Crowns and Bridges

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Crowns and Bridges

At Spokane Family Dental we provide beautiful custom fitting porcelain crowns and bridges to patients from Spokane, Phoenix, and surrounding areas. Crowns and bridges are designed to strengthen and restore the integrity of your teeth while maintaining as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.

What is a crown?

A crown is a covering placed over a prepared tooth – often times surrounding the entire tooth depending on why the crown is needed.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is the same concept as a crown but there is more than one tooth being prepared and covered in order to replace missing teeth in between. So if you are missing one tooth and you have strong teeth on either side of the missing tooth then the two teeth on either side of the missing tooth will be prepared. When the bridge goes in it will then cover the two prepared teeth with porcelain and fill in the missing tooth area with a porcelain tooth. The porcelain tooth In the middle and the porcelain coverings on each side are all strongly connected together.

Why are crowns needed?

Here are several reasons a crown may be needed:

  • Broken or chipped tooth
  • Discolored tooth
  • Severely decayed tooth
  • A tooth that already has a large filling and there is new decay or the filling is broken.
  • A tooth that has had root canal therapy
  • A tooth with a crack that is hurting when you chew food
  • To restore shape and function
  • To improve cosmetic appearance
  • To prevent a weak tooth from breaking

Bridges are also done for all of the above reasons when there are missing teeth.

What are crowns and bridges made of?

Traditionally crowns and bridges have been made of metal, porcelain or a combination of the two. Advancing technology has allowed us at Spokane Family Dental to make most of our crowns and bridges out of extremely strong porcelain. This allows for maximum esthetics and very natural looking results. We use the two strongest porcelain materials available in dentistry based on extensive research- Zirconia and IPS e.max. With these two products we can deliver beautiful and strong restorations. We also offer same day porcelain crowns called CEREC crowns. CLICK HERE to learn more about these crowns.

If you are suffering from any of the above conditions with your teeth please contact Spokane Family Dental today so we can restore your smile!

Crowns and Bridges - Before and After

Porcelain veneers, crowns, and bridges were used for this full mouth reconstruction to restore the beauty and function of our patients’ smile.

Crown and Bridges Spokane Valley, WA