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Crowns and Bridges Specialist

General and Cosmetic Dentistry & Implant Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX

Crowns and Bridges

When a tooth has suffered decay, trauma, or several dental treatments, it might need the protection provided by a dental crown or bridge. Crowns and bridges restore your natural tooth, or they can replace a missing tooth. If you need a dental crown or bridge, Sophi Nabavi, DMD, at Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry, in Corpus Christi, Texas, is your best choice to protect your damaged tooth and those around it. Don’t delay. Call or book your appointment online today if you need a dental crown or bridge.

What are dental crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges restore patients’ smiles when they have missing or damaged teeth. These fixed dental prosthetics (artificial teeth or parts of teeth) are permanently implanted in the patient’s mouth. Crowns and bridges can be secured to neighboring teeth or to dental implants (artificial tooth roots) to keep them in place.

Dental crowns can be a cap to cover a damaged tooth or an entire artificial tooth attached to an implant. Bridges cover the space left by a missing tooth or several teeth in a row.

When are dental crowns and bridges necessary?

Patients will need a dental crown or bridge when teeth are damaged or missing. Your dentist will recommend a dental crown to replace a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining. Dental crowns also cover and protect a tooth that’s received root canal therapy and restore and protect a weak or fractured tooth.

Dental crowns serve as anchors for dental bridges, which fill the space left by missing teeth.

How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

On average, well-maintained dental crowns last around 15 years. However, patients who practice excellent oral hygiene habits and see their dentist regularly can extend the life of their dental crowns and bridges to 25, even 30 years.

Similarly, dental bridges last around 10 years, but excellent oral care can extend the longevity of a dental bridge. Measures you can take to preserve your crowns and bridges and extend their life spans include

  • Getting a custom-fitted mouthguard if you grind your teeth at night
  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day
  • Cleaning carefully around your dental crown or bridge

Visit your dentist regularly so that they can check for weaknesses or other problems with your crowns or bridges.

What if a crown or bridge loosens?

While your dental crown or bridge is highly durable, it can chip and crack. Replace loose or cracked crowns and bridges as soon as possible. Leaving a damaged crown in place can cause the tooth under the crown to decay, leading to infection.

If your crown or bridge falls out entirely, call your dentist immediately to have it replaced. In the meantime, you can dab a little petroleum jelly or denture cream on the crown or bridge to keep it in place.

Ensure that you receive the proper placement and care of your dental crowns and bridges from the start. Book your appointment with Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry today. You can call the office or go online to schedule your visit.

Corpus Christi Advanced Dentistry
✆ Phone (appointments): 361-264-2402
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 361-880-7100
✆ Fax: (361) 853-2100
Address: 5314 Everhart Road, Suite B, Corpus Christi, TX 78411