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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns and Bridges

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Crowns and Bridges

close up of smile | Edina MN DentistMost people will not be able to tell that you have a crown or a bridge. They blend into the natural dentition nicely and can even make an improvement on the smile by filling in a missing space or restoring a broken down tooth.

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If you're interested in getting a crown or a bridge, please don't hesitate to contact your Edina, MN dental team here at 50th and France Dental Care. We'd love to help you improve on the appearance and functionality of your smile!

Man smiling in dental chair | Dentist Edina MNYes, a dental bridge requires special care because it cannot be flossed in the same way as stand-alone teeth. A bridge connects 2 or more teeth to replace a missing tooth. This means that floss needs to be threaded underneath the missing space to keep it clean. Dental bridge threaders are loops that you put the floss through that can help you get underneath your bridge to keep it clean. Although your bridge covers most of your natural tooth, it is still possible to get decay on the tooth underneath. It is also possible to have gum problems around the supporting teeth. That means it is still very important to take good care of your bridge.

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If you've got additional questions regarding your dental bridge, or about getting a dental bridge, please don't hesitate to contact our office here at 50th and France Dental Care. 

Woman holding clock | Dentist Edina MNA crown is a restoration that is designed to take the place of your entire tooth. It fits over your remaining tooth structure like a "cap," and is customized to match your compromised tooth in both shape and shade so that it blends in seamlessly with your smile. In fact, it is likely that no one will ever even know you had dental work completed thanks to the high quality of modern dental crowns.

Porcelain Crowns in 55424

Today's crowns are comprised of high-quality porcelain that is both durable and aesthetically-pleasing. With excellent home care consisting of routine brushing and flossing and regular checkups with your dentist, your crown can potentially last for 12 to 15 years.

If you are replacing a missing tooth with an implant crown, you can expect to have even better longevity. An implant crown can potentially last a lifetime with the proper care. These crowns are so successful because they closely mimic your natural tooth by also restoring your root.

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If you find yourself with a tooth in need of repair, contact your team at 50th and France Dental Care to learn more about how dental crowns in Edina can help to restore beauty and function to your smile.

Dental crowns edina mnYou've had dental fillings in the past, so why do you need a dental crown? Great question! A dental crown is designed to restore an entire tooth. It's recommended when your tooth sustains an injury, trauma, or more decay or damage than a filling can repair. Sometimes it may be the breakdown of an old dental filling that necessitates the need for a crown.

Will the crown affect my day to day routines?

A crown is custom-designed to mimic your tooth, so you'll be able to eat, smile, talk, and chew as you were used to doing. You'll also be able to brush and floss your teeth normally with your new crown, so it's easy to care for.

Crowns are fabricated using high-quality ceramic porcelain. Your dentist will custom shade it so it matches your existing teeth and complements your smile in a natural way. This means that when you smile, no one will notice your dentistry!

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A crown protects your natural roots, so if you have a tooth in need of repair, it's important not to delay your treatment as it may cause decay to move into the root of your tooth and cause a dental infection. Contact your team at 50th and France Dental Care today to learn more about dental crowns.

Dental bridge diagram | Edina mn dentistA crown is a “cap” on a single tooth. This covers the tooth that is above the gumline. A bridge consists of two crowns on two teeth adjacent to a space. These two crowns are then connected in the middle by one fake tooth. A crown and a bridge are both cemented onto the natural tooth and are not removable.

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If you have questions about crowns or bridges contact our Edina MN office today by calling (952) 922-5561. 

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