Dental Crowns & Bridges – Bellevue, WA
We’ll Rebuild Damaged Teeth, Lost Teeth & More
If your natural smile is pained or incomplete, a custom-made dental restoration may be the best choice for restoring its appearance, function, and strength. At Bellevue Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Preet can design a dental crown and/or bridge that fits in beautifully alongside other healthy teeth. Both traditional and metal-free materials are available for this new addition, which means that we can personalize our approach to fit each patient’s specific goals and preferences. If you’re ready to get started, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office in Bellevue, WA.
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are individual restorations that are sometimes referred to as “caps.” This is because they’re designed to essentially cover a tooth’s natural shape, creating a more uniform look and feel while still preserving what remains of the original structure underneath. In most cases, patients can expect the creation and placement of a brand-new, customized dental crown to take two to three appointments. We will capture detailed impressions, provide you with a temporary dental crown, and then place the finished, permanent version once we receive it from our trusted dental laboratory.
Dr. Preet may recommend dental crowns for a variety of different situations, including:
- When a tooth has suffered a serious injury
- When a tooth is weakened and needs support
- When a tooth is cosmetically imperfect
- When a tooth has a large cavity and/or filling
- When a tooth has been lost and replaced with a dental implant that requires coverage
- When a tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and requires coverage
What are Dental Bridges?
Dental crowns can also be combined to create a stable, lifelike replacement for missing teeth. This is called a bridge, which quite literally “bridges” the gap left in your smile. Traditional bridges are held in place within your mouth through the use of dental crowns on either side of the prosthetic teeth. Natural adjacent teeth will be adjusted to accommodate the placement of these crowns.
In today’s world, Dr. Preet strongly recommends dental implants as superior “anchors” for dental bridges. Their placement on either side of the gap won’t harm healthy teeth, and their presence in the jawbone will reinvigorate the natural tissue as well. We will be happy to help you explore this option in greater detail during a first appointment.