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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

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We’ve compiled a list of the questions we hear the most often. Go ahead and see if your question is answered here. If so, great! If not, give us a call or send us an email using our convenient online form on the Contact page. We’ll get back to you right away. 

Crowns & Bridges

Like any dental restoration, a tooth crown can wear out over time. Most crowns can last for 10 to 15 years with good home care and regular dental checkups.

Be sure to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once to keep plaque and bacteria away from your crown. While your porcelain crown won't suffer from tooth decay, if plaque and bacteria get underneath your crown, it could cause a breakdown of your tooth or even an infection.

During your routine six month examinations, your Huntsville dentist will check your teeth once a year with x-rays that will make sure your crown is staying healthy beyond the gum line.

Caring for Your Crown to Make it Last Longer

Just like with your natural teeth, you should avoid biting directly into hard foods, chewing on ice, or opening or carrying things with your teeth. These types of actions can cause damage to both natural teeth and dental crowns.

If you clench or grind your teeth, you may want to talk with your dentist about wearing a night guard while you sleep to protect your teeth and crown from damage. Bruxism can cause your natural teeth and your crown to fracture.

Dental Crowns in Huntsville, AL

Contact King Dental today if you have questions about dental crowns in Huntsville, AL.

When it comes to dental crowns in Huntsville, AL, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. For example, a dental crown is often the only thing preventing extraction or loss of a damaged tooth. In addition, the crown restores your bite and protects the vulnerable tooth underneath.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cover customized to look like your natural teeth. Your dentist cements this crown over a tooth that has been treated (removal of old filling material and jagged bits). When the crown is in place, it protects your tooth, but there are other advantages as well.

A dental crown:

  • Conceals tooth flaws
  • Tops a dental implant
  • Anchors a dental bridge

When you consider the many advantages of the dental crown, it’s challenging to find the drawbacks.

One disadvantage may be that dental crowns do not last forever. Eventually, you may need to repair or replace your crown. However, in some cases, crowns have lasted for decades. Also, your dentist may need to remove a bit of healthy enamel to fit a crown over a treated tooth, which can be seen as a disadvantage.  

For Quality Dental Crowns, Contact Your Huntsville, AL, Dentist

We are proud to offer CEREC same-day crowns in Huntsville. This means no waiting weeks for a final restoration. To get started or if you have questions, give us a call.

If you've had a dental crown or bridge completed in the past, you know that it was quite a long process. It required two appointments with your dentist–one visit for your dentist to prepare your tooth for its crown and another appointment two to three weeks later for them to place your permanent restoration after it's made at the dental lab. You would also wear a temporary crown during the interim that hopefully wouldn't fall off or break. This was quite a scheduling commitment!

Same-Day Dental Crowns

These days, Dr. King can make a crown for you during one appointment here at our Huntsville dental office with the help of CEREC technology.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it uses 3-D technology to scan an image of your tooth directly to a milling machine located in our dental office.

Then, CEREC technology will mill a porcelain crown for you with Dr. King's exact specifications while you wait, which means that you'll leave our dental office the same day with your tooth fully restored. 

Contact Our Huntsville Dental Office

CEREC delivers high-quality porcelain crowns that are just as durable, reliable, and aesthetically pleasing as those created by dental laboratories. Contact King Dental today for more information about CEREC same-day crowns.

A dental bridge may be an excellent solution for patients who are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth that are next to each other. Your bridge uses crowns anchored on each side to healthy teeth that support one or more than one prosthetic teeth in the middle.

woman smiling after getting a crown in huntsvilleBeautiful Dental Crowns & Bridges 

Huntsville dentist, Dr. David King, designs your bridge with porcelain crowns that are customized to match and complement your smile. A dental bridge fills the gap in your smile while restoring both beauty and function.

Same-Day Dental Bridges in Huntsville

Patients who don't want to endure surgery, or who don't have enough healthy bone to support a dental implant may benefit from a dental bridge in Huntsville, AL. The good news is that we can complete restoration with a dental bridge in just one appointment at our dental office using CEREC technology.

With 3-D imaging, Dr. King can scan an image of your teeth to a milling machine located in our dental office. CEREC will fabricate your new bridge in a matter of hours instead of weeks, so you will leave with a completely restored smile you can feel confident about.

Restore Your Smile at Our 35801 Dentist Office!

Do you have questions about dental bridges in Huntsville, AL, or other treatment options that may be right for you? We encourage you to contact King Dental today at (256) 880-1884 to schedule an evaluation with Dr. King.

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