Dental crowns and bridges in Las Vegas can vary, and at Las Vegas Smile Center we believe in doing the job right the first time.
We understand how important a smile is; it’s part of how we express ourselves, and when our patients require the most economical solution to fix missing teeth, we recommend crowns and bridges. Dental crowns and bridges in Las Vegas are pretty routine, but that doesn’t mean all the dentists making them are routinely skilled.
A crown is a piece of false tooth that is fitted atop a weaker or broken tooth, to put it simply. Maybe a tooth has a major cavity, the kind where a routine filling just won’t do.
Sometimes it’s after a root canal, which is the removal of infected nerve-pulp in the tooth’s center. A crown is then placed over this weakened tooth to protect it from further decay or damage. Sometimes a tooth is just naturally discolored or shaped differently; in this case, a crown can be used to restore the tooth’s function. If there are multiple teeth missing, we’d recommend a dental bridge.
A dental bridge, well, bridges gaps between teeth, and you want the best dental architect in charge of that! The mouth has a symmetry to it, and we want yours to be comfortable and natural-feeling. You and your dentist will work together to find the best fit, and once that’s established your bridgework will be cemented in.
It takes more than one visit for your dentist to fit you for a dental crown or bridge in Las Vegas, and this is to customize every step to form the best, most natural fit possible. Sometimes your dentist will need to file down the adjacent teeth to better fit the bridge, and this is the interest of keeping your teeth as balanced and secure as possible.
Continue to floss under the gumline as normal, and brush between your teeth, since dental crowns and bridges can’t prevent cavities and gum disease. Now that you have a strong smile, you’ll want to keep it that way.