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Dental Crowns & Bridges in Fort Worth
Dental crowns restore chipped, cracked, or rotted teeth preventing tooth loss. Restore your smile With Dr. Givan in Ft. Worth.
Missing, chipped, cracked, or broken teeth can ruin your perfect smile. Many people avoid restoring their teeth with crowns and bridges because of the pain and time commitment. However, Dr. Mark Givan is a skilled, professional who utilizes the most up-to-date technologies and therapies to restore your smile in as little as two visits. Don’t live with cracked or missing tooth,call today to schedule an examination with our knowledgeable staff in Fort Worth, TX.
Dental crowns are a restorative dentistry treatment to replace cracked or missing teeth. If you have lost all or part of your tooth or have a severely decayed tooth, a crown can be used to protect the existing tooth from further damage, and return chewing and pronunciation abilities.
Gaps caused by missing or partial teeth can cause dental drift (teeth shifting in mouth), decreased gum tissue and jawbone density, and misaligned bite. It is essential to long-term oral health to retain your natural bite whenever possible. Crowns allow the replacement of chipped or lost teeth which helps you retain your facial shape, bite health and gum tissue. Crowns also restore the appearance of your teeth leaving you with a beautiful smile.
If you need a crown, Dr. Givan will treat and examine the affected tooth or teeth. If you are able to retain part of your tooth, a stand-alone crown will be designed to cover the partial tooth. If you need one or more full teeth replaced, our staff will create a customized crown that will be attached to surrounding teeth using a dental bridge. This process will take two visits because the crown has to be customized for your bite, but it is worth the wait and time investment to have a natural looking and feeling replacement tooth.
This patient came to our office with old dental crowns, fillings and stained teeth. Our solutions was to treat these teeth with new dental crowns (caps)
We all know that a bridge we walk or drive on connects two places without disrupting roads, houses, lakes, or other things between the two. A dental bridge works in a similar way. If you are missing one or two teeth in a row, a crown cannot be placed on its own. Without the existing partial tooth to anchor to, the crown has not foundation to place it in your bite. A bridge takes advantage of the root system of surrounding teeth to create a secure anchor for replacement teeth.
At your initial consultation, we will determine if a bridge is necessary. As with a crown, Dr. Givan will create a custom dental crown to fit your bite health needs, and the bridge will be placed at a second visit. Some patients need extensive dental work (tooth extraction, abscess treatment, etc.), and it is recommended that these procedures be performed at a visit separate from the actual bridge placement. However, most patients are able to have their bridge fit on the same day. Our knowledgeable staff will work with you to determine a treatment plan that fits your needs, schedule and budge and restores your beautiful smile.
Dental Crown & Dental Bridge FAQ’s
Are you curious about dental crowns and dental bridges in Fort Worth? If so, we’re glad you found us! We want all our patients to have the information they need, which is why we encourage you to call us with any specific concerns. However, Dr. Givan has also included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental crowns and bridges. Read on to learn more!
What are the Benefits of Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are one of the most popular and common restorations because of the many benefits they provide patients. By covering the entire visible portion of your tooth, a dental crown can instantly change the color, shape, and size of that area in your smile, giving you the appearance that you’ve always wanted. The best part is that dental crowns are designed to be incredibly strong, allowing you to eat and chew tougher foods with complete confidence. Plus, this option is affordable and convenient—only requiring 2 dental visits.
Is a Dental Bridge Right for Me?
No two smiles are the same, which is why an initial consultation is vital when it comes to deciding whether or not a dental bridge is the right option. Typically, patients who are missing 1 to 3 teeth consecutively can benefit from this treatment—a dental bridge can replace multiple missing teeth all at once. Keep in mind that any preexisting dental problems like gum disease will need to be treated before getting your dental bridge. Additionally, if you’re looking for the most stable tooth replacement, Dr. Givan can combine a dental bridge with dental implants. This option helps you maintain your natural enamel surrounding the gap while giving you a stable, beautiful replacement.
How Long Will My Restorations Last?
