The Benefits of Dental Crowns & Bridges
When one or more of your teeth is damaged or missing, our Desert Ridge dentist, Dr. Angela Dotson, will restore your smile with a crown or bridge. Tatum Highlands Dentistry provides custom-made restorations to rebuild a healthy bite with the natural look of your surrounding teeth. No one has to know that you ever had dental work done to save or replace a severely damaged or missing tooth.
How will a dental crown help?
A crown is a cap that fits over a problematic tooth when a filling will not suffice. The most common reasons for receiving a crown are:
- Teeth have previously been repaired with fillings, but fillings have fractured or are old and have broken down
- Severely tooth decay
- Protecting a tooth after it has undergone root canal therapy
- Secure a bridge
When would I need a dental bridge?
A bridge is a fixed dental device that is used to replace missing teeth. A traditional fixed bridge is made up of crowns on each end, which secure a prosthetic tooth or teeth to fill the gap caused by missing teeth. A fixed bridge provides maximum cosmetic and functional benefits. A bridge prevents surrounding teeth from moving out of alignment. It also restores natural chewing ability and corrects speech problems caused by missing teeth. A bridge will restore your beautiful smile.
The Restorative Dental Procedure and Aftercare
Getting crowns and bridges takes a minimum of two appointments at our North Phoenix dental office.
At the first visit, impressions are made of your teeth; these impressions are used by a dental laboratory as a mold for creating the restorations. Your teeth are prepped for crowns and a temporary is set in place until your final visit. It usually takes two or more weeks for the restorations to be made; once they're ready, you'll come back to our office to have your final crown or bridge permanently placed.
When the procedure is finished, you'll receive instructions on how to care for your restorations at home. We also encourage you to regularly visit at our North Phoenix dental office for routine checkups, to keep your natural teeth and restorations healthy and looking great.
Contact Your Desert Ridge Dentist
Tatum Highlands Dentistry offers crowns and bridges to help rebuild function and aesthetics to benefit your oral health. Please contact us at our North Phoenix dental office for more information or to schedule an appointment.