Mission Viejo Dentist Recommends a Crown or Bridge

Mission Viejo Dentist Recommends a Crown or Bridge

Mission Viejo Dentist Recommends a Crown or Bridge only if Necessary The Vartanian Dental Group takes a conservative approach when it comes to replacing teeth with porcelain crowns and bridges. They only want to replace a tooth when it is absolutely necessary. The same approach is taken when it comes to recommending a dental bridge. What is the difference between a crown and a bridge? A crown covers or goes right on top of a damaged tooth. A dental bridge is literally the bridge that closes the gap created by one or more missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns molded together for the teeth on either side of the gap. The anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and usually has a false tooth in between. Some of the benefits include strengthening a damaged tooth, cosmetically fixing damaged areas of the mouth, bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape, alignment and bite or alignment. Gaps left by missing teeth can cause the remaining teeth to shift, which can result in a bad bite. Bridges and crowns have many advantages. Below are just a few. 5 more Advantages of a Dental Bridge can be: Restore your smile Restore the ability to properly chew and speak Maintain the shape of your face Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position What Types of Dental Bridges are there? There are three main types of Dental Bridges: Traditional bridges – involve creating a crown for the tooth or implant on either side of...
Mission Viejo Dentist Uses High Quality Dental Implants

Mission Viejo Dentist Uses High Quality Dental Implants

Mission Viejo Dentist Uses High Quality Dental Implants If you have a tooth that needs a dental implant or crown, The Vartanian Dental Group of Mission Viejo recommends a high quality porcelain crown. If you are going to replace it, it might as well be with a higher quality product that will last. What should a person expect and how long should a dental implant or crown to last? These questions and more will answered in this month’s blog. Determining how long a crown will last is a difficult task because many factors determine the longevity of the crown or dental implant and they include: Material (full gold vs. porcelain fused to metal core, porcelain fused to non- metal core and all-porcelain) The Vartanian Dental Group will use an all-porcelain tooth in most cases. The Location, whether back tooth vs. front tooth How much tooth remained when prepared for the crown? Was there much left of the original tooth? Was it a heroic effort on the dentist to even try to save the tooth? Bite force, how much or how hard you grinder and clench your teeth Hygiene practices: Do you brush and floss daily? Most Dentists will tell you that a crown will last between 5 to 15 years, and can last as long as 25 to 30 years, but most dentists would be disappointed if a dental implant or crown only worked for 5 years.   If that was the case, there was probably a reason it only lasted for 5 years and perhaps a bridge will be the next step to repair the teeth in question,...