Our dentists at Hamby Family Dental Center in Fuquay-Varina ensure 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 can only be removed by your dentist. We offer several types of fixed dental bridges, which we bond to your existing teeth or implants, including:
- Conventional Fixed Bridges
- Cantilever Bridges
- Resin-Bonded Bridges
We use porcelain or gold alloys to build your custom dental bridges, restoring your beautiful smile.
Unique Dental Crowns in Fuquay-Varina
Hamby Family Dental Center’s crowns are crafted of a porcelain-like material, which we use to cap a tooth. We often place crowns 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. Crowns can also be used cosmetically, capped over a discolored or stained tooth to give you a more natural and beautiful smile.
Hamby Dentist Dental Crown Procedure
First, we reduce the size of your tooth to accommodate a crown. After that, we create an impression from your existing tooth, custom-designing a natural-looking crown. We send the unique impression to a lab, where your crown is created. Then we’ll schedule a second appointment to cement your permanent crown in place. Until then, we can apply a temporary crown.
A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. An impression is made from the
existing tooth to create a custom-designed crown. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.
Tips On Caring For Your Crowns
Hamby Family Dental Center’s crowns should last up to eight years, or even longer, with proper care. Excellent oral hygiene is imperative to maintaining your crowns. Take extra care to floss around your crown, 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.