Dental Crowns & Bridges in Ipswich MA
At times, comprehensive restorative care is needed to restore and replace teeth. We combine our experience and expertise in these procedures, with use of the finest and strongest materials, to provide long-lasting tooth restorations that look and feel natural. Crowns and bridges are two of the restorative procedures that we take pride in providing to our patients.
Dental Crowns Ipswich
A crown is a dental restoration that covers your entire tooth. There are a number of reasons why you may need a crown to strengthen a tooth, including: large, old silver fillings, cracks or fractures within the tooth, exposed and worn tooth structure caused by grinding, root canal treatment, new cavities, or trauma.
When teeth are cracked or the damage is beyond needing a simple filling, we use porcelain or zirconium crowns that are strong and beautiful just like natural teeth. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite.
How long does it take to fit a dental crown?
Fitting a crown requires at least two visits to our office. Initially, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown of either plastic or metal.
On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the final crown. Finally, we will cement the crown into place and you have a new beautiful looking tooth.
Key Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Replaces missing teeth
- Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
- Looks completely natural
- Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems
Dental Bridges Ipswich
A bridge, also known as a fixed partial denture, is a dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth by joining permanently to adjacent teeth or dental implants.
Fixed bridges are applied by either placing crowns on the abutment teeth or by bonding the artificial teeth directly to the abutment teeth. Fixed bridges are bonded into place and can only be removed by a dental professional. Fixed bridges offer more stability than their removable counterparts.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you may be aware of their importance to your appearance and dental health. Your teeth work together for many daily functions from eating to speaking. With missing teeth, it’s difficult to do these things. Missing teeth can and should be replaced. Fixed bridges are a great way to restore your dental health and appearance.