March 22, 2016 PDM Admin

What You Need to Know About Oral Crowns and Bridges

If you’re dealing with the effects of one or more missing teeth, you may feel embarrassed and even afraid to be in public. However, millions of people have lost permanent teeth and found crowns and bridges helped them feel proud of their smiles.

Maybe you feel you’re a good candidate for dental crowns in Henderson, NV. Only a dentist can do an assessment to know for sure, but the information below should help you feel more informed prior to an initial visit.

What Are Dental Crowns?

 Dental crowns are tooth-shaped porcelain pieces that fit over existing teeth to improve their appearance and add protection. They are often recommended to patients who are not suited for dental implants.

In some cases, dental bridges may be used in conjunction with crowns. A bridge has a crown on each side, and an artificial tooth in the middle that is made from porcelain bonded to metal or ceramic.

Understanding the Process

 Dr. Irwan Goh provides dental crowns in Hendersonville, NV at our office. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, Dr. Goh will take impressions of the two teeth on either side of the gap where the missing tooth once was. Next, he will prepare the site by shaving the enamel of those neighboring teeth and inserting a temporary crown. Then, during a second visit, he will insert the permanent crown and situate it in the proper position.

After the crown is in your mouth, there may be a follow-up appointment to ensure everything looks as it should. No matter what, Dr. Goh will inform you about good oral care measures and answer any questions you have.

There is no need to be ashamed of missing teeth. Procedures like those explained above could restore your smile, not to mention boost your self confidence and help you feel more sociable. To make an appointment with Dr. Goh, just call 702-732-3754.