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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Crowns and Bridges

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We want you to feel confident in your choice of 50th and France Dental Care for your family's dental needs. To help save you time, we've assembled and answered some of the most frequently asked questions we hear.

If you still have questions that are not covered here or elsewhere on the website, don't hesitate to call us! Many questions can be answered easily over the phone, and if your question is more in-depth, we can schedule a consultation appointment.

Dental 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 dental 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. 

Once you lose a natural tooth, you must replace it with an artificial substitute to keep your mouth healthy and functioning properly. 

While you always have the option to do nothing and leave the empty tooth space alone, our Edina dental office would never recommend this choice. To maintain a healthy jawbone and excellent oral health, we encourage you to always replace your missing teeth with any one of the following artificial tooth options: 

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Our dental implants in Edina, MN truly are the best of the best. Most dentists agree that the optimal choice for replacing a missing tooth is a dental implant, as these restorations help sustain your jawbone’s health over time and feel the most like a natural tooth in your mouth. 

You can use a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth or even a whole row of teeth. Dental implants will stand the test of time and maintain their function and structure for a lifetime as long as you properly care for them.

Dental Bridges To Complete Your Smile

Another great option for replacing missing teeth is to use a dental bridge. As its name suggests, a dental bridge bridges a gap left behind by missing teeth and fills in the spaces with an artificial restoration. 

Dental bridges connect to your natural teeth by anchoring to a natural tooth (or an artificial tooth crown that’s on top of a natural tooth) on either end of the bridge. Then, the bridge fills in the gap left behind by your missing tooth or teeth using an artificial tooth that’s connected to the bridge for each tooth lost. 

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Both dental implants and dental bridges rely partially on dental crowns to complete the look and feel of a replacement tooth. Dental crowns also come in handy if you have part of your natural tooth remaining but need to replace a missing tooth crown above the gum line. 

If you have a missing tooth in Edina, MN that you need to replace, please feel free to reach out to one of our three family dentists by calling us at (952) 922-5561 today! 

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 mn l edina mn dentistYou'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?

dental 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 in Edina 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.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped jacket customizeolder couple hugging outside l dental crowns edina mnd to fit over your tooth. It protects the tooth from breakage following trauma or a root canal treatment. If you have missing teeth, the crown acts as your replacement tooth, capping a dental implant, or they work together to anchor a dental bridge. A dental crown in Edina, MN can also conceal tooth flaws, including chips and discoloration.

How Does The Dental Crown Process Work?

Our dentists in Edina offer quality dental crowns in Edina, MN made of ceramic. This includes custom-crafted crowns and CEREC same-day crowns. Your dentist will talk to you about which of these is the best option for your specific case.

Most often, a CEREC same-day crown, made of durable porcelain, is a fantastic option for several reasons:

  • We use digital impressions to create your crown instead of goopy pastes.
  • We can typically create a CEREC crown right here in our dental office while you wait.
  • Your dentist can make final adjustments, and you leave our office with your crown.

CEREC technology means we have our own lab on site. We take digital impressions, send these impressions to software, and create your crown in our milling machine. This is much quicker than waiting weeks for a lab to fabricate your restoration.

For Tooth Crowns, Contact the Best Dentist in Edina, MN

If you would like to schedule a consultation or have any questions, reach out to us today.

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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