Crowns And Bridges

Crowns And Bridges Specialist
Crowns and bridges are used to fill gaps where you've lost a tooth or had one broken beyond repair. The staff of Renton Dental Professionals can fashion both crowns and bridges to suit your specific needs. Located in Renton, Washington, the office serves patients in many of the surrounding communities. If you live in the area and are looking for dental professionals who are well known throughout the community, the staff encourages you to call for an appointment at your earliest convenience.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

Are crowns designed to be permanent?

While crowns are designed to be permanent, their lifespan is determined by how well you care for your teeth and the quality of the materials they're made with. Crowns made from high-grade porcelain can last from five to ten years, while those made from resin may only last for three to five years.

A temporary crown is only intended to last for a few months. Although they may last for several years, temporary crowns can weaken considerably over time and eventually break. Continuing to visit your dentist for annual check-ups will enable them to monitor the condition of your crown and make any repairs that may be necessary.

Why are bridges used?

A bridge is a permanent appliance used to take the place of one or more teeth that have been lost or damaged. Because the bridge fills an open space between the remaining teeth, it provides stability to the structure of the mouth. This keeps the teeth on either side of the gap from shifting and also helps maintain your bite's natural alignment.

Bridges provide stability to the structures of the mouth, making it easier to chew your food and speak naturally. They also give the appearance of a full set of teeth without any gaps or spaces. This provides you with a more charming smile and allows your mouth to function as it should.

What is the difference between a bridge and a partial?

A bridge is a dental device or appliance attached or bonded to your existing teeth. It isn't removed and acts as if it's a natural part of your mouth's structure. Bridges are cleaned and maintained just like your other teeth and are checked regularly as part of your annual dental check-up.

A partial, on the other hand, is a denture designed to fill gaps where your natural teeth have been lost. Partials are removed just like a full denture plate would be when it needs to be cleaned or repaired. Partials fit snugly in place, allowing you to chew your food and speak as if you had a regular denture in place.

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