Crowns and Bridges in Aurora CO

Living with missing teeth or a tooth that is broken or damaged can impact your smile as well as your ability to chew and speak properly. The good news is that at Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, we offer solutions to restore your damaged smile.

Teeth that are too damaged for a dental filling can often be saved with a crown. If you have missing teeth, filling in the open space with a dental bridge can protect the health of your remaining teeth. In addition, you will be able to chew again comfortably, and you will no longer have to feel self-conscious. But aside from aesthetics, a dental crown or bridge placed at our Aurora, CO dental office can give you back the form and function of your teeth.

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 see whether or not you need a dental crown or bridge to repair your missing or damaged teeth.


How Aging Affects Your Teeth

girl at the dentist in aurora coloradoYou may already take good care of your oral health but still find yourself dealing with more complicated dental problems as you get older. The fact is that, like the rest of your body, your teeth are subject to the effects of aging.

Worn or Broken Teeth

Normal tooth wear is a result of occlusal (bite) activity. Over time, our teeth interact with each other through biting and chewing, and surface enamel gradually wears away. But if you clench or grind your teeth, you’re putting abnormal stress on the surfaces of your teeth which wears them down even faster.

At Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Dr. John Chen works with patients all the time who are dealing with worn or broken teeth. Dental crowns at our Aurora, CO dental office restore the strength and beauty of your teeth so you can smile confidently again.

Missing Teeth

Tooth loss is another problem that can occur as we age. If you want to replace missing teeth, we offer several options, including dental bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants. These are all excellent tooth replacement options, and Dr. Chen will consult with you throughout the process to make sure the results we achieve exceed your expectations.

If you’re dealing with the effects of aging and have worn, broken, or missing teeth, please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen.

Dental Crowns for Broken 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.  The dental crown also 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 also used on teeth adjacent to a gap in your 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.

If you have broken or decayed teeth and think you might need a dental crown in Aurora, CO, please call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dr. Chen will be happy to evaluate your needs, explain his treatment recommendations, and help you decide if a dental crown is right for your needs.

E4D Dental Crowns in Just One Day

image of a dental crown in aurora coIf a porcelain crown or onlay is the right restoration for you, it is possible to have your crown done the same day. This may save you an extra trip to the dentist, but we will still need at least two and a half hours of your time. Please let our front office know before scheduling for a same-day dental crown so that time is set aside to complete your procedure.

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.

If you’re in a hurry or just don’t want to wait weeks for your new restoration, call us to schedule your same-day dental crown appointment at our Aurora, CO dental office.

Benefits of E4D Same-Day Dental Crowns

One of the things about the E4D crown that patients appreciate the most is that not only are the crowns made with just one trip to the dentist, but patients can get a crown without the uncomfortable goopy impressions needed for traditional dental crowns.

Instead, Dr. Chen will take a digital impression of your tooth using a digital camera. Your crown is also designed digitally with the E4D's three-dimensional software.

A model of the dental crown is made and adjusted as needed with E4D’s three-dimensional software. Once we finalize the dental crown, the onsite milling unit receives the specifications and creates a perfectly fitting crown.

You will leave our office on the same day with your beautiful new crown securely in place. Want to learn more about same-day dental crowns at our Aurora, CO dental office? Please call us at (303) 627-5755 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chen.

Dental Bridges Replace 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.

Dental bridges are an excellent solution to replace missing teeth, but we like to give our patients options. We also offer dental implants, full and partial dentures, and implant dentures. Please call our Aurora dental office to see which tooth replacement is right for you.

We’ll Plan Your Dental Treatment at Your Pace

dentist in auroraSince we customize your treatment specifically for your unique needs, we can proceed at whatever pace is comfortable for you. If you need extensive dental work and have financial considerations, we will plan your treatment over time so you can budget accordingly.

In this way, we take the stress out of your dental treatment. You’ll have confidence knowing you’re on track to get back your healthy smile in a practical way that fits all your needs.

We proudly serve patients in southern Aurora, Parker, and Centennial. Call Uptown Comprehensive Dentistry and Prosthodontics, and we’ll work with you to make your dream smile a reality.