Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges are relatively permanent solutions to damaged or lost teeth. The restorative treatment uses prosthetic devices to bring your smile back.

Unlike most dentures for tooth replacement, crowns and bridges feel and function closest to your original teeth. If dentures are wheelchairs, crowns and bridges are bionic legs.

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A crown is used when one of your teeth’s structures has had damage or fracture. On the other hand, you will need a bridge for one or more missing teeth.

A crown is essentially a cap that covers a damaged tooth. It can also be used in creating a tooth replacement with dental implants or to cap a tooth that had undergone a root canal.

Your dentist can give you a crown over a molar that almost never shows unless you widely yawn. Also, you might get a crown for your front teeth that are mainly made to match the shape and color of your other teeth.

A bridge is made up of false teeth (at least one) that are rigidly affixed between two crowns. It is ideal when a gap is in between two damaged teeth in need of crowns.

Most of the time, the dentist would rather use implants to replace missing teeth rather than sculpting undamaged teeth that surround a gap.

Both crowns and bridges can be metal, ceramic, porcelain, zirconia, composite resin, or a combination of materials. For example, you can have a crown fused to metal will have both the strengths of the materials.

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To attach a crown, a dentist will identify the damage and cavity. Then, the tooth will be trimmed to prepare a base for the crown where a crown based on your old tooth will be placed permanently using a special tooth adhesive or cement.

So, for bridges, it would mean that the two teeth surrounding the gap will have the same treatment for placing a crown.

Then, the false teeth in between the (attaching) crowns will sit lightly on the gums when the entire setup is completed.

A bridge can also be attached to two dental implants. The implants would serve as the attaching teeth. Crowns and bridges restore most of your remaining teeth and replace those that you lost. They are an excellent solution for lost and damaged teeth.

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Get Crowns and Bridges

For That Beaming Smile Back

Damaged and deformed or gaps in your teeth can decrease your self-esteem. You need effective solutions that will bring your lovely smile back.

Crowns and bridges are excellent solutions if you have damaged or lost teeth. These treatments will keep most of your natural teeth and replace what you lost.

Fixing Damages and Rebuilding Loss

HIGH-TECH DENTAL SCANNING

Find a dental practice like Holford Partners Curaden that has high-tech in-house technology for perfectly scanning and making models of your teeth like panoral and X-ray.

HIGH-QUALITY MATERIALS

It would be best if you went to a place where the dentist can immediately create your crown or bridge in the in-house laboratory for perfect precision.

LONG-LASTING SOLUTIONS

Crowns and bridges last a lifetime when done right. Ensure that your dentist knows the right materials and has the skills to affix your solutions in a permanent way.

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Dental Examinations

Your dentist will examine your teeth, find out if you need crowns and bridges, and assess whether you are eligible for the treatment.

If you have relatively healthy gums, you most probably are good to proceed to the treatment.

If you have underlying problems that weaken the gum tissue surrounding the area the dentist will place your crown or bridge, you might have to undergo gum treatments before getting crowns and bridges.

Also, the dentist might defer you to other solutions when crowns and bridges turn out to be less than ideal. For example, you might get dental implants instead.

Also, if you choose so, you can opt for dentures instead of crowns and bridges. However, they feel a little less like natural teeth.

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Creating the Crown or Bridge

The dentist will use high-tech scans, a mold of the subjected teeth, and an impression of your mouth so that they could use them as bases for recreating a synthetic version of the replacement.

For a practice like Holford Partners Curaden, they have an in-house lab where they make your teeth replacements.

Your crown or bridge can be made of metal, ceramic, porcelain, zirconia, composite resin, or a combination of materials. It all depends on the purpose of the tooth to be replaced.

If you need a crown for a molar that does heavy chewing work and is located at an almost invisible area of the mouth, you can opt for cheaper but stronger material like metal rather than more aesthetic porcelain.

Your dentist will give you the best choice.

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Multi-Day Treatment

You can have a scheduled subdivided procedure that is done in a few separate days. This is the most common way of getting crowns or bridges.

For the first session, the dentist will examine and prepare the tooth needing the crown. This step often involves taking scans of your tooth and making a mold of or mouth to help create your crown or bridge.

The dentist will then file down and remove part of the tooth’s outer layer. The doctor will then make an impression of your trimmed tooth and the teeth surrounding it.

The dentist will then put a temporary crown over the filed tooth for protection. At this point, you may go home and wait for the next schedule.

Then, the dentist will send the impression to the in-house lab where they will make your crown or bridge. You might have to wait for a few days or several weeks, depending on the material, size, and quantity of your crown or bridge.

When finished, you’ll return for the second visit and your dentist will cement the tooth replacement.

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Single-Day Treatment

A practice like Holford Partners Curaden can create your crown in-house and provide you same-day treatment mostly for less complex crowns.

