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Maintaining Dental Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers

September 29, 2021
Posted By: Northborough Family Dental
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Restoring your smile is a wise choice, but it also costs you time and money. Because of that, you want to make the most of your restorations and prosthetics. You want to maximize longevity and function.

Your dentist in Northborough, MA offers quality prosthetics and restorations, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and dental veneers.

What Are Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers?

A dental crown is a tooth cap that fits over a natural tooth. We always customize our crowns to look like your teeth.

Our dental crowns have a variety of uses, including:

  • Capping a dental implant
  • Hiding tooth flaws
  • Supporting a weak tooth
  • Attaching a dental bridge

A dental bridge is a replacement tooth between dental crowns. The crowns top off your healthy teeth, and the bridge closes your smile gap. This is a fixed restoration that can only be removed by a dentist.

A dental veneer is a restoring strip of porcelain that fits over your tooth, covering the front side. It hides many dental flaws, including gummy smiles and slightly crooked and worn teeth.

Taking Care of Your Crowns, Bridges, and Veneers

Taking care of a dental crown is simple because it is so much like a natural tooth. You brush, floss, visit the dentist.

A bridge restores function, but it also requires a little extra maintenance. Your dentist will show you how to use a floss threader and a special cleaning brush on your bridge. It adds only a few minutes to your maintenance routine.

Caring for veneers is similar to caring for crowns. The idea is to keep your gums healthy to prevent tooth loss and restoration failure.

It's also important to avoid using your teeth or restorations as tools—for example, opening a package or twisting off a cap.

For Restorative Dentistry in Northborough, MA, Contact Us

Helping you achieve a beautiful, functional smile is our top priority. So give us a call today to get started. And don't forget to ask our dentist about CEREC same-day crowns and bridges! This technology means a new smile without the wait.

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