A dental crown is essentially a hollow cap that fits over a tooth that has suffered decay or has been damaged. The crown strengthens the tooth and improves its overall appearance. It is a painless procedure that can take up to 45 minutes to complete. With a bridge, your Homestead general dentist measures for crowns to be placed on either side of the space that has a missing tooth and places a false tooth between the two crowns. A bridge usually requires two visits. The first visit typically requires preparation of the teeth when your dentist covers them with temporary crowns. The bridge is often placed on the second visit. If a third appointment is necessary, the dentist may make a minor adjustment of the crown to be sure the patient is comfortable.
Dr. Robert Cuckler, your Homestead cosmetic dentist, is proficient in the use of crowns and bridges. For more than 30 years he has been meeting the dental needs of the Homestead community with the highest quality dental care. If your teeth are decayed and look damaged, you may want to consider ceramic crowns or bridges to give yourself a fresh and natural look. Dr. Cuckler will determine if you are a good candidate for a crown or a bridge when he conducts a comprehensive examination and determines the best treatment for you.
If you do opt for a crown or a bridge and have the procedure done, your Homestead cosmetic dentist, Robert Cuckler, DDS, will instruct you on how to care for your crown or bridge. They are durable for years if given the right care. Improve the appearance of your teeth. Ask Dr. Cuckler for an evaluation and get a new lease on life.