Affordable Dental Bridges & Crowns
in Raleigh, NC
Dental crowns and bridges are versatile restorative treatments that can be used to fix a number of different dental issues, all while feeling and looking natural. If you’ve been searching for an experienced restorative dentist in Raleigh, Dr. Metwally and the rest of the team at Northside Dental offer excellent restorative services, including affordable dental bridges and crowns. To schedule a consultation with our team, please call our office or use our virtual contact form.
What is the difference between a dental bridge and an implant?
Dental bridges are a much less invasive tooth replacement option than dental implants, as they only require the abutment teeth to be reshaped so the bridge can fit over them. Dental implants have to be surgically implanted into the gums, and the recovery time usually takes at least a few weeks. Dental implants are a long-lasting restorative option, whereas dental bridges usually have to be replaced at some point in the patients’ life.
The best restorative option for you depends on your specific dental history, lifestyle, and budget. Our team will be more than happy to discuss your treatment options with you at your consultation.
Are dental crowns painful?
Placing dental crowns or bridges is not painful, because a local anesthetic is always applied to numb the gums around the affected tooth at the beginning of the appointment. After the numbness has worn off, it’s not uncommon for the tooth and the area around it to feel a little sore. If you do feel some discomfort, we recommend utilizing prescription or over-the-counter pain medication. We also recommend that patients eat soft foods, avoid hard, sticky, or crunchy foods, and use the other side of their mouth to chew if possible.
Are dental crowns permanent?
Dental crowns can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years or longer, depending on how much wear and tear they receive. To encourage your dental bridge or crown to last as long as possible, brushing and flossing regularly is very important, as is visiting the dentist at least twice per year for biannual cleanings and exams. There are no food or activity restrictions for dental crowns; we simply recommend that patients don’t chew anything they wouldn’t chew with natural teeth or use their teeth to open packages.
Northside Dental offers high-quality, affordable dental crowns and bridges for patients who need to strengthen or replace a tooth. Schedule your consultation with our team today!Contact Us