What a wonderful office and staff, Dr. Woodard did an amazing job on all of my fillings and my crown. Staff was very professional and friendly, would recommend Dr. Woodard to anyone who has had a bad dental experience before.
I called early this morning because my crown broke and not even 10 minutes after I called I received a call back (they didn’t even open until 1pm) the girls in the office are very friendly and professional. They have convenient hours that fit almost anyone’s schedule and are really easy to find right off park street.
Bridges: Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth. We complete the custom-made bridges in one appointment at our office. Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, your dentist can only remove a fixed bridge. Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances. Appliances called implant bridges are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.
Crowns: Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. Crowns are also a serice that we complete in one appointment. Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be removed, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, cover implants, prevent a cracked tooth from becoming worse, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural appearance.
Caring For Your Crowns: With proper care, a good quality crown could last up to eight years or longer. It is very important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration. Certain behaviors such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, eating brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.