Loveland Dental Crowns and Bridges
No matter how well you care for your teeth with preventive care, your smile is still vulnerable to chips, cracks, decay, and a number of other oral health hazards. When something gets in the way of your healthiest, most beautiful smile, a dental crown or bridge from your dentist in Loveland can come to the rescue. We create restorations from a number of materials to ensure your crown or bridge fits your smile needs to a T -- keep reading to learn more!
What Is a Dental Crown in Loveland?
A dental crown is a thin covering that is bonded directly over a severely damaged or decayed tooth. Also called a cap, the crown remakes the size and shape of the affected tooth while also restoring its strength. It can be manufactured from porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, gold, metal alloys, and other materials, depending on your unique needs.
Some of the most common reasons for a crown include…
- Restoring significant tooth decay when there is not enough room for a filling
- Holding together parts of a broken tooth
- Completing a root canal procedure
- Restoring a dental implant
- Making cosmetic improvements to significantly damaged front teeth
What Is a Dental Bridge in Loveland?
A dental bridge securely fills the gap left by one, two, or several teeth missing in a row. It is secured in place using the two healthy natural teeth surrounding the gap as anchors for the prosthetic that fills the space between. A dental bridge provides a sturdy solution following tooth loss, preventing the surrounding teeth from drifting out of alignment while also restoring your ability to eat, speak, and smile fully once again.
What Can I Expect From the Procedure?
If you need a dental crown or bridge, your dentist will walk you through the treatment plan using our state-of-the-art technology. Our intraoral camera captures crystal clear images that are transferred to a screen at your chairside to helps ensure you are informed throughout your treatment!
Dental crowns and bridges are usually completed over the course of two visits to our office. During the first appointment, we make all preparations and put together the treatment plan to be sent to the dental lab. Preparation for crowns involves reshaping the tooth enamel to accommodate the new restoration that will fit on top. A temporary crown will cover each prepared tooth in the time between appointments. Once your restoration is ready, you will return to Fox Creek Family Dentistry for any necessary adjustments and its final placement.
Dental crowns and bridges can last for many years after placement with proper care and maintenance. Continue to brush and floss your teeth regularly, concentrating on the area at the base of your crown or bridge. You may find a waterpik to be more effective and easier to use for plaque removal.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
Do you have a severely damaged or aching tooth? Or are you missing one or more teeth? If so, you could probably benefit from a dental crown or bridge from the experts at Fox Creek Family Dental! We invite you to request an appointment today.