-Varina family dentists apply a crown, it should last up to eight years, or even longer, with proper care. Excellent oral hygiene is imperative to maintaining your crowns, making sure you take extra care to floss around your area, avoiding excess plaque and debris.
You should also avoid jaw clenching or teeth grinding, which can shorten your crown’s lifetime. Be careful about eating hard foods, such as crunching on ice or hard candy.