My Fixed Bridge Makes My Life Easier

When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.

Does Your Child Need A Pediatric Crown? 3 Questions You May Have

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Your child may have baby teeth that will eventually come out, but you'll want to make sure those teeth stay in until the tooth naturally falls out. It's a reason why your dentist may be suggesting that your child gets a crown to protect their baby tooth that is damaged. The procedure may sound like it is not necessary, but it is not something to be concerned about. The purpose is to protect your child's tooth and prevent problems from occurring. Here are 3 questions you may have about getting a pediatric crown.

Why Get A Crown If The Tooth Will Eventually Fall Out?

While a baby tooth will fall out eventually, if the tooth is lost prematurely it will cause problems in several ways. First of all, speech development can be affected when the tooth that comes out prematurely is a front tooth. Your child will also have issues eating, which can cause the gums to be in pain and inflamed in that area. In addition, the act of having to pull a tooth put because it has problems can be traumatic for a child.

Should Certain Foods Be Avoided With A Dental Crown?

Your dentist should give you instructions about the kinds of foods that your child should not eat. They may be restricted to eating soft foods immediately after the crown has been installed, since the crown needs time to adhere to the tooth. In general, a dentist will most likely recommend that children don't eat foods that are very sticky or chewy, or hard candy like Jolly Ranchers.

Can The Crown Come Off The Tooth?

When having any type of dental device installed, such as a crown or a bridge, it's possible for the device to come off. This is especially true for a dental crown when a child does not follow the directions of what they shouldn't eat. You should make your kid aware of what to do if their crown does come loose.

Let them know that they should try to preserve the crown as much as possible. Even if the crown has cracked, tell them to try and collect as many pieces as they can and put them in a safe place. It's possible for a dentist to put a crown back in if it's in one piece, or repair a crown so that it can be used again.

For more info on pediatric dental crowns, be sure to ask your dentist


6 February 2017