Have you recently had a tooth extracted? Or perhaps you’ve lost a tooth through an injury? A missing tooth can be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world. At Kings Dental in Garland, Texas, we install affordable crowns and bridges to fix gaps in your smile. But because you may not be familiar with these restorative dental treatments, we’re here to shed some light on crowns and bridges.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are prosthetic devices used to cover a tooth to improve its appearance and strength. Crowns are versatile and often used to complete an implant, anchor a bridge, protect a root canal, and conceal teeth stains.
What is a dental bridge?
If you have lost a tooth through injury or tooth decay, you need to get that gap fixed ASAP before adjacent teeth start shifting or changing their position. While implants are the best solution, a dental bridge works fine to fill the space left.
Dental bridges are anchored in place by teeth on either side of the gap. Before installing bridges, Dr. Vidya Suri prepares the nearby teeth to facilitate the installation of crowns. We then take impressions of your mouth to fashion bridges matching your teeth. In the meantime, you will need to wear temporary bridges to protect your teeth.
When your permanent bridges are ready, you will make an appointment with our clinic to install them. Before you leave, Dr. Suri will test your bite and make any adjustments to make your bridges comfortable.
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How do I take care of crowns/bridges?
With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last up to 15 years. However, proper maintenance is necessary, which includes:
- Brushing twice a day (avoid abrasive toothpaste)
- Flossing daily to remove debris between teeth
- Visiting your dentist every six months for a professional dental cleaning
- Avoiding biting or chewing hard substances like ice, fingernails, and pens
Cost of crowns and bridges
Depending on the material used, a single dental crown may cost as low as $700 and as high as $2,500. On the other hand, a bridge may cost anywhere between $1,000 and $1,700. The cost varies depending on the location of the restoration and the number of teeth being replaced.
Schedule a consultation with a Garland, TX dentist
Are you looking for a reputable dentist to install crowns or bridges? If you are in Garland, TX, and the surrounding area, please dial (214) 703-6900 to schedule an appointment with Kings Dental. We can’t wait to see you!