Crowns and bridges are sometimes necessary to fill in gaps in a person’s smile, but the great thing is they don’t usually require more work than your natural teeth. If you need dental work done in the Honolulu, HI, area, visit Dr. Garrett Hayashi’s practice.
Why do I need a crown or a bridge?
Perhaps your tooth was severely cracked or decayed -- several reasons could have caused. Illness, playing sports without a mouthguard, and other circumstances often lead to severe tooth damage. Dentists generally use crowns to keep the integrity of the tooth intact. They are often used with bridges to keep the teeth aligned.
Proper maintenance of crowns and bridges
Crowns and bridges don’t usually require maintenance that isn’t done on natural teeth. You brush and floss your crowns and bridges alongside your natural teeth as usual.
The longevity of bridges and crowns
Most clients find that their crowns and bridges last between 5 and 15 years, with proper brushing and flossing.
Make sure your routine is effective
Brushing, followed by flossing twice a day, helps to keep your dental work intact. Avoiding sticky foods or foods that are extreme in temperature are all good measures to take to keep your bridges or crowns for as long as possible.
Navigating challenges with your crown or bridges
Sometimes crowns and bridges may feel uncomfortable; you might experience some other problems with them. It is better to contact your dentist so that they can address any problems while they are manageable.
If you are looking for someone who can give you compassionate, professional care while installing or repairing your crown or bridge, Dr. Hayashi is an excellent choice. Call us in Honolulu, HI at (808) 536-5090 to get more information on how to obtain a crown or a bridge and how to care for them as well.