Porcelain Crowns Are Advanced Smile Insurance
You can fortify a damaged smile with dental crowns or bridges at Alta Dentistry. These cutting-edge restorations are crafted with high-quality materials and they are tailored to meet your unique smile needs. Dental crowns and dental bridges are a strong and appealing way to restore damaged or missing teeth.
A dental crown can be used to restore a severely damaged tooth crown. Dental crowns, also known as “teeth caps,” cover the entire tooth crown and preserve its structure. Porcelain crowns strengthen teeth that are:
- Broken or chipped
- Worn down
- Heavily filled
We create crowns that appear natural and are cosmetically appealing. While dental crowns can be composed of a wide variety of materials, we often utilize porcelain because it offers the most true-to-life aesthetic.
- To design a dental crown, your dentist will remove the damage from your tooth and then shape that tooth slightly.
- He or she will take impressions and sends them to the lab, where our skilled ceramists will fabricate your crown.
- When you return to the office, your dentist will permanently bond your beautiful dental crown to the tooth.
Dental bridges are a common procedure because they are a cosmetically and functionally sound way to replace missing teeth.
- A dental bridge requires preparing two natural teeth on either side of a gap. Your dentist will place dental crowns over these two teeth.
- The pontic (the replacement tooth or teeth) lies between the two dental crowns. The crowns will anchor the pontic into your now-complete smile. Dental bridges are highly realistic and can last for ten years or more.
- Today, patients can choose between traditional dental bridges or dental bridges held in place by dental implants. This method does not require placing tooth crowns over the natural teeth, so you can leave your healthy teeth untouched. It may also last longer and prove more sturdy than the traditional dental bridge.
If you are suffering from damaged or missing teeth, call the dentist who knows you deserve better! We would love to help you improve your smile at Alta Dentistry. Give us a call today.