Crowns & Bridges
Modern dentistry offers many ways to help our patients keep their teeth strong and healthy for as long as possible. Today, we can restore function to teeth that would have once been considered hopelessly beyond repair.
Dental restorations like crowns and bridges offered at Five Parks Dental are designed to give new life to your smile. They restore function so you can chew on the tooth again while restoring a healthy, youthful-looking appearance.
Dental Crowns Strengthen Smiles
Dr. Jesse Jenkins recommends dental crowns when a tooth is too damaged by decay or disease to function independently. Dental crowns are designed like little porcelain helmets to surround and protect a tooth and provide a durable new chewing surface.
Our experienced dentist commonly recommends dental crowns for the following reasons:
- Support broken, cracked, or fractured teeth
- Protect a tooth with a cavity too extensive for a filling to treat
- Strengthen a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- Restore a dental implant
- As part of a full mouth reconstruction
- Anchor a dental bridge to supporting teeth
- Conceal cosmetic imperfections like tooth
Steps for Getting a Dental Crown
The first step is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jenkins at our Arvada dental office. If she finds a crown is the right choice for you, you can plan on two visits to Five Parks Dental spaced two to three weeks apart. During the first, we prepare the crown tooth, take impressions, choose the right shade of white to match surrounding teeth, and create a temporary crown.
A custom dental lab prepares your tooth restoration to our specifications, which takes about two to three weeks. When it’s ready, Dr. Jenkins checks it for fit and ensures that it won’t impact your dental bite, then cements it securely in place.
The materials we use to create your crown—like porcelain and zirconia—are very durable, and with proper care, yours should last ten years or longer.
Dental Bridges: Solutions for Missing Teeth
Replacing a tooth sooner rather than later is always the best choice, and today you have several options, including bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants. For many Arvada patients, a bridge is the most practical choice.
A bridge is a unit that consists of an artificial tooth called a pontic that sits in the space in your smile. Attached on either side of the pontic are dental crowns that we then secure to adjacent teeth. Dental bridges are a popular choice because they work well for many people, including those for whom a dental implant isn’t an option.
You are a good candidate for a bridge if you have one or two missing teeth in the same spot in your mouth, and adjacent teeth are strong enough to support the artificial tooth.
We Fix Broken and Missing Teeth
Whether you have one broken tooth or missing tooth or your entire smile needs help, our customized dental crowns and bridges might be the right solution for you. Please call our Arvada dental office to schedule an appointment to get started.