Dental Crowns in Bend, OR



Crowns are used to restore teeth that have experienced advanced decay and cannot be saved with a filling. Crowns are also used to attach bridges, prevent further cracking in a tooth, cover implants and keep fillings from becoming loose. Typically made of porcelain, a crown also serves to cover stained and discolored teeth but most commonly they are used to restore function following restorative procedures such as root canals.
Crowns — Crowns Bridges in Bend, OR
Helpful Hint: Crowns are a semi-permanent fix and need to be replaced on occasion. With proper care, your crown can last up to 8 years and possibly longer. Careful, consistent flossing to avoid plaque and debris, a proper night guard if you grind your teeth while sleeping and avoiding ice and hard candy will extend the life of your crown considerably.
Bridges — Crowns & Bridges in Bend, OR


Bridges are semi-permanent structures that are custom-made to replace a missing tooth or section of teeth. Dr. Bachman may recommend a bridge to prevent remaining teeth from rotating or shifting. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can result in a bad bite that can lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. A bridge can be either fixed or removable and can restore the natural contour of your teeth.
Helpful Hint: Meticulous flossing and brushing diligently goes a long way to extending the life of your dental bridge. Be sure to pay close attention to the adjoining teeth. Avoid chewing ice, hard or sticky candy and never use your teeth as a tool to open or close items.

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