By Smiles By RK
July 23, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Are you interested in bridges and crowns from your Hampstead, MD, dentist?

There are so many options to improving your smile and improving your dental care. Crowns and bridges restore teeth, aesthetically, and dental-crownsfunctionality.

 

What are bridges?

Bridges are dental appliances that are natural-looking and replace missing teeth. Custom-made bridges also restore the natural contour of teeth, bite, chewing function and the relationship between your upper and lower teeth.

Bridges are fixed partial dentures, semi-permanent, that are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are other types of dentures --fixed dental bridges-- that maybe right for you, depending on your needs.

 

What are crowns?

Crowns are porcelain caps placed on the top of a tooth to reinforce teeth and hide imperfections. Your Hampstead dentist will need to carve the tooth to fit under the cap. If there's advanced decay, then large portions of the tooth are removed and filling material is used to buildup the tooth. Crowns are also used in other procedures, like bridges, dental implants and root canals.



How does one care for bridges and crowns?

You must maintain a healthy diet and oral regimen. If you like candy and sugary food, like popsicles, given the heat, and sodas, then you should reconsider. Sugars give way to acid-producing bacteria that break down the tooth's protective layer, enamel, which eventually leads to plaque and tartar buildup. Healthy foods like carrots and apples actually scrape food debris off teeth to keep teeth clean.

In addition to eating healthy, brush, and floss everyday. Spend two minutes brushing your teeth and while holding your brush at a 45-degree angle and floss before bed to preserve crowns and bridges, as well as natural teeth, of course!

 

If you're looking to restore your smile with the help of dental crowns and bridges, give us a call at (410) 374-9066 to schedule your consultation in Hampstead, MD.

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SMILES BY RK-Rudolph Klima DDS, FAGD
Cosmetic and General Dentistry
4519 Lower Beckleysville Rd
Hampstead, MD 21074-2613
410-374-9066