A lost or damaged tooth turns even the simplest tasks into chores. Whether you’re struggling to chew or dealing with tooth pain, Bryant Franz, DDS, MBA, and Ellyn Thompson, DDS can help at RiNo Dental in Denver, Colorado. Their team offers crowns and bridges that can fully restore your smile. These restorations rebuild the shape, size, and structure of broken or missing teeth. To schedule an appointment with the RiNo Dental team, call or book online now.
Crowns and bridges are custom-made restorations that rebuild your smile. The team at RiNo Dental recommends these fixed restorations when you have damaged or missing teeth.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over the visible portion of your tooth. It can restore your tooth’s shape, size, and color. Crowns also protect damaged or weakened teeth from further damage or decay. You can choose a single crown, multiple crowns, or crowns attached to a bridge.
Bridges replace missing teeth. Whether you have a single lost tooth or multiple missing teeth, a bridge can restore the beauty and function of your smile. Bridges consist of an artificial tooth (pontic) surrounded by two dental crowns (abutments) for support. These crowns fit directly over the two teeth surrounding the space a tooth once occupied.
While a bridge specifically rebuilds your smile if you have missing teeth, the team may recommend a dental crown if you have:
Crowns and bridges are as much cosmetic as they are restorative. The team at RiNo Dental uses natural-looking, tooth-colored materials to seamlessly blend your new restorations into your smile.
The process for creating crowns and bridges is very similar. The first step involves a dental exam and X-rays to determine if you’re a good candidate for these restorations.
Next, the team prepares your teeth for crowns by reshaping the affected teeth. This ensures that your crowns blend in naturally with the rest of your smile.
Before you leave your first appointment, the team takes impressions of your teeth to build your crowns and/or bridge. They take about 2-3 weeks to create, so you’ll wear temporary restorations to protect your teeth in the meantime.
At your final visit, the team removes your temporary crowns and bridge and replaces them with your permanent restorations. Once the fit is perfect, they cement the restorations into place to fully repair your smile.
To learn more about crowns and bridges, call RiNo Dental or schedule an appointment online today.