Dental Crowns and Bridges Hamden Connecticut
Dental Crowns treatments in Hamden
A Dental crown is a type of restoration which completely "caps" or encircles a tooth or implant crowns. Dental Crowns are often needed when a large cavity or crack (fracture) occurs. Once placed on the tooth, ultra strong cement is used to permanently seal the tooth and keep the crown in place for many years.
The Interesting facts about dental crowns:
- Dental crowns are cemented over tooth to make it stronger without feeling any difference to original tooth
- The main purpose of dental crowns is to save damaged tooth.
- Dental crowns can last anywhere around 5 to 10 years
- It improves the shape of your tooth
- It improves the overall appearance of your teeth.
- It functions like natural teeth
- It is made up of different material and used as one of the restoration procedure
What kind of materials are used to make crowns?
There are many varieties of materials that dentist may recommend for a crown.
Metal Alloy Crown: Dentists can also pick to use a Metal alloy for a crown, including gold alloy or a base-metallic alloy, which offers a silver look. Metallic crowns are very strong and consequently have a tendency to last longer than different crown substances. It also needs the smallest amount of healthy tooth to be eliminated initially for fitting correctly.
Porcelain Crown (inclusive of Ceramic and Glass-Like materials): The crown is made of a porcelain-based material. This form of the crown is the most natural looking due to the fact its color and translucency can be designed to intently suit surrounding teeth. This type of crowns is mainly used for front teeth either upper or lower.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Crown: Dentist might also recommend porcelain fused to metal crown. Covering a metal crown with porcelain creates a greater natural looking crown. This crown gives a stronger bond than regular porcelain because it is connected to a metal structure. It’s also extremely durable for longer period of time.
How are crowns placed and How many visits does it take for placing a crown?
Crown placement from Ross A. Kaplan D.M.D, P.C, Hamden, North Haven, Cheshire, Wallingford and surrounding communities, usually takes two visits and it involves the following steps:
First step: Usually a crown is about 2 to 3 millimeters thick, and to apply the crown, the patient's tooth should be trimmed first to match perfect shape of the original tooth. Thereafter, impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to the dental laboratory where the crown is fabricated.
Second step: After the fabrication of the crown, we will test the crown properly fits on the tooth or not. If it is correct, then the crown is permanently cemented to the tooth.
To know more about dental crowns and bridges treatment at Hamden CT, call Dr. Ross A Kaplan and schedule an appointment
Most Frequently asked Questions
Two visits are going to be needed so as to form your crown. Your tooth is going to be reshaped and recon-toured so as for the crown to suit properly. We'll take an impression of your tooth and place a temporary crown throughout the primary visit.
After a few days of your second visit, we apply and suit your actual crown to place on the original tooth, and also adjusting your bite is necessary.
If you like to possess something other than a crown you could possibly have a large filling placed. Unfortunately, there is a risk with employing a filling. It will actually fracture which would result in another treatment. In order to avoid these dental issues, we recommend a dental crown for your damaged tooth to restore your smile and natural appearance of your teeth.
There are different materials used to create dental crowns and new materials are introduced regularly but the most preferred options at our office:
- Porcelain Crowns
- All-Ceramic Crowns
- Glass Crowns
- Gold Alloy Crowns
Most of the patients choose ceramic crowns because it looks similar to natural teeth and also very strong. To know more about dental crowns at Hamden CT, Call Dr. Ross A. Kaplan and fix an appointment.
We are going to use a local anesthetic once getting ready the tooth for a crown and you shouldn’t feel something totally different than as if you were having a filling done. A local anesthetic might not be needed if you’re having a post crown and there's no nerve present in the tooth.
Dental Bridges treatments in Hamden
A dental bridge is a false tooth, known as a "pontic", which is fused between two or more crowns to fill in the area left by a missing tooth. The two crowns holding it in place that is attached to your teeth on each side of the false tooth, in the same manner, described above.
This is known as a fixed bridge. This procedure is used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges cannot be taken out of your mouth as you might do with removable partial dentures.