Dental Crowns & Bridges
Expert Crown and Bridgework Dentists in Chandler
Crowns and bridges are among today’s best solutions for smile restoration and missing teeth replacement, and millions of Americans currently enjoy the benefits of these remarkable treatments. Crowns and bridgework signify the point in dentistry where science meets art, and when seeking crowns and bridgework, it’s vital to also seek out a dentist that recognizes this marriage of science and art. At Anytime Dental, our team works to provide crown and bridge patients with exceptionally-crafted crowns that match your natural teeth, and that match the same functionality as natural teeth.
Usually made from porcelain, dental crowns are fitted onto the top, or “crown” of the tooth, which is the visible portion of the tooth that is above the gum line. These crowns are matched to your natural teeth, and can be paired with dental implants as well as bridges for either a permanent or removable solution to missing or deteriorated teeth.
Your crowns journey begins with your dentist shaping the teeth in an optimal shape for you to receive crowns. They will remove certain parts of the tooth so that once your crowns are ready, they fit onto the tooth like a hand in a glove. This perfect fit will make for more confortable crowns, as well as crowns that look and function their best. For patients looking for a permanent solution to missing teeth, dental implants will be placed in the jaw before you receive crowns, and a healing process must occur before you receive your final crowns. In the meantime, your dentist will provide you with temporary crowns that you can wear before receiving your final crowns.
Crowns are often paired with bridgework, which works to connect crowns that replace missing teeth using your existing natural teeth as support. Only a few of your existing natural teeth need to be used as support to be able to support dental bridgework. Bridges become necessary when a patient is suffering from missing teeth, which can lead to decay of the underlying jaw bone, leading to a “sagging face.” Bridges connect several crowns and replacement teeth by connecting all of the replacement teeth, acting as a bridge, hence their name.
Caring For Your Crowns and Bridges
Post-treatment care for crowns and bridges is vital to maintain your appliances and have the healthiest smile possible. To best protect the results of your crown and bridge treatment, be sure to maintain a strong oral health regimen that includes daily brushing and flossing as well as regular visits to your dentist so they can monitor your crowns and bridges.
Get in touch with our veteran team of crown and bridge specialists at Anytime Dental today to learn if you can benefit from crown and bridgework!