Dental Crowns and Bridges
At Healthy Smiles Dentistry, we prioritize the care of lost and damaged teeth. With our crowns and bridges, we deliver exceptional restoration results that will leave you smiling proudly and confidently.
Dental Crowns and Bridges in Omaha, NE
When teeth are lost or severely damaged, dental crowns and bridges serve as an effective restoration option. Our crowns and bridges not only look natural, but also provide support for chewing and speaking. Using high-quality materials, we ensure that our crowns and bridges are long-lasting and deliver exceptional performance.
Our priority is to make sure your dental crowns and bridges seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth. With our advanced technology, we can provide the convenience of single-visit dental crowns, while many other dental offices typically require multiple visits.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, your tooth had root canal therapy or for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns serve multiple purposes. First, they are placed over damaged teeth, providing a protective cap that restores their normal function. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants, which act as artificial tooth roots surgically placed in the jawbone. This implant-supported crown ensures stability and security for the replacement of missing teeth.
Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are a common solution for patients who have lost one or more teeth. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. To secure dental bridges, we utilize abutment crowns on each end or precision metal mechanisms that are permanently installed. Each component of the dental bridge is custom designed to ensure a natural appearance and optimal performance.
How do temporary dental crowns work?
There are a few steps your dentists will follow in putting on a dental crown. Crowns typically begin with taking an impression of your upper and lower dental arches to create a replica of your teeth so a permanent crown will fit securely on the base of the tooth being crowned without letting any bacteria enter underneath the tooth structure.
Most dentists take this impression and send it off to a dental laboratory for the permanent dental crown to be built. To get the impression correct for the permanent dental crown, they must shape the tooth base below it, which could leave your tooth vulnerable in the short period between the impression being made and the permanent dental crown being delivered. Temporary dental crowns are used to ensure your tooth is protected during this period.
Contact us if you have any questions about dental crowns and bridges.