Dental Crowns and Dental BridgesLake Forest, CA
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At Meshia Azad DDS, we provide dental crowns for patients throughout the 92630 area. These procedures are extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected. Dr. Azad is an expert at completing these procedures in a way that looks natural while resolving oral health issues. This way a patient can regain the functionality of their tooth without looking like dental work was ever completed. If you live in Lake Forest, CA call (949) 625-1570 to schedule your child's appointment to learn more about dental crowns.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. Dr. Azad will typically use a crown to restore a tooth that has been damaged. A crown can be made in three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal, and all-ceramic. Where the crown is located will determine the best material to use. For example, front teeth should have an all-ceramic crown, if possible, since it looks the most natural. Patients throughout California will often use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is one method to replace a missing tooth. Meshia Azad DDS can use dental bridges to replace a tooth without undergoing surgery. The new tooth is held in place by two crowns. It looks natural and is made out of a ceramic or porcelain material to match the surrounding teeth. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Meshia Azad, will make sure that the new tooth looks and feels amazing. This is a popular option for patients throughout Lake Forest and the surrounding area.
Before the Procedure
When preparing for the procedure, we recommend that patients throughout California take a day off of school and the parent take a day off of work. If possible, you may want to take a couple of days off. It is normal for teeth to be somewhat sensitive, and it is easier if you don’t have to worry about your child at school.
When getting dental crowns installed, it is advisable that you work with an experienced dentist that knows how to complete the procedure in a way that looks natural. At Meshia Azad DDS, we can do so while also keeping our patients completely comfortable by using sedation dentistry. Before getting started, an impression is taken of the teeth so that the new crown can be created in a dental lab.
When placing a dental crown around a tooth, Meshia Azad DDS starts by preparing the tooth. A portion of the enamel needs to be removed so that there is room for the new crown to surround the tooth without pushing other teeth out of place. Once this is done, the tooth is cleaned a temporary crown is secured to it using removable glue. Patients typically wear a temporary crown for around two weeks while waiting for a permanent one to be created in the lab. During this time, it is important to be careful with what your child eats and how they brush their teeth since the temporary is designed to come off.
When the dental Restoratives are done being created by the lab, patients come back to our Lake Forest dentist office, so that the temporaries can be removed and the permanent ones bonded to the tooth. When getting a crown, this cap is secured around the tooth and once bonded in place the procedure is complete. With a bridge, a crown is placed on the two teeth that are surrounding the missing one. On top of the crown is a piece that looks like natural gums that holds the new tooth in place. These two crowns serve as anchors for this synthetic “bridge” and makes a new tooth as durable as it can be. Patients throughout the 92630 area depend on this procedure as a way to replace missing teeth in a way that looks natural and restores the functionality of the missing tooth.
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After the Procedure
When getting dental Restoratives, your child's teeth will be somewhat sensitive after they have been prepared. This is why they need to wear a temporary crown while waiting for a permanent one to be created. We use sedation dentistry to ensure that they will experience less discomfort during the procedure.
The benefit of wearing a crown is that it surrounds and protects the tooth. This means that regardless of how damaged the tooth was, you can eat your favorite foods without fear of discomfort. A crown can restore the functionality of your mouth by making it easy to eat, drink and speak like normal. This is ideal for people that are suffering from severely sensitive teeth, have a cracked or chipped tooth. To find out if the procedure is right for your child, call 949-625-1570 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Azad and discuss their options. At Meshia Azad DDS, we make it easier for patients throughout Lake Forest to have a beautiful and functional smile.
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