Crowns and Bridges in Aurora CO
When you have damaged or missing teeth, you need to talk to your dentist about whether or not you need a crown or bridge.
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 esthetics, 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 Can Repair Damaged Teeth
A dental crown is sometimes called a tooth “cap.” It fits over a tooth that has been prepared to receive it, strengthening the structure and saving the tooth. Crowns are cemented into place permanently, and they look completely natural. In addition, the crowned tooth will receive additional protection from further damage.
People who have teeth that are severely worn, misshapen, or discolored can also benefit from dental crowns. Dental crowns can also be used to hold a dental bridge in place.
Some people have fillings that are so large, there isn’t much left of their natural tooth. These fillings eventually become worn. A crown is often used on these teeth to preserve what is left of the tooth.
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 Fill in the Gap Left by 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.
It’s important to fill the gap left by missing teeth. If you don’t, the rest of the teeth in your mouth will more than likely start to shift. This will have a negative impact on your bite and can lead to even 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.