Crowns and Bridges
Individuals with damaged teeth may require more substantive dental fixes to correct their problems. Crowns and bridges may be used by dentists to correct a host of troubles that normal measures cannot handle. For instance, crowns may be used to replace a large filling, prevent tooth fractures, hide a dental implant, disguise a discolored tooth, or mask a root canal. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth in order to prevent shifting. When the teeth shift, it can cause gum disease and/or temporomandibular joint disorders. By utilizing these procedures, our dentist can help improve your oral health, prevent debilitating diseases, and utilize the latest cosmetic techniques to ensure that you have the best smile possible.
Crowns serve a variety of purposes. They can be used to strengthen weak teeth or they can be used to help with tooth alignment. A crown can be made from porcelain, ceramic, gold, or silver. Because some types of material are stronger than porcelain, dentists usually use these to reinforce the back teeth.
Bridges, which are commonly used to substitute for missing teeth, are placed between the teeth surrounding the blank area. They can be made from a variety of materials as well, such as porcelain or ceramic. A bridge can be attached to natural teeth, crowns, or any other structure that can be used as a replacement for a tooth. Once in place, the bridge is able to provide stability to the area and prevent shifting.
In order to create a crown or bridge, dentists must file down the tooth. This is done to ensure a correct fit. Once the size of your teeth is reduced, the dentist will make the molds that will be used to create the crown or bridge. Most dentists will create a temporary fix until the process has been completed. Once in place, a crown or bridge will usually last for the rest of your life. They can become weak over time due to bad oral hygiene. However, if you follow the dentist’s instructions, it will last a lifetime.
Crowns and bridges are important procedures that can repair cosmetic and more substantive dental damage. Many people will require these procedures at some point in their life due to wear and tear on the teeth. If you need to have a crown or bridge fitted to your teeth, our dentist can perform this task for you.
Our dental office provides different kinds of treatments, as well as crowns and bridges, for patients with damaged teeth. These treatments are meant to restore the teeth and prevent further damage to them.
I've been going here since 2010 and I love this dental office! It's very convenient to my residence and they offer an array of services! I'm currently under Invisalign treatment and they gave me a great price! I highly recommend them for any of your dental needs!
- Nichola Sherie
I really like this dental office, dentists, and staff. The hygienist was very gentle and well mannered, she gave me tips on flossing and brushing properly, I highly recommend them to friends and family..
- Bryan Nickel
Now I Can Smile Again!
The dentist just made my front teeth/smile look like I had veneers implanted! She took away all my dark spots and heading without crowns and painful implants. It looks amazing! Thank You 🙂
The dentist was very kind + caring. Highly recommend! I only had a few days left on my dental insurance + she helped to prioritize my care + fit me in so that I could get issues taken care of in a pinch. The office manager, couldn't have been sweeter + she helped me to understand the sometimes tricky insurance pieces + actual prices I'd be paying before I made any decisions. A+ experience.
Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
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