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Crown and Bridge in Lawrenceville

Tooth loss is no laughing matter. In fact, the consequences can be quite serious. Aside from the emotional and psychological toll that tooth loss can cause, there are also real health risks. For example, did you know that missing teeth increase your risk of additional tooth loss, as well as other oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease? In addition, tooth loss can make maintaining a healthy diet difficult. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables and solid proteins is difficult without a full set of teeth. That’s why tooth replacement is so important. At Gwinnett Smile Design, Dr. Alex and Dr. Pete can rebuild your smile with a crown and bridge. By combining false teeth with dental crowns, Lawrenceville dentists create a permanent solution for tooth loss.

The Basics of Crown and Bridge

Sometimes dentists refer to a crown and bridge as a fixed partial. No matter what it’s called, this prosthetic bridges the gap in your smile with one or more false teeth that are securely held in place with dental crowns. The false teeth and crowns are fabricated in a single unit that your Lawrenceville dentist will adhesively bond to healthy teeth.

Receiving a Crown and Bridge in Lawrenceville

Once you and Dr. Alex or Dr. Pete decide that a crown and bridge is the right tooth replacement for you, you’re only two appointments away from having a complete smile. At the first visit, two healthy teeth are prepped for crowns, and at the second visit the entire prosthetic device is set.

The crowns must be firmly bonded to two teeth on either side of the gap in your smile. For those crowns to fit comfortably, the dentist must carefully remove a small amount of each tooth’s enamel. This way, the crowns will fit smoothly alongside adjacent teeth. Once this step is completed, we’ll take an impression that our dental lab will use to create your customized crown and bridge.

In a couple of weeks, you’ll return to our office to have the finished prosthetic—crowns on both ends and false teeth in between—bonded into place. In addition to restoring the appearance of your smile, a crown and bridge improves your ability to chew and speak, prevents other teeth from shifting and restores balance when you bite down.

Caring for Your Crown and Bridge

Aside from continuing to brush and floss every day, you’ll need to take special care of your crown and bridge. Plaque can accumulate here as easily as it does on natural teeth, so be sure to floss between the crowns and your natural teeth. In addition, you’ll need to floss underneath the bridge in order to remove plaque and food particles that can accumulate along this hidden gum tissue.

Find out if you can benefit from comprehensive tooth replacement with a crown and bridge! Don’t wait to get started -- contact Gwinnett Smile Design to book a free consultation with your dentist in Lawrenceville.