Enjoy A Beautiful & Healthy-Looking Smile With A Dental Crown & Bridge
Dental crowns and bridges are common restorations used to restore damaged, decayed, or missing teeth at Pima Family Dentistry in Tucson, improving both the function and appearance of a patient’s smile.
What is a crown?
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that’s placed over a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. They protect and strengthen the weakened tooth, shielding it from damage while also benefiting a patient’s smile aesthetic. Dental crowns are typically made of custom-made porcelain or ceramic materials.
What is a bridge?
This prosthetic device is designed to fill gaps between healthy teeth and are held in place by crown-topped natural teeth or dental implants. Porcelain or ceramic materials are typically used to create bridges, and each is custom-made to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
How are crowns and bridges placed?
The process of placing a dental crown or bridge typically requires two appointments. During the first, our dentist will prepare your tooth or teeth by removing any decay or damage before shaping it to accommodate your final restoration. An impression will be taken, and a crown or bridge will be custom-made to fit your needs. We’ll cover the area with a temporary restoration and once your final version is ready, we’ll have you back to our office. Our dentist will test the look and feel of the customized prosthesis and once we’ve ensured that it looks and feels great, it will be secured in place with dental cement.
Who can benefit from crowns and bridges?
Many patients with damaged, decayed, or missing teeth can benefit from these restorations as they can improve the appearance of your smile, restore your ability to eat and speak, and protect your smile from decay.
Contact us today to learn more about dental crowns and bridges and whether they might be right for you. We’re happy to answer your questions and set you on the road to a healthy smile!
Contact Pima Family Dentistry About Crowns & Bridges Today!
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Restore your speech and bite function
- Give support to sagging facial structures
- Prevent remaining teeth from shifting out of place
- Prioritize your smile!