Dental Crowns and Bridges
We take lost and damaged teeth very seriously. Our crowns and bridges provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are effective restorations when teeth are lost or severely damaged. Our crowns and bridges look natural and offer much-needed assistance with speaking and chewing. We ensure our restorations last as long as possible by using high-quality materials to provide exceptional performance.
We ensure your dental crowns and bridges blend in seamlessly with your existing teeth and will function like natural teeth. Typically this process takes two visits but at our office, it’s all done in one visit. With our technology, including intraoral scanners that eliminate the need for sloppy impressions and our 3 milling units, your crowns or bridges are created while you wait.
At Shreveport Dental Solutions, we have a warranty on all of our crowns and bridges. The warranty covers any decay for 2 years and breakage for 5 years.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are helpful when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, your tooth has had root canal therapy or for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns can be applied in a variety of different ways. Firstly, it can be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure which restores the tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth.
Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are used when a patient has lost one or more teeth. Their name refers to replacing one or more teeth by bridging the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or by using permanently installed precision metal mechanisms. At Shreveport Dental Solutions, we custom design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
The lifespan of a dental crown or bridge varies based on a number of factors such as the material used, maintenance, and position in the mouth.
The average lifespan of a dental crown is 15 years though with proper maintenance it is common to see them last as long as 25-30 years.
Dental bridges are slightly less durable and can last as little as 5-7 years up to 10-15 years with proper care.
If you have more questions about dental crowns and bridges, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.