Crowns & Bridges
Our goal is to provide your family with all the preventive services they need to enjoy the best possible oral health. But things can go wrong, and you may end up with a damaged or missing tooth that we need to address. At The Dental Health Center, we offer quality restorations like crowns and bridges that let you smile confidently again.
Each of your teeth has a specific job to do, so even one damaged tooth can cause discomfort and uneven dental wear. But our natural-looking crowns and bridges restore your teeth to full health so you can eat, speak, and smile comfortably again.
How We Use Dental Crowns
If you get a cavity, we need to fill the tooth to eliminate discomfort, prevent further damage, and restore function. Without treatment, though, decay will cause so much damage that a filling may not be enough to protect the tooth, and Dr. Seger will recommend a dental crown.
A crown fits over your tooth like a helmet to strengthen and protect it from further damage. Some cases where we would recommend a crown are:
- Strengthen a tooth damaged by decay, infection, or trauma
- Protect and strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
- Restore a dental implant to add function and improve the appearance
- Improve the esthetics of a tooth by altering its appearance
There are many materials that we can use, but Dr. Seger chooses high-strength zirconia crowns that are milled using computers. The result is a perfect, customized fit and exceptional durability.
Placing Your Dental Crown
The process for placing a new crown usually takes two visits. During these visits, we:
- Reshape your tooth to allow enough room for the crown to fit properly
- Take impressions to create a model of your teeth
- Send the model to a custom dental lab for fabrication
- Create a temporary to wear while the lab makes your new crown
Custom fabricating your new crown takes about two to three weeks, and when it’s ready, we’ll make an appointment to check it for fit, make any adjustments, and cement it in place. With proper care, your new crown can last many years.
There are several good reasons to replace a missing tooth. You have a gap in your smile that looks unattractive and makes you feel self-conscious, which is bad enough. But tooth loss can also cause difficulty eating and speaking, and adjacent teeth can drift into the open space causing tooth misalignment and bite problems.
The purpose of a dental bridge is to fill the open space left by a missing tooth. Bridges are typically a three-piece unit that includes an artificial tooth (pontic) that sits in the open space and a crown on either side that we cement to adjacent teeth for support. This results in a seamless appearance and restores your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently again.
Please Call Us to Arrange a Consultation
Do damaged teeth take a toll on your comfort and confidence? Please call our Aston, PA dental office, and we will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Seger to discuss your needs.