Dental Crown Specialist in Bucks County, Southampton, PA — Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry, PA

Dental Crowns and Bridges In Southampton, PA

Dental crowns and bridges at Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry
Dental crowns and bridges specialist near me at Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry

Dentists most commonly use prosthetically-made crowns and bridges to cover both natural teeth and implants. Crowns are widely used to cover teeth or implants after damage occurs. As we cement them into place, they also protect your teeth from future damage

Crown Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Our clinic uses crowns that are porcelain, gold, or a combination of materials. The most common material used is porcelain because of its longevity and resistance to discoloration. Because they are made to fit your natural teeth, they restore your smile both structurally and aesthetically.

Why do I need a dental crown?

There are many reasons that doctors recommend crowns. Most commonly, they include:

  • Restoration after a patient experiences a cracked or chipped tooth
  • To support a bridge
  • To safeguard a root canal after treatment
  • After a patient receives a dental implant
  • To cover discoloration.
  • Preserve teeth from future fractures.
  • Used cosmetically to reshape a tooth
  • As a last resort for fillings when not enough tooth remains

For patients who are missing more than one tooth, dentists employ the use of bridges to prevent movement and misalignment to occur. Misalignment can cause improper bite to form, leading to TMJ issues or even headaches. Missing teeth can even create an appearance of a sunken face/ cheeks, aging a person tremendously.

Am I a candidate for a crown?

After your exam, our dental staff will analyze your oral health to determine your candidacy for crowns. It is a safe procedure, so many people who are not candidates for fillings opt for crowns.

  • Patients often receive crowns after root canals to prevent bacterial infections, protect the structural integrity, and enhance the strength of your bite.
  • Patients who suffer from damage like chips or cracks benefit significantly from a crown procedure.
  • Crowns are ideal cosmetically as they restore your white smile.

For patients who are missing more than one tooth, dentists employ the use of bridges to prevent movement and misalignment to occur. Misalignment can cause improper bite to form, leading to TMJ issues or even headaches. Missing teeth can even create an appearance of a sunken face/ cheeks, aging a person tremendously.

What is the procedure for a dental crown?

The first thing we will do is clean and shape your tooth. We will then prepare the tooth and impression it for a complete one of a kind custom fit. As we will custom make your crowns, you will receive a temporary acrylic crown to protect the tooth. When ready, we will bond your crown with cement that will endure for many years.

How long should I expect my crown to last?

The longevity of a crown differs because of oral health and hygiene routines. Generally, they last for decades with regular maintenance and dental check-ups. During routine exams, our dentists will consult with you about any developing issues as well as proper after-care techniques.

Bridge Q & A

Dentists and patients often refer to bridges as removable dentures which are essential for reasons including:

  • Supports the structure of natural teeth and implants.
  • Replaces one or more teeth.
  • Fits in between teeth or implants to prohibit movement.

If you would like more information on crowns or bridge techniques performed at Southampton Aesthetic Dentistry, call our office to set up an appointment so that we can assess your dental needs and customize a treatment plan.

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