Crowns and bridges in Dún Laoghaire
Whether you’ve had an injury, a root canal treatment, or are suffering with extensive tooth decay, a crown or bridge provides a strengthening solution that’s also a cosmetic enhancement. Created using your dental impressions, crowns are custom-created to cap your existing tooth, while a dental bridge provides an ideal aesthetic solution for missing teeth, comprising a prosthetic tooth or teeth to bridge your gap, secured at each end by crowns. Crowns and bridges are also used to complete a dental implant treatment. Both solutions restore strength and function, and provide excellent aesthetics.
Dentures in Dún Laoghaire
If you are missing some or all of your teeth, today’s modern dentures are more lifelike and comfortable than you might think. At Killane Dental Care, we are extremely experienced at fitting partial and full removable dentures. Made from acrylic, nylon or metal and created in a dental lab, dentures fit snugly over your gums to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. Dentures also counteract any problems missing teeth can cause – such as trouble eating and speaking, unwanted movement of existing teeth, and facial sagging. If you would prefer a more permanent solution, speak to us about a referral for dental implants.
A crown is a single-tooth restoration that caps your existing tooth. A bridge replaces one or more adjacent missing teeth with a prosthetic that literally bridges the gap, held in place at each end by a crown.
Traditional crowns, bridges and partial dentures have to be made in a dental lab. This will require you to sit for dental impressions so that an accurate restoration can be tailor-made to create the perfect combination of function and aesthetics. You will be involved in the process from start to finish and the lab will create a restoration that meets you and your dentist’s requirements in terms of shape and shade.
Before your custom restoration is made at the lab, your dentist will prepare your tooth by filing it down into a smooth shape that correctly accommodates the restoration. Dental impressions will then be taken and sent to the lab where your restoration will be made. When it is ready, you’ll return to the dentist to have your crown or bridge cemented in place and cured under a special light.
With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, your restoration could last as long as 20 years.
Dentures are the most cost-effective solution to missing teeth and will enable you to eat and speak with confidence.
A partial denture fills the gap left behind by one or more missing teeth, and clips to your existing teeth. It can be easily unclipped and removed for cleaning. A full or complete denture is used when all the upper or lower teeth are missing, and fits snugly over your gums. It must be removed daily for cleaning.
Clean them as you would your normal teeth – once in the morning and once at night. The routine requires you to brush them with toothpaste or soapy water, soak them with soluble denture-cleaning tablets to remove stains and bacteria, then brush again. If you’re taking your dentures out to sleep, keep them moist to stop them from drying out and changing shape. You’ll need to visit the dentist regularly to make sure your dentures are fitting and functioning correctly.
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