Crowns and Bridges in Danbury, CT
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What Are Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges are appliances used to reinforce badly compromised teeth or fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Dr. Shweta Gujaran and the team at The Tooth Studio provide crowns and bridges for Danbury, CT patients so they can smile with confidence and avoid the risk of future dental problems. Custom-molded and shaded to match your existing teeth, crowns can be used to cover and protect severely decayed teeth while providing support for a bridge in the case of a missing tooth. We invite you to schedule a consultation at The Tooth Studio to learn more about our restorative and cosmetic dental treatments and to determine if a custom crown or bridge is ideal for you.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Crowns and Bridges?
At The Tooth Studio, we offer dental crown and bridge treatments as effective solutions for various dental issues. Their benefits include:
- Strengthens damaged teeth
- Enhances smile aesthetics and boosts confidence
- Protects against further tooth damage
- Supports a dental bridge or covers a dental implant
- Improves bite alignment
- Replaces missing teeth
- Prevents shifting of adjacent teeth
- Restores biting and chewing functionality
- Enhances clarity of speech
- Distributes bite forces evenly
Am I A Candidate for A Crown or Bridge?
Our team at The Tooth Studio may recommend a custom crown or bridge for individuals looking for solutions to deal with damaged or missing teeth. If you are dealing with a tooth that is fractured/cracked, eroded, discolored, short/oddly shaped, or compromised due to a large cavity, a crown may be the best solution to protect it from future issues while improving your smile's appeal. Meanwhile, a bridge may be recommended to fill the space left by a missing tooth and prevent the remaining teeth from shifting out of place. During your initial visit to our Danbury, CT office, Dr. Gujaran will perform a comprehensive exam and advise you on the optimal treatment for your smile.
What Can I Expect with A Dental Crown or Bridge?
Dental crown and bridge treatments at The Tooth Studio generally require two visits to complete. During your initial consultation, Dr. Gujaran will numb your tooth and surrounding gums before cleaning out the dental decay. An impression of the affected tooth will be taken and sent to a lab, and a temporary crown will be placed so you can continue to talk and eat comfortably while your new crown is being constructed. Once the permanent crown is ready (usually within a week or two), you'll return to our Danbury, CT dental office so we can place the appliance and polish or shape it for a more comfortable fit. Dental bridges are done the same way and may be held in place with crowns or implants on either side.
Crowns and Bridges Reviews
Had the good fortune of vising Dr. Shweta Gujaran twice over the past two weeks. One of my teeth located in upper back left side chipped and left a very uncomfortable edge. Fortunately, on short notice I was able to schedule an appt. Dr. Gujaran determined a new crown was needed and promptly fitted me for my temporary crown. Returned to Dr. Gujaran's office today to have a new permanent crown installed. New color matched crown fits perfectly with no sensitivity, proper spacing and no bite issues. Courteous staff, complimentary beverages and new clean state of the art office and dentistry equipment. Highly recommended.
This was by far my best ever dental experience! Gentle touches, new equipment, state-of-the-art methods & beautiful, peaceful surroundings made this not just bearable but actually pleasant & enjoyable. I'll return here every time I have need to and have already sung their praises to our prayer/Bible study group! Today I went back for a number of fillings and was very pleased with the care, explanations and surroundings here. I couldn't recommend the Tooth Studio more! Back again for 2 crown replacements & a wisdom tooth filling today. Very happy with the service and the temporary crown is by far the best I've ever had!
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What Happens After My Crown or Bridge Treatment?
After placing your crown or bridge, Dr. Gujaran will check the fit and make alterations if needed to ensure your restoration is secure and comfortable. If you're receiving a crown, we will smooth the top and sides so it looks and feels more natural in your mouth. Following your treatment, we recommend avoiding hard foods that may damage your crown or bridge. In addition to keeping up a good at-home oral health routine (that includes regular brushing and flossing), we advise scheduling routine dental exams at The Tooth Studio so our team can monitor the condition of your restoration as well as your overall oral health. If your crown or bridge becomes loose or damaged, it's best to call our Danbury, CT dental office for quick assistance.
Get Your Smile Back
If tooth decay, damage, or gaps are taking the shine out of your smile, a custom dental crown or bridge from The Tooth Studio in Danbury, CT may be the ideal solution for you. Crowns and bridges both help to protect your mouth from future oral health issues while also improving the function and appeal of your teeth. Reach out to our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gujaran to get started.
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Crowns and Bridges FAQs
How long do dental crowns and bridges last?
The lifespan of dental crowns and bridges can vary depending on several factors, including the materials used, oral hygiene practices, and individual oral health. On average, well-maintained crowns and bridges can last at least 10 years. Regular dental check-ups will give our Danbury, CT dentists an opportunity to monitor the health of your appliance and recommend if a follow-up treatment is needed to replace or repair your crown or bridge.
How should I clean and care for my dental restoration?
Proper care and maintenance can help extend the life of your dental crown or bridge. To keep your crown or bridge clean and prevent oral health issues, you should brush your teeth twice daily and floss, paying special attention to the area around the restoration. You should also avoid chewing hard or sticky foods that might put excess stress on the crown or bridge. Finally, routine dental check-ups and cleanings at The Tooth Studio can help keep your crown or bridge clean and allow our dentists to detect any signs of damage.
Will insurance cover a dental crown or bridge?
Dental insurance coverage for crowns and bridges can vary depending on your insurance policy. If your crown or bridge is considered a necessary (non-cosmetic) treatment, then a portion of the cost may be covered by insurance. We encourage you to review your dental insurance policy or consult with your insurance provider to understand the specific coverage details, limitations, and any pre-authorization requirements included in your plan. To ensure access to affordable dental care for Danbury, CT patients, our practice offers financing options to help manage the expense of your crown or bridge treatment.