Do you have broken, cracked, or missing teeth? Dental bridges and crowns can dramatically restore your smile and improve your overall quality of life.
A dental crown is an artificial cap that fits over your damaged tooth or replaces a missing tooth. It looks and feels just like a real tooth, covering all visible areas down to your gum line.
A crown is crafted from high-quality, durable materials such as porcelain, and is designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural smile.
A dental bridge is a crown that is fixed in place by using the adjacent teeth as a support, creating a "bridge" effect.
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Here are just a few reasons to consider restoring your teeth with dental bridges and crowns.
Dr. Johnson artistically designs each dental restoration to blend in perfectly with your unique smile. You'll forget your bridge or crown isn't your natural tooth!
Missing and damaged teeth can threaten the health of your smile. Bridges and crowns strengthen and protect your teeth from further deterioration and oral health issues.
We craft our bridges and crowns from top-quality, highly durable materials such as ceramic and porcelain. When properly cared for, your restoration can last decades without needing touch-ups or repair.
At Harbour Pointe Family Dentistry, we believe great dentistry is a labor of love – a dedication to our craft and sense of personal pride we bring to our dental practice every single day.
Our commitment to excellence shows. At each visit, you can expect from us:
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Dental bridges and crowns can address a wide range of dental issues and are an excellent option for many people.
However, there are alternatives to consider depending on:
For example, dental implants are another top choice to restore missing teeth.
Implants are an attractive alternative because they restore the entire tooth from root to crown, whereas dental crowns and bridges can only replace the visible part of your tooth.
While dental implants are an outstanding tooth-replacement solution, not everyone is a candidate for the procedure. They also tend to be more expensive upfront.
When you come in for a consultation with Dr. Kris Johnson, he'll thoroughly evaluate your smile and discuss options with you. Together, we'll find a solution that's best for your specific needs.
Initial Consultation: Each treatment plan starts with a thorough consultation with Dr. Kris Johnson. He'll examine your dental concerns, listen carefully to your needs and goals, and work with you to determine the best course of action based on several factors.
Preparation: Once we've determined that a dental bridge is the best option, we'll start by preparing the existing teeth. Since we use adjacent teeth to support the bridge, they'll need to be reshaped and capped with a crown.
Impressions: We'll then take a dental impression to produce a mold of your teeth. This impression is sent off to a professional dental lab, who will use it as a blueprint to design and build your custom bridge. While we wait for your final bridge to come back from the lab, you'll receive a temporary crown to protect the tooth.
Bridge Placement: Finally, once your new bridge is ready, we'll place it and do the finishing touches to create a perfectly restored tooth. You'll leave our office with a confident, beautiful new smile!
We take pride in crafting the highest quality, durable restorations. With proper care, your dental bridge can last for decades before needing touchups or repair.
Here are a few tips to maximize the longevity of your restoration:
By following these simple habits, you'll have a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come!
To give you the very best custom results, we don't do cookie-cutter solutions. Therefore, the cost of each restoration varies. When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Johnson will take a close look at your needs and goals and give you a detailed estimate of the cost.
Dental crowns and bridges are covered under most insurance plans. We can help you verify coverage and discuss convenient budget-friendly payment options.
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation appointment or chat with our team: (425) 348-8484.