Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges Norman

Dental crowns and dental bridges are one if the very best options for repairing a damaged tooth. A crown is basically a cap that looks just like a real tooth and fits right over the top of the damaged tooth. There are times when a tooth simply has to much damage or so much tooth decay that a filling is no longer an option. In these cases, a dental crown is often a good option. With today’s technology dental crowns have become a fast, effective, and long term treatment option. Today’s crowns are customized to such a high degree, over time patients often can’t remember which tooth has a crown on it just from looking at it.

When is a dental crown or bridge the best option?

This type of procedure can restore numerous types of tooth damage including:

  • Cracked teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Discolored teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Strengthen a weak tooth
  • Misshaped teeth
  • Massive tooth decay leaving very little tooth

What is a dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is used to fill in gaps in the smile created by missing teeth. A bridge is simply a false tooth or false teeth. A dental bridge is something that can be simply for cosmetic purposes or it could restore basic functions such as:

  • Giving the patient the ability to properly chew food.
  • Restore proper speech abilities.
  • Restore the patient’s original facial structure.
  • Keep other teeth from shifting by filling in a gap created by missing teeth.

Different Types of Dental Bridges

Traditional Dental Bridge – This is the very most common dental bridge. This type of dental bridge procedure involves applying crowns on the teeth nearest to the gap where the missing tooth or teeth are located. A false tooth or teeth will be connected to the two crowns creating a “bridge” over the gap of missing teeth.

Cantilever Dental Bridge – This type of dental bridge normally consists of two or more false teeth attached to the adjacent teeth. This is used when there are no teeth on one side to attach anything to.

Maryland Bonded Dental Bridges – This type of bride is by far the most affordable. The Maryland bonded dental bridge consists of fake teeth and fake gums fastened to a metal frame.

The Dental Crown Procedure

When you visit one of our Norman dental crown specialists they will determine if a crown is the ideal option. If it is the procedure is very straight forward and virtually painless. First we will reduce up to 2mm to make room for the crown. Once this is complete we will then push the gum line down to create room so we can take an impression of the tooth. Next we send off the impressions to our lab so they can create a customized crown to look and feel just like one of your own healthy teeth.

While you are waiting for your crown to be sent back from the lab, we will provide you with a temporary dental crown. Mind you, this temporary crown is in no way meant to be permanent, so it is crucial that you come back for your second appointment so we can place your permanent crown.

On your second appointment we will place your permanent crown. This often requires a few adjustments to the crown to make sure it looks and feels just right. Once the crown is placed perfectly cement is applied and the crown is permanently cemented to your tooth.

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(405) 253-6734

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