Dental Crowns and Bridges

A dental crown is tooth-shaped cap that is permanently cemented over a tooth, in order to restore the tooth’s strength, shape and size, and improve its appearance. The crown will cover the visible portion of the tooth above and right at the gum line, once it is cemented into place.

Crowns are used to hold weak, broken, or cracked teeth together to avoid further fracturing. Crowns are also used to support large fillings, attach a bridge, or cover discolored or deformed teeth. Crowns may also be placed over Glendale dental implants.

The Glendale Arizona dentist usually requires two dental visits to install a crown. First, the dentist needs to prepare the tooth or implant for the crown. The dentist will grind and shape the tooth so that the crown can be fitted over it. Then, the dentist makes an impression of tooth and surrounding gums, which is then sent to a dental laboratory so that the crown can be created. The dentist fits a temporary crown over the tooth, until the permanent crown is ready. During the second visit, dentist will remove the temporary crown and cement the finished permanent crown onto the tooth.

Crowns generally last about five to eight years, and with good oral hygiene most crowns last longer. Certain habits such as fingernail biting, chewing ice, and grinding teeth can do damage to the crown, and should be avoided.

Cosmetic Dental Porcelain Crowns vs. Gold Crowns in Peoria

Dental Crowns

If you need a tooth crown come, to Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead. A dental crown is used to restore the strength, size and shape of the tooth, and it’s cemented into place permanently. They hold weak, broken, or cracked teeth together, to make sure that your tooth doesn’t sustain any further damage. With a five star rating on Google and Yelp and an A+ rating on the BBB, you can be confident That Dr.Ceyhan is a quality dentist, who will do a great job on your crowns. For more information contact us at 623-979-1515 or visit our website at drgregceyhan.com

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Dental bridges are fixed, in that they are cemented on the supporting teeth, or in some cases fixed on the dental implant that has been placed next to the missing teeth.

Importance of Replacing the Missing Teeth

Replacing the missing teeth will restore your ability to properly chew and speak besides its cosmatic advantage; in addition the space caused by the missing teeth may allow the surrounding teeth to shift into that space. This shifting could cause a misalignment in your bite that can result in problems with your jaw joint. These shifted teeth are harder to clean, making them more susceptible to gum disease, decay or even additional tooth loss.

The Dental Bridge Treatment

It normally takes two or more visits for your dentist to complete your bridge. On your first Glendale AZ visit the supporting teeth, which are typically the ones on either side of the missing tooth, are prepared. This is done to make room for the crowns that will slide over the supporting teeth. These crowns also serve as holders of the pontic, which is the missing tooth’s replacement.
Next, an impression of the supporting teeth is made so a Glendale dental laboratory can custom fit the bridge. Finally a temporary dental bridge is inserted to protect the supporting teeth as well as the space between them.
On your second visit the permanent bridge is placed and adjusted to insure proper fit and function. If the fit of the bridge is satisfactory your dentist will proceed with permanently cementing the bridge into place.

If you are missing one or more teeth, your remaining teeth may be compromised. To make sure the rest your teeth remain strong and healthy, a dental bridges the best option. A dental bridge is essentially a replacement for one or more of the teeth in your mouth. This is used to support surrounding teeth, so they do not become susceptible to decay and damage. With a five star rating on Google and Yelp and an A+ rating on the BBB, you can be confident Dr.Ceyhan is a quality dentist who will do a great job on your dental bridge. For more information contact us at 623-979-1515 or visit our website at DrGregCeyhan.com

Dental Bridge Post Treatment Expectations

After the successful completion of the bridge you may feel some discomfort, mild pain when biting or sensitivity to temperature changes for a few days. As advised by your dentist, you can take over-the-counter pain medicine, such as Advil that contains ibuprofen, to alleviate the discomfort. If these symptoms persist more than a few days, visit your dentist.

Cleaning Your Dental Bridge

The longevity of your dental bridge depends in large part on the quality of the material in the bridge, as well as your oral hygiene, diet and the health of the supporting teeth and gums. Please ask your dentist for proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Understanding Root Canals
Hi, I’m Dr. Greg Ceyhan from Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Glendale, Arizona and that’s in the Arrowhead area.

A root canal is probably one of the most feared words in the English language. It kind of makes people sweat when we even talk about it. Realistically, for the majority of my patients that undergo that procedure, it is painless. It’s no different than getting a filling or any other type of dental procedure in a dentist’s office. We usually, well, almost always, anesthetize or numb our patients, so they don’t feel anything. And the procedure takes probably about an hour to 90 minutes and all we’re doing is cleaning the inside of the tooth, removing the infected nerve out of the tooth and then filling the inside of the tooth with something, so that the tooth does not get reinfected.

Tips For A Fantastic Smile
Hi, I’m Dr. Greg Ceyhan from Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead in Glendale, Arizona and that’s in the Arrowhead area.

Brushing and flossing everyday, that’s the most important thing that you can do. Seeing your dentist regularly whether it’s two, three or four times a year for just a routine cleaning or a more involved cleaning is, depending on whether or not you have gum problems, is also really important. Going for regular care seems to be the one thing that I think is essential in catching stuff early and preventing bigger problems down the road.

I think the best thing that I can advise my patients is use a soft toothbrush. Replace it every three to four months and really to brush and floss after meals. So, anywhere from two to three times a day would be great advice for anybody who wants to have a great smile.