Reviving Smiles with Crowns & Bridges in Brockton, MA
At the dental practice of Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips, we provide lifelike crowns and bridges. If you have weak, damaged, or missing teeth, a dental crown or bridge can provide you with a long-term solution. These reliable restorations can renew your dental function and give you a beautiful smile that boosts your self-esteem.
Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips has the experience, skill, and technology to provide you with a new crown or bridge of the highest quality and make. She can also repair and replace your existing restoration if needed. Contact our Brockton, MA, dentist and her team to get started today! We proudly serve the communities of Easton Line, Stoughton, and Bridgewater.
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What is a Dental Crown & How Can It Help?
A dental crown covers the entire structure of a tooth, restoring it to its natural size, shape, and function. Apart from renewing strength, a crown can also improve dental appearance.
Dental crowns are highly versatile and can:
- Protect a tooth weakened by decay
- Repair and hold together a cracked tooth
- Restore a broken tooth
- Re-shape a tooth for cosmetic purposes
- Support a dental bridge
- Complete a dental implant
- Protect a tooth after root canal therapy
What Does Getting A Crown Involve?
It typically takes two appointments to receive your new crown. The first visit involves a detailed consultation and exam, followed by tooth preparation. Our team takes x-rays during this appointment to determine the state of your teeth and the roots and surrounding gums. If we discover extensive dental damage or infection, Dr. Martin-Phillips may perform a root canal first.
If you have damage to the tooth, Dr. Martin-Philips will numb the area, remove the affected area and create enough space for the crown. We will seal your tooth with a temporary crown for the time being. Impressions are taken which include the teeth above, below, and next to it to ensure your bite is maintained after your procedure.
Our team sends these impressions to our trusted lab for precise fabrication. After about ten days, you will back come in for your second appointment. We remove the temporary restoration and evaluate the shade, shape, and fit of your permanent crown. The lab is located downstairs, and they can come to the office if special alterations are needed. Our dentist places your new prosthetic and secures it with dental cement.
What are Dental Bridges & How Do They Help?
Dental bridges are often ideal for replacing several teeth missing in a row. These restorations typically consist of two crowns and a prosthetic tooth or pontic to create a bridge. Traditional options use neighboring, healthy teeth on either side of the gap for support. A bridge can also be supported by two dental implants for lasting security.
Dental bridges are useful in many circumstances, including:
- Restoring chewing and biting functions
- Renewing comfortable speaking
- Helping maintain natural facial features
- Preventing nearby teeth from shifting out of place
- Replacing missing teeth & boosting your confidence
The Dental Bridge Process Explained
A dental bridge typically replaces two or more teeth, although it can take care of larger gaps. The process is similar to receiving a crown. The same preparation is done to neighboring teeth if you are receiving a traditional bridge without implants. After creating an impression of your bite, Dr. Martin-Phillips places temporary restorations. On the second appointment, she will install the permanent bridge after ensuring it fits correctly.
How Do I Take Care of My New Crown or Bridge?
Good oral hygiene is key to increasing the durability of your crown or bridge. This involves taking care of your restoration the same as you would with natural, healthy teeth. Brush your teeth twice daily and flossing once a day. Flossing removes plaque and food debris between teeth that could contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. We also recommend swishing your mouth thoroughly every morning and night with mouthwash to help get rid of any bacteria lurking behind.
Restoration Repairs & Replacements
Dental crowns and bridges can still accumulate bacteria that may cause decay in the underlying tooth. Excessive pressure or wear can also lead to damage, compromising your restoration. Depending on your situation, Dr. Martin-Phillips may either repair your failing restoration or provide a replacement. We will discuss your options and help you select the right solution for your specific needs.
Our team uses beautiful, durable porcelain, zirconia, or a mixture of metal and porcelain. These materials look and feel natural and can last for many years.
Renew Your Smile’s Beauty & Function Today!
Dr. Karen Martin-Phillips has built a solid reputation for providing exceptional dental care and treatments. Her oral health solutions have improved the functionality and beauty of countless smiles. With support from our skilled and caring team, she can achieve the same top-quality results for you!
We proudly provide dental crowns and bridges in the communities of Easton Line, Stoughton, and Bridgewater, MA. Contact our Brockton, MA, dental office to get started today!
CALL US: (508) 584-1700 REQUEST APPOINTMENT