Crowns and Bridges in Aurora CO
If you are missing a tooth or living with a tooth that is damaged, this can impact your smile as well as your ability to chew and speak properly. The good news is that there are restorative dentistry options that can restore your smile.
Damaged teeth can often be saved with a crown. Filling in missing teeth with a dental bridge can protect the health of your remaining teeth.
In addition, your ability to chew will be restored, and you will no longer have to feel self-conscious. But aside from aesthetics, a dental crown or bridge can give you back the form and function of your teeth.
Talk to Dr. John Chen about whether or not you need a dental crown or bridge to repair your missing or damaged teeth.
Dental Crowns for Damaged Teeth
A dental crown fits over a tooth like a cap, strengthening the structure and saving the tooth. Once the crown has been cemented into place permanently, and it blends in perfectly with adjacent teeth and looks completely natural. In addition, the crown protects the tooth against additional damage.
Dental crowns can also be used cosmetically to improve the appearance of teeth that are worn, misshapen, or discolored. Dental crowns are sometimes placed adjacent to a gap in the smile to hold a dental bridge in place.
Some people have fillings that are so large, much of the tooth structure has been drilled away. Over time, these fillings start to weaken and fracture. Since not enough of the tooth is left to replace the filling, a crown is usually optimal treatment.
E4D Dental Crowns in Just One Day
Dr. Chen is pleased to offer his patients E4D technology, a crown made right here in our office in that looks completely natural. Other advantages for patients include that the crown can be made in just one trip to the dentist and without the goopy impressions needed for traditional dental crowns.
With E4D technology, the procedure for getting a tooth crown is easier than ever. Dr, Chen will make an optical impression of your tooth via a digital camera and a tasteless powder. A model of the crown is made and adjusted as needed with E4D’s three-dimensional software. Once the crown is finalized, the onsite milling unit receives the specifications and creates a perfectly fitting crown.
Dental Bridges for Missing Teeth
If you are missing one tooth or multiple adjacent teeth, Dr. Chen might recommend a bridge to fill in the space left behind. The bridge, which will attach to dental implants or to crowns placed on either side of the area where teeth are missing, will look very much like your natural teeth.
If you opt not to replace your missing teeth, you put the healthy teeth in your mouth at risk. They will likely start to shift to fill in the empty space, which can impact your bite and lead to more tooth loss.
Custom Treatment Plans for Your Best Oral Health
Protect your remaining teeth by taking care of damaged or missing teeth with a restoration such as a dental crown or bridge. Contact Dr. Chen and Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics to talk about how crowns and bridges can protect your remaining teeth.