Dental Crowns and Bridges

Welcome to Northpointe Smiles, where exceptional dental care meets a commitment to your radiant smile in Texas! Suppose you’re exploring options to restore or enhance the beauty of your teeth. In that case, our experienced team is delighted to introduce you to the transformative world of dental crowns and bridges in Tomball, Texas. As your trusted partners in oral health, we understand the importance of a confident and functional smile. Discover the epitome of comprehensive and compassionate dental care at Northpointe Smiles, where your smile is our priority.

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What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?

Dental Crowns: Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps placed over a damaged or decayed tooth, covering the entire tooth from the gum line. They function to cover, protect, and strengthen the tooth, restoring its shape, size, function, and appearance.

Dental Bridges: Dental bridges are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth, providing a more permanent solution than dentures. The bridge comprises one or more false teeth (called pontics) anchored by dental crowns on either side. The crowns are fitted over the natural teeth on either side of the gap, essentially “bridging” the space between them.


How Do Dental Crowns and Bridges Work?

  • Crowns: Dental crowns work by encapsulating the damaged or decayed tooth, preventing further damage and protecting it from bacteria and debris. They also help to strengthen weak teeth and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Once we place the crown, it acts as the tooth’s outer layer, allowing it to function like a regular tooth.
  • Bridges: Dental bridges offer a reliable and long-lasting solution to missing teeth, restoring your smile and improving your ability to chew and speak. The false teeth are custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking appearance. Your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and create a model to ensure a perfect fit. The crowns are also custom-created to match your teeth and then cemented into place, holding the bridge securely in place.


The Dental Crown Procedure and After

The dental crown procedure usually involves two visits to Dr. Neelima Saminen.

  • The Procedure: During the first visit, your dentist will prepare your tooth for the crown by removing any decay or damage, shaping the tooth, and taking impressions to make the crown. Your dentist will also provide you with a temporary crown to wear while your permanent crown is being made. 
  • Your New Tooth: The second visit involves removing the temporary crown and placing the permanent crown over your treated tooth.

After getting dental crowns, taking care of them is essential to ensure they last longer. Here are some aftercare tips to consider:

  • Brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep your restorations clean and healthy
  • Avoid chewing hard or crunchy foods that may damage your crown
  • Wear a mouthguard if you grind or clench your teeth at night
  • Visit Dr. Neelima Samineni regularly for check-ups and cleanings


The Dental Bridge Procedure and Aftercare

  1. Consultation: The first step in getting dental bridges is a consultation with Dr. Neelima Samineni. Dr. Samineni will assess your oral health and discuss your best options. 
  2. Procedure: If dental bridges are suitable for you, we will proceed. We will prepare your teeth for the procedure by filing down the surrounding teeth. Next, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth to create a model, which will work to create your custom-made bridge. You will be fitted with a temporary bridge while you wait for your permanent one to be made. 
  3. Your Completed Smile: Once ready, your dentist will cement the bridge, ensuring a perfect fit.

Caring for your dental bridges is similar to caring for your natural teeth.

  • Brush twice daily and floss regularly, paying attention to the areas around the bridge. 
  • Avoiding hard or sticky foods that could damage the bridge is also important. 
  • Regular check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Neelima Samineni are also necessary to ensure the bridge is in good condition and identify potential problems early on.


Dental Crowns and Bridges in Tomball, TX

As you embark on the journey to a restored and revitalized smile through dental crowns and bridges, our dedicated team stands ready to accompany you every step. Your trust in us is the cornerstone of our practice, and we take pride in delivering unparalleled care tailored to your unique needs. Whether you’re seeking to enhance the aesthetics of your smile or restore functionality, Northpointe Smiles is honored to be your partner in achieving lasting oral health. Please schedule your appointment with us today and experience the pinnacle of compassionate dentistry, where your radiant smile is our ultimate goal.

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