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What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Crowns: A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a tooth. It is used to strengthen and protect your tooth structure. Most crowns are made of a hard, white substance to help them look natural.

Bridges: A dental bridge covers or “bridges” the gap between missing teeth. After you lose a tooth, your dentist may suggest that you get a bridge. A bridge can keep your other teeth from moving out of place. Once a bridge is placed, it works just like your natural teeth.

What are some benefits of cosmetic dentistry?

A great smile should improve your self-confidence, which can have a positive impact on the social and professional aspects of your life. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about pretty smiles though. New techniques and materials are available for back teeth as well as those seen when you smile. Now your mouth can look great, get healthy, and function better, all at the same time.

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are made of titanium and placed directly into your jawbone surgically. Then a crown, bridge or denture is placed over the implants and yield permanent, natural-looking teeth that don’t have to be removed nightly.

What is a cavity?

A cavity is a hole in the tooth that is caused by dental decay. It causes more food and plaque to accumulate inside thereby aggravating the problem. Hence a cavity when detected should be restored as soon as possible to prevent further tooth damage.

How often should you brush your teeth?

Brushing should be done twice daily for optimal dental health. Regular brushing removes dental plaque which is constantly accumulating on the tooth surfaces and keeps the teeth clean.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

RCT is a method of saving a tooth by cleaning out a damaged nerve and filling in the resulting chamber.

Why do I need a Crown (Cap)?

A crown is needed on a tooth when the tooth is weakened by either decay, a fracture or a very large restoration.

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