A dental crown is a good treatment option for replacing silver fillings that are worn out or damaged. They can cover cavities, protect weak teeth, and improve the look of your smile.
What is a dental crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-like cap placed onto the surface of a tooth. They are meant to improve look and shape, and also strengthen damaged teeth. Various materials like porcelain and ceramic are used to create a cap that matches the color and appearance of your teeth. Dr. Tina pairs up with a local lab to create the best crowns in the greater Colonia area.
Why do I need a dental crown?
When you have weak or damaged teeth, your entire mouth can become compromised. Not only do crowns fix your teeth and prevent any additional damage or pain, they improve the overall the look and feel of your smile.
What does a dental crown actually do?
Sometimes cavity removals and root canal treatments remove some of your real tooth, leaving it exposed and vulnerable. A weak tooth is more prone to breaking, infections, and cavities. A crown can be used to cover the tooth to strengthen and protect it from further damage.
Crowns are a fast and easy way to restore damaged teeth. Whether you want to cover up a silver filling or cavity, crowns restore the look, feel, and overall health of your teeth.
Support with a Bridge
Dental Crowns are an alternative to implants or partial dentures. Crowns can be fastened to a strong and healthy tooth to provide a noninvasive way to support a dental bridge.
Replace: Dental Implant Crown
Crowns can also be implanted to replace a missing or damaged tooth. An artificial root is implanted by an oral surgeon. Once you’ve had time to heal, we take impressions and join the implant abutment and crown to the synthetic root.
When you have one or more missing teeth that need to be replaced you may want to consider having a dental bridge placed.
What is a dental bridge?
A dental bridge consists of one or more artificial teeth used to fill a gap in your smile. Dr. Tina will need to evaluate the condition of the existing teeth on either side of the space. She will then prepare the teeth and take an impression and send it to the lab. The lab will fabricate the bridge and Dr. Tina will try it in and cement it after a good fit.
Why do I need a dental bridge?
If you have one or more missing teeth your mouth might not be functioning properly and chewing may be difficult.
Missing teeth can allow other teeth to move into the vacant space. This may cause pain by placing more stress on your jaw joints and teeth and sometimes cause the teeth to fracture due to overuse. These teeth that have moved are now more susceptible to gum disease and tooth decay since it is more difficult to properly clean them.
How do I know if I should get a dental bridge?
Consulting a dentist is the best way to determine if a dental bridge is right for you. During your exam Dr. Tina Panchal will take the time to go over all your possible options and answer any questions you have.
How do I take care of a dental bridge?
Regular checkups by Dr. Tina and cleanings are crucial to help ensure that you have not developed cavities or gum disease around the bridge.
Proper personal oral hygiene is important to get rid of plaque and bacteria to keep your dental bridge looking good and cavity free. You can use a floss threader to floss under the bridge where the artificial tooth sits on your gums. Flossing and brushing properly around the bridge is imperative to prevent gum disease and cavities under the bridge.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Whether some or all of your natural teeth are missing, Dr. Tina Panchal may be able to restore the functionality of your mouth and aesthetics of your smile with dentures.
Since her office is conveniently located in Colonia, NJ, you don’t have to go far to get great professional denture service.
What is a denture?
A denture is synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base that has been made to match your natural teeth and gums.
Besides making your smile look better, dentures also fix the way your mouth functions overall. Dentures also support your cheeks and lips to reduce sagging of the muscles in your face.
What are some of the different types of dentures?
Below are some types of dentures that might be available to you. Even though there are many options, not all patients are good candidates for every type of denture. During your appointment, Dr. Tina Panchal will let you know which options may work best for you.
Conventional Complete Dentures
Conventional complete dentures consist of an upper denture and a lower denture.
The upper denture is made to replace all of your teeth in your upper jaw. It covers the roof of your mouth and fits securely on your upper gums and palate.
The lower denture is made to take the place of all your teeth in your lower jaw. It sits on the lower gums and stays in place with the help of your tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles.
Your mouth must be clear of all natural teeth before conventional complete dentures are placed. If some of your teeth need to be removed, the dentures will be placed once your gums have healed.
Immediate dentures are put into place right after all of your remaining teeth have been removed. You do not have to wait for your gums to heal before the immediate dentures are placed. The dentist may need to make adjustments once your gums have fully healed.
Implant-Supported Complete Dentures
Like conventional complete dentures, implant-supported complete dentures replace all of your natural teeth. Instead of relying solely on the structure, tongue, saliva, and cheek muscles, this type of dentures uses implants to keep them secure.
Implant-supported complete dentures are placed on healthy gums that have fully recovered from teeth extractions and/or implant placements.
Partial dentures are also comprised of synthetic teeth attached to a plastic base made to look like your natural teeth and gums. Below the plastic base they usually have a framework that attaches to your teeth. Unlike complete dentures, partial dentures cannot be placed in a mouth with no teeth.
How do I take care of my dentures?
Dentures require special attention to keep them working well and looking good.
Dentures are fragile and should be handle very carefully at all times. They can break after being dropped.
When not in your mouth, dentures need to be stored in water in a container so that they don’t dry out and lose their shape.
Like your natural teeth, your dentures need to be cleaned well.
Remove them from your mouth and rinse with cool water to remove loose food particles. Use a denture brush or soft bristled toothbrush with denture cleanser to clean them. Once you have finished cleaning your dentures, rinse them thoroughly.
You should continue to clean all parts of the inside of your mouth daily as well. Brushing your palate, tongue, and gums every morning with a soft brush increases the circulation in your tissue and helps get rid of plaque.
Visit the Dentist
You should visit the dentist to make sure your dentures and mouth are functioning together correctly. Besides checking the fit of your dentures, the dentist will also look for any signs of oral diseases. A new denture should be made every 5-7 years to make sure it is fitting properly.
How do I know if I should get dentures?
When teeth are missing, there are many different ways to help your mouth function optimally and look great. Making an appointment with a dentist is the best way to determine what type of treatment is best for you.
Call Dr. Tina today to schedule a Free Denture Consult at 732-499- 8220.