At Bellissimo Dentistry in Chandler Arizona, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile. With that in mind, crowns and bridges can play an essential role in achieving and maintaining it.
Crowns are used to cover heavily filled teeth, providing strength and improving the appearance of your smile. Bridges are used to replace missing teeth and help prevent the drifting or tilting of adjacent teeth out of place.
Our office utilizes advanced digital crown technology, guaranteeing a precise fit, a beautifully natural look, and a quick turnaround time for both crowns and bridges. We’d love to have you come to see us at Bellissimo Dentistry to learn more about crowns and bridges.
A crown is a dental restoration technique that involves fitting a custom-made cap that goes over your entire tooth, keeping it in place and safeguarding it against any further wear or tear. Crowns are ideal for restoring decaying teeth, holding together parts of a cracked tooth, replacing missing teeth with bridges, and correcting root canals. Patients who require crowns will benefit from improved mouth function as well as aesthetic improvements and increased self-confidence. With Bellissimo's experienced dentists and history of excellence, you can trust us to restore your smile.
A bridge is essentially two or more dental crowns that are attached to an artificial tooth (aka pontic) usually made of porcelain and metal alloy. Dental bridges work by filling the gap in between two natural teeth, replacing missing teeth for a natural-looking and healthy smile. The most common application for a dental bridge is when a patient has lost one or two teeth from certain areas in the mouth. Before deciding if a bridge is a right choice, your dentist will do an examination and take some x-rays to determine if there is enough support structure left with any existing teeth, as well as examine gum health, jaw alignment, and other factors to determine if a bridge would be the best course of action. Ultimately, dental bridges can give you back a beautiful smile that looks just like your own.
Dental crowns and bridges are suitable for a wide variety of people, including (but not limited to) those who have:
To ensure your smile is being treated with the best care, it's important to have a good understanding of how crowns and bridges are placed.
First, the dentist will take x-rays of the affected teeth to develop a treatment plan. Then the dentist will prepare the tooth that the crown or bridge is meant to cover by removing any decay and contouring it so that it can accept the restoration.
Afterward, impressions are taken of the prepared area which acts as a detailed map when designing the restoration in a dental lab setting. A temporary restoration may be placed over the prepared teeth while awaiting fabrication from the lab.
On your following appointment, you'll return so that your final bridge or crown can be permanently cemented into place with special dental cement. With well-placed crowns and bridges, you can rest assured knowing that your mouth is well taken care of.
If you are considering a dental crown or bridge contact us in Chandler today