Dental Crowns & Bridges
If you're self-conscious about cracked, broken, decayed, or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with dental crowns, also called caps. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Designed to fit snugly and function as a healthy tooth, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and preserve the jaw's correct natural alignment.
We use precious metal, porcelain pressed (or fused) to metal, or all-porcelain crowns. To maintain a fully white smile, we recommend all-ceramic crowns. Our precise color-matching system allows us to find the right shade of porcelain to blend with your natural tooth color. Porcelain crowns are also extremely durable and long lasting, and these benefits make them popular with dentists as well as patients.
Typically, we can design, fit, and place your crowns in just a couple of short appointments. Once a crown is placed, you can care for it as you do your natural teeth. Conscientious brushing twice a day and daily flossing will protect the base of your crown from bacterial growth. Be sure to see us at least two times each year for professional cleanings and a preventive exam, too.
Crowns are an important cornerstone of dental care due to their versatility; they can be used to treat decay, structural damage, root canal therapy, and even cosmetic concerns. They’re also a component of dental bridges, which can offer patients who’ve lost one or more teeth in row a sturdy, lifelike replacement. Having a dental bridge placed requires you to have healthy teeth on either side of the gap. Dr. Lindsey then places customized crowns over them as a way to anchor the bridge, effectively completing your new look. Patients are often amazed by how seamless the results are!