Clear Lake Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are called “restorations” because they are designed to restore or replace damaged or missing teeth to their original appearance and function.
These types of restorations are meant to last for years and are an effective way to restore the beauty of your smile and the functionality of your teeth. Crowns are used to protect a single tooth, while bridges are used to replace several teeth. Permanent crowns and bridges are molded and sculptured to precisely fit atop a patient’s tooth or fill in the gaps left by several missing teeth.
Webster, TX Temporary Crowns and Bridges
At Premier Dental, we apply temporary crowns and bridges to protect your teeth while the permanent restorations are being prepared. A temporary crown will protect the tooth from further damage, while a temporary bridge will keep the surrounding teeth from shifting in position while awaiting placement of the permanent bridge.
It’s important to remember that your temporary crown or bridge is just that — temporary. Unlike the permanent replacement, the temporary crown or bridge may not closely resemble the color or appearance of your natural teeth.
After the procedure, patients should refrain from eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes so that the special cement used to adhere to the temporary restoration has time to set. Keep in mind that this cement isn’t as strong as the adhesives used for permanent restorations. During this time, patients should avoid eating sticky foods like chewing gum, which could accidentally pull out the temporary crown or bridge. They also need to be careful while brushing or flossing temporarily.
Clear Lake Temporary Bridge and Crown Emergency Replacement
It’s not uncommon for a temporary crown or bridge to come loose. If your temporary bridge or crown falls out, please call Premier Dental immediately — you need to replace the temporary restoration as soon as possible. Even if we aren’t preparing your permanent crown or bridge, we can still replace a temporary restoration that’s fallen out.
Replacing a temporary bridge or crown that has fallen out is usually a quick, non-invasive procedure— in most cases we simply re-adhere the temporary restoration back into its original position. If the temporary has become lost or damaged, don’t worry. We can provide you with a new temporary restoration until your permanent bridge or crown is ready.
Temporary Crowns and Bridges Clear Lake Dentist
Premier Dental has been providing patients in Webster, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Dickinson, Seabrook, Nassau Bay, and other South Houston communities with state-of-the-art dental procedures designed to keep their smiles as bright and beautiful as possible. If your smile needs a little repair work, give us a call. Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez has replaced thousands of missing or damaged teeth with crowns, bridges, and other dental restorations that accurately match the appearance of the original teeth. To ensure the best results, we take the same care preparing and placing your temporary dental restorations as we do the permanent ones.
Contact us online or call us at (281) 488-1227 to schedule your appointment today. Premier Dental accepts most forms of dental insurance and offers patients a wide range of payment options. Haven’t been to Premier Dental before? Don’t worry, we’re always happy to welcome new patients!