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When Is A Bridge Needed?
Bridges are relied upon for cosmetic purposes when there is a gap in a person’s smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, it is likely to affect your self-esteem and confidence level. This can hinder your ability to do business and may cause you to withdraw from social interactions. There are common reasons AAdams Dental Care may suggest a bridge to repair a patient’s appearance.
Often loose or decaying teeth require extraction, which will leave missing gaps in a smile. They can also be used to conceal missing teeth due to an accident where teeth are knocked out. Regardless of the cause, missing teeth are often a cause for embarrassment.
.A traditional bridge is used in cases where one to three teeth are missing. If there are more than three teeth missing, a removable bridge, otherwise known as a partial denture, may be in order.
Types of Dental Bridges
Maryland bonded bridge
Put simply, a crown is a fixed prosthetic device. It is a cap created to cover an existing tooth to build it up to size, strengthen the tooth, and improve its appearance. Crowns are used for many reasons that include the practical and aesthetic. Crowns can be made from various materials, including stainless steel, all metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, or all ceramic. They can be made to look quite natural and are often a visual improvement to what existed prior to its placement. Crowns are safely affixed to the existing tooth with cement and fully encapsulate area that is visible.
When Is a Dental Crown Needed?
Crowns are frequently used in dentistry and are a common part of many dental procedures. There are many situations where a provider at AAdams Dental Care may tell you a crown will be necessary.
Problems a Dental Crown can solve
To protect a tooth that is weak to prevent breakage
To repair a cracked tooth and hold it in place
To encapsulate and strengthen a tooth with a filling
To support a traditional dental bridge
To cover a tooth for cosmetic reasons, like discoloring
To cover a dental plant
To allow for other aesthetic changes
Dentures are prosthetic devices created to look and function like real teeth. They are constructed to cover an area where teeth are missing. A partial denture can be created when just a few teeth are missing. A full denture set is required in cases where all teeth are missing. Most often, dentures are designed to be removable, but they can be bonded or implanted. Dentures are practical and will allow the person wearing them to eat normal food. They will also allow for a natural looking smile, easing the embarrassment those without teeth may feel.
The Denture Procedure
Dentures are typically prescribed when many teeth are broken or missing. By the time most patients opt for dentures, eating regular food has become difficult or nearly impossible. A thorough exam and recommendation can be given by the experts at AAdams Dental Care.
Once your dentist has prescribed dentures as the proper option for you, an appointment will be made for any necessary extractions. If you are getting a complete denture set, it will be necessary to extract all remaining teeth and tooth fragments. This is a major procedure for those needing multiple extractions. The gums will swell, and it may take up to twelve weeks for them to fully heal and return to normal size.
In spite of the healing time, most patients will leave AAdams Dental Care with a full temporary set of dentures on the same day they have their extractions. While they will not fit as well as a final set, it means you will have full coverage and won’t go a day without teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
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