Affordable Dental Crowns In Sioux Falls
Crowns are a common dental procedure that most people will experience by the time they are 35 years old unless you are one of those lucky ones who avoided getting cavities in your teens and twenties. Our cosmetic dentist in Sioux Falls offers crowns to repair a poorly damaged tooth function. If tooth decay, old failed fillings, and cracks make up more than 50% of the width of a tooth & it requires a crown. With a dental crown in Sioux Falls, you get to preserve your tooth, it’s not a fake tooth but instead a covering or artificial enamel for your tooth. You could think of a crown like a cast you would get for a broken bone. The only difference is the bone will heal, and the cast comes off in about six weeks. The tooth will not repair on its own so a crown will always be required. Deciding when a crown is needed can be tough. As Sioux Falls cosmetic dentists, we want to conserve as much enamel and natural tooth structure as possible while also avoiding any breakage that would need pulling of the tooth. We work together with our patients through our many diagnostic procedures to help make the best decision for each case.
Crowns For a Beautiful Smile
Crowns can be made out of a few different materials each with its advantage. They can be gold as it is still one of the most comfortable and longest-lasting options. They can be of porcelain which is the most popular choice because we can make it in one appointment, and the result is a tooth that looks like a natural tooth. Dental crowns in Sioux Falls can also be made out of a combination of a metal substructure with a porcelain covering, called a PFM. I’m sure you have seen someone smile, and they have a white tooth that stands out because it is opaque, and then you notice a dark black or purple line along the gums, that is a PFM. I have talked with a bunch of patients who are afraid to get a crown because they don’t want their teeth to look fake like the PFM can. No need to worry, our cosmetic dentist has been making all-porcelain crowns with the use of CAD/CAM technology in our dental office in Sioux Falls for nearly a decade now. Same-day crowns in Sioux Falls are not new, they have been around for 20 years, but only 10% of offices have invested in this cutting-edge technology.
What Are Bridges?
Bridge work is similar to a crown in that it can be made of the same materials, and similar preparation is made to the teeth. The primary reason for getting a bridge is to replace a missing tooth. The missing tooth is replaced with a fake tooth that is held in place by crowns on either side. Bridgework can look very natural, aid in chewing, and prevent other teeth from shifting into the gap left when the old tooth was lost. Bridgework stays in your mouth, unlike removable partials. Having the bridge stay in makes it easy for the patient to chew but also makes cleaning more of a challenge. We will be glad to show you the best ways to clean your bridge so you can enjoy a healthy smile for many years to come.
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