Dental Crowns & Bridges
Did you know that tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the human body? It's true—our teeth are designed to be very strong and stand up well to daily wear and tear. However, today we live longer than ever before, and with the extra demand on our teeth, sometimes they break down.
If you do break or crack a tooth or have a cavity that's too large for a filling, Dr. Jaurequi offers dental crowns so you can smile confidently and chew on the tooth again.
Some reasons why Dr. Jaurequi would recommend a crown are:
- A tooth has already been filled multiple times
- A tooth is broken or cracked and needs support
- A tooth has had a root canal and needs protection
We also use dental crowns to hold a bridge in place and to restore a dental implant.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
Anyone can experience tooth loss, but fortunately, we have options like dental bridges to replace missing teeth and give you back your smile. A dental bridge is a good choice when one or two teeth in a row are missing.
Dr. Jaurequi custom designs your bridge with an artificial tooth to fill the gap in your smile. The bridge is then held in place by crowns attached to adjacent teeth.
What to Expect When Getting Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are both dental restorations, and the process for getting them is similar. First, Dr. Jaurequi prepares the teeth by removing a layer of dental enamel, so the crown or bridge sits naturally along the gumline.
Next, he uses advanced technology to take impressions of your teeth without messy paste. A custom dental lab uses the impressions to customize your crown or bridge.
When it’s ready, you return to Hawaiian Islands Dental to have the crown or bridge adjusted to fit comfortably and cemented securely on your tooth.
Get the Most out of Your Crown or Bridge
A dental crown or bridge can’t get a cavity, but the tooth underneath it can. Practice excellent oral hygiene at home, and ask us to show you how to brush and floss properly if your skills are a little rusty. Book exams and teeth cleanings at Hawaiian Islands Dental every six months or as recommended by our dentist and hygienist.
Following these steps helps you get as much use out of it as possible. With proper care, crowns and bridges can last ten years or longer.
Call Us to Schedule with Dr. Jaurequi
Do you have a broken or missing tooth? We are pleased to offer complimentary consults, so please call our Lihue dental office to see if a crown or bridge is right for you.
If you are visiting our beautiful island and need a dentist to fix a broken or lost crown, please call us so we can help you!