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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

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Patient education is important to everyone on our team. We firmly believe that the more you know about oral health, the better you can take care of your teeth and gums. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have—either when you are here for your appointment or before you come in.

We tend to hear some questions quite frequently, and for your convenience, we have listed those here. If you don’t see your question here, be sure to ask!

Crowns and Bridges

3d image of the procedure for a dental crown houston txDuring the actual procedure of preparing a tooth, the patient should feel absolutely nothing. Local anesthetics are used to make sure the tooth is fully numb before performing the procedure. After the procedure, when the anesthesia wears off, it is common to have a little gum sensitivity that typically lasts just the day of the procedure. For most patients, the discomfort is a mild annoyance and does not require any pain medication.

Not like most patients?

For some patients, a little over-the-counter pain medication is required the first day, but this is very rare. Tooth sensitivity after a dental crown procedure is not very common. After the procedure is completed we always apply de-sensitizer medications to minimize any tooth sensitivity. If the tooth has a large break, or cavity very close to the nerve of the tooth, the risk of sensitivity increases. However, we always warn patients about this before the procedure so there are no surprises.

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If you have questions or concerns about dental crowns in Memorial TX, don't hesitate to contact us! We will try our best to provide you with all the information you need and hopefully see you in our office for an appointment!

dental crown | memorial tx | 77079Dental bridges and dental crowns are placed to help repair a tooth or a section of teeth that have been damaged. You may benefit from the placement of crowns and dental bridges if you have suffered trauma to a tooth or a specific area of your mouth and are looking for a permanent restorative treatment option to replace what was lost.

 

Crowns

Dental crowns in Houston, TX help protect teeth that have become cracked, split, or heavily decayed. If part of a natural tooth is viable, but there is a concern that the tooth may break completely or later become damaged beyond repair, it is likely a porcelain crown will be recommended.

Bridges

Dr. Bharwani, our talented in-house dentist, will likely recommend treatment with dental bridges in Houston, TX if a patient has a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Bridges work together with crowns to fill the empty spaces left behind by missing teeth and to help protect that space’s neighboring teeth. If you have experienced tooth loss or have had teeth extracted, a dental bridge may be an excellent restorative option.

Are Crowns & Bridges My Only Option?

Dental crowns and dental bridges can both be placed by our dental office. As a caring dentist in Memorial, TX, Dr. Bharwani can advise you if crowns and bridges are your best treatment option. In addition to crowns and bridges, dental implants are another popular restorative dentistry choice.

If you have concerns about dental bridges or crowns in the Houston area, do not hesitate to contact our dental office.

Crown

image of a newly molded dental crown houston txA dental crown is a procedure performed on a single tooth, where the entire tooth covered with a lab-made material. The material will look like a tooth and act exactly as the tooth did before. A crown is typically performed when a tooth is heavily damaged due large cavity or fracture and there is a concern that the tooth could break completely if it is not protected by a crown. Crowns can be placed both on teeth as well on implants and our roughly the same on each. A crown is permanently cemented onto the tooth or implant.

Bridge

3d image of a dental bridge houston txA dental bridge is a procedure involving multiple crowns. This procedure is preformed when a tooth is missing in between two other teeth. The two teeth on each side of the space are prepared for crowns. The bridge will look like three teeth connected together. The two crowns on each side of the space connected to a tooth that will cover the space over the missing tooth. Just like a crown, the bridge will be cemented onto the two teeth permanently. A bridge also can be put on teeth as well as implants. A bridge can also replace multiple missing teeth and not just one.

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For more information about dental crowns and bridges in Memorial TX, please contact our office and we will assist you with any questions or concerns that you might have! We look forward to hearing from you!

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