A dental crown or fixed dental bridge can serve multiple purposes. They can be used to restore damaged teeth, fill open spaces, or even relieve sensitivity and pain associated with cracked teeth or wear.
Each of our dental crowns and bridges are carefully planned out and considered against other options so that you can select the best option for you. At Dental Design Studio, it is our mission to treat each and every patient the way we would our own family members. That means you can expect the very best care for your smile, whether you’ve been coming to us for years or are visiting us for the very first time.
Most of our dental crowns and bridges are made of highly durable, porcelain materials. This allows them to withstand everyday wear, without sacrificing aesthetics when you smile. We at Dental Design Studio are big fans of both Zirconia and Emax depending on the tooth being replaced. Our dentists work closely with local labs in Mesa and Chandler, so that your final restorations fit accurately and look natural.
Getting a dental crown or bridge generally requires two separate appointments to complete. During your first visit, one of our dentists will numb the tooth being treated, shape it so that a crown/bridge can fit over it, and take an impression. This impression is sent off to our lab, where your permanent restorations will be made. In the meantime, a temporary restoration will be placed over your tooth.
About two weeks later, you’ll return to our office and have the temporary restoration removed, and the permanent crown or bridge bonded over the tooth.
Like any tooth, crowns and bridges need to be cleaned regularly. You should floss around them daily, so that bacteria does not collect around the margin and seep underneath, this could lead to failure. For bridges, you should use a floss threader or water flosser daily to clean underneath.
Be sure to schedule a preventive dentistry appointment every six months(or more often if recommended by your dentist), so that we can professionally clean around your restoration and examine it to make sure everything is healthy.
Quality restorative dentistry should last for years. Your investment in a healthier smile is something you should cherish for the rest of your life. At Dental Design Studio, each treatment plan includes your options, total cost and your estimated dental insurance benefits. That way you know the total cost of your treatment before we even start.
Maybe you don’t have insurance, or need to finance the remaining portion of what isn’t covered by insurance. That’s ok! We 0% interest payment plans through CareCredit and Ajeva. These plans allow you to:
In addition to restorative dentistry purposes, dental crowns and bridges can also be used on top of dental implants to replace missing teeth. With a single implant, a crown will make it seem as if you have a brand new individual tooth. For multiple missing teeth, a fixed bridge can be installed over just two implants so that there is no need to wear a removable partial denture.
Getting a crown or dental bridge isn’t something that should be rushed. Dental Design Studio ensures that all our dental crowns and bridges are custom designed to blend in with the rest of your teeth. We work with local laboratories that use our precise directions and color preferences so that the new restoration matches your smile to your total satisfaction.
The dentists at our offices want to ensure a gentle and stress-free treatment for every patient. If you’re nervous about your treatment, we offer several options to help you relax. We even have televisions in each operatory to take your mind off things.
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To cover or hide a broken, discolored, misshapen or damaged tooth, the dentist places a dental crown or cap over the tooth and thus, the appearance of the tooth is restored along with providing strength and support to the damaged tooth. Apart from covering the unappealing tooth, the dental crown is also used to support a bridge in place, protect a decaying tooth from breaking or to wrap an implant. Though dental crowns are mostly applied to adults as a treatment to their permanent teeth, some pediatric dentists may also recommend crowns for baby teeth if the child is unable to follow proper oral hygiene and has severely decayed tooth that can’t be controlled by filling or other measures.
These are temporary, hollow caps made of stainless steel and mostly recommended for pediatric use. It is applied on the primary teeth to prevent it from decaying and when it falls off to give space for the growth of permanent teeth, the crown also falls off.
Porcelain fused to metal crowns: As the name suggests, these crowns are made of porcelain fused to a metal base mainly gold, nickel or chromium. The porcelain is the exposing part of the crown and thus, it can be sculpted to match the color and look of the natural adjacent teeth making it a perfect choice for covering front teeth. Amongst all the dentists Phoenix area has, we offer the most convenient price for such crowns at only $695 each, so take advantage of it at the earliest.
They resemble the natural tooth enamel the most and hence, give an almost natural look to the tooth. However, not as strong as the fused ones, they are more brittle and chip in easier than the metal or resin crowns and are thus, not usually used for the back teeth. But as they provide the most natural look to the tooth in addition to the strength and support, they are widely chosen for replacing the front teeth. We are promoting these dental crowns in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe & Gilbert at a very affordable price of $695 each.
Other materials for making crowns include resin or composite and metal but are less commonly used as they are not physically appealing.