Smile Again Thanks To Dental Crowns & Bridges
If you have teeth that have been damaged by decay or injury, we may use a dental crown or bridge to repair them. Dr. Chris Harvan, Dr Christina Linn and our team have been rebuilding Aurora smiles with these kinds of restorations for decades, and they can truly make a huge difference for a person’s smile.
How Crowns & Bridges Work
Typically, a dental crown is used to repair a single tooth that has been weakened, broken, chipped, or cracked. The crown itself is simply a tooth-shaped restoration that slides over the top of the natural tooth in order to restore both its look and function. It can also be an easy solution if you have bite or TMJ problems.
When you come in to get a crown, one of our doctors will start the treatment by gently removing the damaged portion of your tooth and shaping it to fit the restoration. They’ll then take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental lab to fabricate your crown. This process usually takes about a week or more, during which you’ll wear a temporary crown. Once it is completed, you’ll return to Southland Smiles where your doctor will securely place it in your mouth using dental cement.
A dental bridge is one of the easiest ways we can restore a row of missing teeth. We’ll place crowns on the teeth surrounding the gap in your smile (using the same method we just outlined above), and they’ll be attached to a row of prosthetic teeth that will literally “bridge” the gap between them. These can be made to be fixed or removable, and your doctor will discuss both options with you before beginning the treatment.
With routine brushing, flossing, and regular checkups with your Aurora dentist, your crown or bridge can make your smile look and function beautifully for decades to come.
If you have any questions about these treatments or want to schedule an appointment to get them, just contact our office today. We can also accept patients from both Centennial and Parker, CO.