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Dental Crowns with Lusovita

A beautiful and healthy smile is the ticket to gain the necessary confidence to pursue your dreams. If your smile is letting you down, or if your teeth are weak, then dental crowns are the answer to get you smiling again.

What Are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is used to restore a damaged tooth that has a cavity that is affecting the whole tooth. In order to repair the damage, a prosthetic tooth is cemented over the gum, either to a synthetic dental implant or the remaining part of the tooth, essentially replacing the damaged tooth.

 

What Materials are Used in Dental Crowns?

 

Dental Crowns can be made from a wide variety of materials, including dental ceramic, metal or both which is porcelain fused to metal.

How Long Do They Last?

 

Dental Crowns can last between five and fifteen years. The better your oral hygiene, the longer your crowns will last. Brushing your teeth twice a day and going for a professional cleaning every six months will also increase the lifespan of your dental crowns.

Important Things to Consider

 

A large amount of teeth need to be removed in preparation for the fitting of a crown, meaning that the procedure should only be done if necessary since healthy sections of the tooth will also be removed. Crowns featuring porcelain fused to metal can be unsightly, as they have a metal substructure. This can mean that a darker line may occasionally be visible at the edge of the crown when the gum recedes with age.

Dental Bridges with Lusovita

A beautiful smile can be ruined by a missing tooth, making you feel unconfident and not willing to smile, even when you want to! This is where dental bridges can help you by filling in that space and making you feel beautiful again.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a replacement for missing teeth. We can offer a wide variety of different bridge options, including the conventional bridge or a fixed bridge, consisting of a false tooth or teeth attached to crowns. Teeth on either side are prepared so that they become abutments, making the process of inserting the bridge to the teeth adjacent to the gap easier.

Another type of bridge is an adhesive bridge, although it doesn't offer the stability of a fixed bridge, as it's a false tooth bonded by wings to the adjacent teeth. A cantilever bridge is similar to the fixed bridge, but with just a single crown attached to the neighbouring teeth as opposed to two.

How Long Do They Last?

 

If patients brush twice a day and go for a professional cleaning every six months, a conventional bridge can last between ten and fifteen years. Other types of bridges can last up to five years.

Important Things to Consider

The process of preparing the adjacent teeth for the installation of the bridge can mean that they become very sensitive to temperature for some time after the procedure. In rare occasions, teeth can become sensitive for a long time and in some extreme cases, patients may require root canal treatment. Teeth and gums will also become prone to infection if the patient doesn't take the proper oral hygiene

The Next Step

 

The next step is to arrange a private consultation with Lusovita. You can get a quote by filling a form on our website. We would be happy to chat with you on the phone and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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