While your dental restorations will eventually need replacing, you can enjoy your crown or bridge for up to 15 years. Just make sure that you properly care for your smile by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting our dentist in Fort Worth for routine checkups. You should also wear a mouthguard during physical activity and get a nightguard if you grind your teeth during sleep. By following these steps, you can extend the lifespan of your strong restorations!
Are Dental Crowns and Bridges Lifelike?
One of the benefits of choosing a dental crown or a dental bridge from Dr. Givan is that he personalizes each treatment to meet your specific needs. That means your dental crown or bridge is customized to match the exact size, shape, and shade of the rest of your smile, giving you a full, healthy set of teeth that looks and feels all natural. Some patients even forget where they had their bridge or crown placed—it’s that seamless. This is also why maintenance is similar to your original teeth, however your restorations will be more difficult to stain, which is an added bonus.
Does a Crowned Tooth Require Special Care?
The good news is that taking care of a crowned tooth is easy! While a crown itself cannot get cavities, the tooth underneath is still susceptible to decay. Following good oral hygiene practices, including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily, will help keep your crowned tooth in good shape. Paying special attention when brushing to the crown area where the gum meets the tooth and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash will help even more.
What Should I Do if My Crown Falls Out?
Although unlikely, it’s possible that your crown may one day fall out. If this happens to you, don’t panic. Gently clean the affected tooth with a sensitive toothpaste and clean the inside and outside of the crown. You can try reattaching the crown using dental adhesive, which can be bought at most local pharmacies.
Regardless of whether you can successfully reattach your crown or not, you should absolutely give our office a call. We will do our best to schedule an emergency appointment the same day or as soon as possible. As an experienced dentist in Fort Worth, Dr. Givan will carefully evaluate your tooth and crown for damage. If possible, he will cement the original crown securely back into place. If your crown cannot be reattached, a new crown will need to be made.
What Is the Difference Between Temporary and Permanent Crowns?
Dental crowns are custom made in a laboratory to fit over your unique teeth. Crafting a crown can take several days or weeks, which is why a temporary restoration is usually necessary. Temporary crowns are often made from acrylic or stainless steel. Since they are basically just placeholders, temporary crowns are generally less durable than permanent crowns.
If Dr. Givan places a temporary crown in your mouth, follow these precautions:
- Avoid chewing gum, caramel, and other sticky, chewy foods that could accidentally pull off the crown.
- Try to chew on the opposite side of your mouth from where your crown is located.
- Avoid chewing hard foods like carrots or other raw vegetables that which could dislodge or break the crown.
- When flossing around the crowned tooth, slide floss out rather than lift up.
How Much Do Dental Crowns Cost?
The cost of getting dental crowns in Fort Worth is influenced by various factors, including:
- The number of crowns needed
- The materials used to craft the crowns
- The patient’s dental insurance coverage
Protecting your teeth with dental crowns now will almost always cost less in the long run than going without treatment. If you ignore dental damage or decay, your teeth could worsen and you may need to extract and replace them in the future. Better to act now than wait!
To determine the cost of a dental crown for your unique smile, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Givan.
Will My Insurance Cover Dental Crowns?
You can likely count on your dental insurance to cover 50% to 70% of the cost of dental crowns in Fort Worth and other restorative treatments. However, every insurance plan is different. Before making any final decisions, be sure to confirm your coverage with your insurance provider.
Need help understanding the fine print of your insurance plan? Ask our knowledgeable team for assistance! We are always happy to help patients navigate the ins and outs of their dental insurance coverage and maximize their benefits. We will even file the insurance claim paperwork on your behalf so you don’t have to deal with the hassle.
Come See Us Today
If you have a chipped, cracked, missing, or painful tooth, it’s time to come see us. Dr. Givan and our friendly staff will ease your pain and restore your smile. If you thing you may need crown and bridge treatment, our highly qualified, experienced staff will complete the procedure quickly and safely.Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Givans at our convenient Ft. Worth dental practice. We welcome patients from Benbrook, Richland Hills, Westworth Village, Arlington, and the DFW Metroplex.