Dental Crowns and Bridges
Are you looking for tooth restoration in Selah? Our office offers a variety of services to restore your smile.
Our team at Selah Creek Dental is proud to offer tooth restorations that look and feel completely natural. We know how important it is to have a great looking smile and healthy teeth that function flawlessly. That is why our dental care experts are continuously working to provide patients with the best possible tooth restorations. When you come to us for a crown or bridgework, you can be confident in knowing that you will leave with a beautiful smile and fully restored teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped appliance that is placed at the site of a lost or damaged tooth as a way of restoring its function and appearance. Selah Creek Dental promotes the use of porcelain dental crowns because the material is known for having a natural look and outstanding functionality.
There are many reasons patients receive dental crowns, such as:
- Protecting weakened or damaged teeth
- Root canal treatment
- Enhancing tooth function
- Adjusting tooth appearance
- Correcting misshapen teeth
Because our porcelain crowns are custom-built using impressions of the patient’s teeth, a patient will be required to make two visits to our practice to receive this type of treatment. The first visit involves taking impressions of the teeth, and the second visit is when the dental crown will be applied.
The process of receiving a dental crown starts by shaving off a portion of the designated tooth so the crown can be properly fitted. At this point, impressions of the teeth are taken, and the information is sent to a dental laboratory to create a custom-designed dental crown. To hold the patient over while the custom dental crown is being built, a temporary restoration will be applied.
When the patient returns for their follow-up visit, the temporary restoration will be removed, and the permanent dental crown will be attached using a special dental adhesive. Once the process is complete, the patient will be given instructions on how to care for their new dental crown.
Dental bridges, also known as partial dentures, are used when a patient is missing multiple teeth. A dental bridge consists of natural-looking prosthetic teeth that are supported by the adjacent teeth that are still present inside the mouth. Depending upon the type, dental bridges can either be removable or permanently fixed within the mouth.
Fixed bridges are held in place using one of two methods. They can either be directly bonded to the adjacent supporting teeth, or they can be comprised of a series of dental crowns that are applied on top of supporting structures. Removable bridges are kept securely in place using metal clasps or precision attachments that are designed to keep them stable even while talking or eating. When it’s time for cleaning, removable bridges can quickly be taken out of the mouth by the user.
Learn more about dental bridges and crowns from our Selah dentist.