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Crowns & Bridges
Teeth that have been damaged, worn, or suffered major decay can be totally restored to their original beauty and functionality with a crown. Crowns, known also as ‘caps’, are ideal not only for enhancing the appearance of a damaged tooth, but for protecting the remaining root and tooth soft tissue as well. Crowns are made of porcelain or precious metals, or a combination of these materials. Crowns are also used to cover discolored fillings and to add strength to a weakened tooth.
A bridge is a specialized dental appliance that is essentially two caps, joined by one or more false teeth that are set on the teeth framing a gap in between your teeth. Bridges are used when one or two teeth have been lost on one side of the mouth and functionality and appearance has been compromised.
Bridges allow you to eat without damaging existing teeth or gums as might be the case when the gap is left unprotected. This appliance supports your existing teeth and helps them maintain their proper alignment as well.
Your bridge is created from impressions your dentist makes of your teeth, so your caps are a perfect fit. Once in place, your dentist will ensure your bite is correct with your new bridge.
Your Children’s Dental Health is Important at Jackson Creek Dental Center.
Childhood has been identified as the most important period in a person's 'dental life'. We have found that even when children have been to the dentist before, they often do not know what to expect when they come to see us. On the first and all subsequent visits we aim to provide children with full information about the visit, to help them overcome their anxieties. We firmly believe that this approach prepares the child to enter adulthood with a positive attitude towards dental health.
Good dental health starts early in life and preventative dental care for children is important to ensure overall good health.
Your child’s dental health can begin as early as his or her first year – with careful exams establishing a baseline of individual dental care. For youngsters and toddlers, treatments are available to help with teething discomfort and the inevitable injuries to teeth that can come with everyday childhood living. We believe in the importance of creating a good rapport between your dentist and your child, and we want you to be a part of their progress in learning good dental health habits.
A Root-Canal Treatment removes the pulp of the tooth, including the nerve and blood supply from a decay or damaged tooth. A local anesthetic is used and it will feel the same as having an ordinary filling done. If it is left untreated the pulp becomes infected and may spread eventually leading to an abscess. An untreated, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be removed.
Root-Canal Treatment eliminates pain from the decay or damaged tooth which may have resulted in an abscess or swollen pulp and is the state before a crown is placed on top as a cover.
When a tooth becomes so decayed that it is non-restorable, an extraction is necessary.
You can expect for the extraction site to bleed for a little while after the surgery. Gauze will be applied at the completion of the surgery, and you will need to change it when it becomes soaked. If bleeding continues for longer than 24 hours you should call us for a follow-up appointment. Rest when you return home, do not lie flat. this could prolong the bleeding. Prop your head up on a pillow when lying down. We will prescribe you pain medication, so if you become sore take as directed. You can also use an ice pack for the pain.
You will be limited to soft foods for a few days after your surgery. Some recommended foods are:
When drinking, make sure you do not use a straw. The sucking motion can loosen your sutures and slow the clotting process. The same goes for smoking. If you have prolonged pain, bleeding, irritation, or don't feel that the extraction site is healing properly call us for a follow up.
Jackson Creek Dental Center
2105 Jackson Creek Avenue
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Specializing in: General dentistry, crowns & bridges, children's dentistry, Periodontal therapy, root canal, extractions.