Crowns and Bridges
At Crossroads Dental Care, we take pride in creating restorations that look and feel great. We offer crowns and bridges that will provide you with natural-looking teeth that you’ll be proud to show off.
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped structures used at the site of missing or damaged teeth to restore appearance and function. Dental crowns can be used to solve a variety of issues including:
- Protecting teeth that are weakened or damaged
- Root canal treatment
- Improved tooth function
- Enhanced appearance
- Adjustment of misshapen teeth
Porcelain dental crowns are custom made in a dental laboratory. The first step in receiving a crown is to reduce the tooth to allow the dental crown to fit properly. Next, impressions of the patient’s teeth will be taken and used in the construction of the permanent dental crown. The patient will be fitted with a temporary crown designed to last until the permanent crown is ready. When the patient returns for the next visit, the permanent crown will be attached.
A dental bridge is made of natural-looking artificial teeth that are supported by the adjacent teeth that are still in the mouth. Like full dentures, bridges can be removable or permanently fixed. Fixed bridges can either be directly bonded to the adjacent supporting, teeth, or they are a series of dental crowns applied on top of supporting structures (implants). Removable bridges are kept securely in place through the use of metal clasps or attachments. Removable bridges can quickly be taken out for cleaning.
Want to improve your smile? Need to replace some missing teeth? Call us at Crossroads Dental Care at (303) 927-0639 for an appointment.