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What You
Need to
ord Crown
and Bridge
What is the Best Way
to Care For a Crown
and Bridge?
Care for it as you would any of your other
teeth you wish to preserve! Proper oral
hygiene, including flossing at least once
a day and brushing twice daily, is just as
important as ever to help you keep your
teeth and gums healthy, along with regular
dental hygiene appointments.
To make the most of your investment,
it's important that you follow our
recommendations--including making
adjustments to your diet. We recommen
avoiding sticky foods like caramels, gum
and taffy, and crunchy foods like hard
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for a lif
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ve throughout your crown and b
nt. During the process we will d
ing we can to ensure your comf
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Crown a
lost teeth
help you
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solution can h
problems that
tooth is missin
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, support
g teeth and
dental health.
with tooth loss, crown
atment may be the right
Etion for you. This long-term
elp prevent the cycle of
can occur when just one
g, such as shifting of the
remaining teeth, decay, periodontal
disease and bone loss. We provide this
brochure to help you understand why
restoration through crown and bridge
treatment is so important, and what
the procedure involves.
Youngman Center
3400 E. McDowell
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 225-9090
BR-03625 ? ? SmartPractice?
The Facts About Crown What is a Bridge and Why Are If the missing tooth is not replaced, more teeth may How is the Treatment Performed?
and Bridge Treatments Crowns Involved? eventually be lost due to the improper forces Once we determine that crown and bridge
A bridge is a custom device anchored to neighboring exerted during chewing. treatment is indicated, a series of appointments
What is a Crown? teeth that replaces one or more missing teeth. What are the Benefits of Crown will be scheduled for
When a lost tooth is replaced with a bridge, the teeth and Bridge Treatment? to keep all of these ap
A crown--sometimes called a "cap"--is a on either side of the missing one must be carefully delays in treatment. A
tooth-like covering placed over a carefully prepared to serve as anchors (abutments) to hold Crown and Bridge Treatment will restore lost teeth, complete a thorough o
prepared existing tooth. Used to strengthen, the prosthetic replacement teeth in place. The type support remaining teeth and help you maintain
restore or improve the appearance of your natural of crown and bridge materials used depends on: optimum dental health. We will evaluate your oral
tooth, a crown is placed on an individual tooth ? Aesthetics--color match and appearance health and work to create the best treatment
much like a thimble over your finger. options for you.
In addition to being used to strengthen a tooth ? Form--the contour of the bridge must conform to
to accommodate the attachment of a fixed bridge, the surrounding tissue in a natural healthy Crown an
crowns serve many functions. One of the most position
common is to support the tooth when there is ? Function--chewing and biting accuracy ? Restores you
? Matches the
no longer sufficient tooth structure left to place Why is Crown and Bridge natural teet
a filling. Crowns may also be used to protect the
structure of a tooth that is fractured or broken. Treatment Necessary? ? Maintains th
Losing a permanent tooth--whether it be due to ? Maintains th
Types of Crowns dental decay, periodonta
? Porcelain Fused-to-Metal Crowns accident--can cause man
? Full Ceramic Crowns
neighboring teeth. Becau
forces are altered, the rem
? Full Gold Crowns to shift. The opposing to
? Partial Coverage Gold or Ceramic Crowns
The crow
been da
n or "cap" fits over a carefully
existing tooth. Single crowns are
when a large portion of the tooth ha
Smaged by decay.
tooth can begin to move
socket, which can accele
further break down the b
l (gum) disease, injury or ? Prevents un
y serious problems for your ? Keeps other
se the support and chewing ? Prevents shi
aining teeth may begin adjacent tee
oth above or below the lost ? Restores you
up or down and out of the and speak
Mrate gum disease and ? Discourages
one structure. periodontal
d Bridge Treatment:
r smile
color and appearance of your
e natural bite
e shape of your face
natural stress on other teeth
teeth in their proper place
fting and tilting of
r ability to properly chew
further dental decay and
Lan evaluation of your
x-rays are completed a
During the restorative
anesthetize the area to
carefully shape and co
to be crowned to allow
sufficient space for pro
Finally, we make an im
fit the teeth involved w
or bridge to protect th
At the following appo
final crown or bridge
permanently, making
Eyou. It is important for you
pointments to prevent any
t the first appointment, we
ral examination, including
dental history. Any necessary
t this time.
procedure, we first
be treated. Next, we
ntour the tooth or teeth
the crown or bridge
per fit and appearance.
pression of the area and
ith a temporary crown
em until your next
intment, we evaluate the
for proper fit before placing it
final adjustments if necessary.
For superior aesthetics, full ceramic crowns and The bridge spans the space where Together, the replacement tooth (or
porcelain fused-to-metal crowns are often used to one or more teeth have been lost in teeth) and crowns are fabricated and
As look like your natural teeth. Gold crowns may be used the dental arch. placed in the mouth as one non-
for extra strength, usually on the back teeth where removable unit called a fixed bridge.
chewing surfaces are under the most pressure.