When you come in, the dentist will take digital pictures of your mouth. Using high-tech digital scans and photos, the dentist will create your crown right there in the practice.

The creation process takes about 1-2 hours. You wouldn’t have to wait for too long.

When your crown is ready, the dentist cements it into place permanently.

This fast process takes about 2 to 4 hours. However, this is only ideal for people who have less complex situations.

Also, most clinics consider the minimum health standards and would rather not have people queue and wait.

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Root Canal

A root canal is done to save a tooth that would otherwise be removed because of inflammation or infection in the canals holding its pulp, causing intense pain.

This endodontic surgical procedure will remove the throbbing pain without having you lose your precious tooth.

After an x-ray diagnosis and finding out you need the procedure, the goal will be to remove the pulp, cleaning the canal thoroughly, and sealing it to prevent future infection.

After the procedure, we will use an impression of your teeth to create a crown, making your tooth good as new.

We make sure that you will experience zero pain and guarantee 100% relief from your discomfort.

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Dental Implants

If you have lost a tooth or after an extraction, you have the option of getting a dental implant. It is a painless surgery you can have with us.

A dental implant is a metal post attached to your jaw bone that serves as the root’s replacement.

The surgery will last 1-2 hours per tooth, and you will have to wait for at least three months of complete healing before the final restoration of your smile. You first will be given a temporary crown.

Three to six months later, your lab-made crown is done, and the final steps are achieved.

Come to Holford Partners Curaden for dental implants. We guarantee quality work that lasts a lifetime.

FAQs

Can I have multiple treatments while getting a crown or bridge?

Sometimes a dentist will do a combination of things when possible. They can happen in schedules or a long day of treatment.

One way is when you get a root canal on the same day as getting a crown. Or, if two damaged teeth have a gap in between, the dentist can trim both of the teeth and attach a bridge made of two crowns and a middle full tooth replacement for the gap – this is a basic bridge procedure.

You might also have a gap of multiple lost teeth and only one natural tooth adjacent it has damage. Instead of trimming another healthy tooth, the dentist can first put a dental implant as the other end of the bridge.

Treatments that require healing will not allow you to have the crown or bridge on the same day. For example, extraction or surgery.

Are crowns and bridges expensive?

The cost of crowns and bridges widely vary depending on the material and the quantity.

If you don’t want to use your money for these treatments you can opt for relatively less costly dentures. But, most of these alternatives, the cheaper ones, are less like your original teeth.

The best thing you can do to avoid costs for dental replacements is preventive care. Regular checkups, professional hygiene cleans, excellent oral care habits, proper diet and nutrition, and exercise will get you a long way.

What is the price range for Holford Partners Curaden?

If you are wondering if we are too expensive for you, do not worry. You don’t have to be a celebrity or mortgage your house to avail of our services.

Whenever we have a diagnosis, we will give you all options available, ranging from the cheapest to the most expensive. We can arrange scheduled procedures or choose the best, most affordable alternative if you are on a budget.

Whether you are a janitor or a superstar, we will treat you as well as we treat everyone – with warmth and hospitality. Our goal is oral health care – keyword care.

We guarantee that whatever procedure you get from us, you will receive the best quality results that will indeed allow you to avoid repeats or troubleshoots. Our quality dental work will save you a lot of money.

Other dentists will sell out for cheap but provide lousy results. With bad dental work, you could end up having complications that can cost significantly more money than you initially required.

Our treatments’ results are effective and long-lasting, which means that you won’t have to worry about problems, pain, and discomfort for a significant amount of time.

Do you do online consultation?

We do not serve online consultation because dental check-ups require dentists to take a close look at your teeth and gums. Even if you had a powerful camera that you can put inside your mouth, you wouldn’t know how a health professional would angle it correctly.

What we do is put Covid-19 protocols in place so that we can avoid infection for our dentists, staff, and patients.

What are your Covid-19 protocols?

We have sanitizing stations in our clinic, and we implement the no face mask, no entry policy. We check for temperatures at the entrance and disallow anyone who has a fever or cough from entering the premises.

There will be no queueing in the clinic, and you have to call for a scheduled appointment before coming. We want to interrogate patients over the phone before a visit, and we no longer accept walk-ins for now.

We ensure that our dentists, hygienists, and staff are regularly tested for the virus and implement strict sanitation procedures for everyone working in the clinic. We will also be using protective equipment to ensure that we can continue serving you without any risk of infection.

If you plan to visit the clinic, please leave your contact on the form on this website or call us directly.

Do you allow children and elders even during a lockdown?

Yes. As a healthcare provider, we will not deny children in need of our services.

If you bring your child, teen, or senior citizen while there is a lockdown implemented, talk to us to figure out what paperwork you need to get.

We would like to remind you to directly transport the patient from your house to the clinic to avoid problems. Likewise, go home at once after the check-up or treatment session.

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