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Dental Crowns & Bridges

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Dental Crowns and Bridges in Johnstown, OH

Imagine a world where your smile is not just a reflection of joy, but also a beacon of perfect dental health. That’s the beauty of dental crowns and bridges – they’re not just prosthetics, but personalized tooth guardians, designed to restore or replace those teeth that have been through the wars.

Think of crowns as little caps of courage, fearlessly covering natural tooth structures or bravely sitting atop dental implants. Bridges, on the other hand, are like the heroes of an epic saga, filling in the gaps left by missing teeth, anchored firmly by the stalwart natural teeth or crowns flanking the empty space. Both crowns and bridges are permanent residents in your mouth, installed with care and precision by your trusted dentist.

Now, let’s step into the time machine for a moment. Did you know that our friends, the Etruscans, were pioneers in dental restoration? Yes, they were the first to crown their teeth, using materials like ivory, gold, and bones – materials that remained the gold standard until porcelain crowns entered the scene in the 20th century.

Fast forward to today, each crown and bridge is tailored to your unique bite, usually ready to transform your smile in just one or two visits to the dentist. And with a bit of love in the form of proper cleaning, and regular check-ups, these dental champions can last for years, even a lifetime.

So, why not let crowns and bridges restore not just the function, but also the confidence and beauty of your natural, healthy teeth? After all, every smile has a story, and yours deserves a happy ending.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a crown or bridge right for me?

Ever looked in the mirror and seen a warrior staring back at you? That’s right, your tooth, standing strong despite being damaged or decayed, is nothing short of a fighter. And for such bravery, a dental crown might just be the medal it deserves.Now, consider a different scenario. Picture a battlefield with a fallen soldier, its position still guarded by its comrades on either side. In this case, a bridge could provide the perfect strategy to reclaim that lost ground.

Your mouth is a world full of stories, and every tooth plays a part. So why not schedule an office consultation to discover if crowns or bridges could be the heroes your dental saga needs? It’s time to turn the page and start a new chapter in your oral health journey, one where damaged or missing teeth no longer hold the pen.

What should I expect when I have my crown or bridge placed?

Picture yourself as an artist, and your mouth – the beautiful canvas. Now, what if some parts of this canvas need a little restoration, a touch of magic to bring back its original brilliance? That’s where crowns or bridges come in.

Imagine it like sculpting. Your teeth are gently reshaped to ensure that new masterpiece – the crown or bridge – fits perfectly. It’s like preparing a canvas for a painting. Next, we take an impression of your bite, just like an artist would sketch out their design before bringing it to life.

Choosing porcelain prosthetics? Well, consider us your personal color mixologists. We’ll match the shade to the natural color of your other teeth, ensuring your new addition blends seamlessly into your smile.

Now here’s the exciting part. If your crown or bridge is being crafted in a dental lab, you get to wear a temporary piece. Think of it as a sneak peek, a trailer to the blockbuster hit that is your permanent restoration.

So let’s start this art journey together, and remember, every beautiful creation takes time. But trust us, the final reveal of your restored smile will be worth the wait.

Do I need to follow any post-treatment care guidelines?

Imagine setting out on an adventure – you’re a brave explorer, and your mouth is the uncharted territory. The quest? A crown or bridge placement. But every exciting journey has its moments of recovery, and this one’s no exception.

Once your new additions are in place, your teeth will need some time to adjust. It’s like they’ve run a marathon and now they’re catching their breath. So if you feel a bit of sensitivity, especially when sipping that morning coffee or enjoying an ice cream, don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal.

You might even notice a little soreness in the gums around your new restorations, kind of like how your muscles feel after a good workout. But just as you’d reach for a soothing balm for your muscles, ibuprofen can help manage this discomfort. And remember, much like post-workout aches, this too should fade within a few days.

So, as you embark on this journey towards a healthier, happier smile, remember to be patient with yourself. After all, even the most daring explorers take time to rest and rejuvenate.

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