When the decay in a tooth reaches the point where a simple filling will not save the tooth, your dentist will recommend that a dental crown or bridge is placed over the tooth (or teeth). Continue reading for a breakdown on what crowns and bridges are, why they are recommended, and what you can expect during your treatment here at Robstown Smiles.
What Are Crowns And Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are essentially just caps, usually made of a combination of alloy metal and porcelain, which are placed over a tooth to protect any restorative work that has been done, and to prevent any further damage from occurring.
How Are They Made?
In order to prepare the tooth for a dental crown, the dentist Robstown TX will remove the decay in the tooth, place a large filling inside, and then shave the tooth down on all sides. The dentist will then take measurements, check the shade of your natural teeth in order to make sure that the crown will match, and place a temporary crown over the tooth. The permanent crown is fabricated in a professional lab, and usually takes up to two weeks to return. When you return for the insert of the permanent crown, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and place the permanent one with permanent cement, designed to keep the tooth crown in place for years to come.
Moving forward with the information you learned here, you will be better equipped to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Malhotra. Our trusted and caring team of professionals are waiting to help you build a healthy and happy smile.