Arizona Advanced Dental
Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Mesa, AZ
Dental crowns and bridges replace missing teeth, enhance your smile, and help improve your bite (among other benefits). If you’re missing one or more teeth, leading general dentists Donald Clifford, DDS, and Casey Cutler, DDS, provide customized crown and bridge treatments at Arizona Advanced Dental. Get started on your dental treatment by booking an evaluation at this Mesa, Arizona-based practice today. Click on the online scheduler or call to speak with a team member.
Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What are crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative treatments designed to strengthen or replace missing teeth. Your dedicated dentist could recommend a crown, which covers a tooth and acts as a protective shield if you have a:
- Root canal
- Dental implant
- Crack or fracture
- Large filling that can’t be replaced
A bridge is a device that fills in a gap where you’re missing a tooth. It contains a replacement tooth, known as a pontic, as well as a crown on one or both sides to hold the artificial tooth in place.
Why are crowns and bridges important?
Crowns and bridges aren’t just for aesthetic purposes, although they can certainly leave you with a beautiful smile. Dr. Clifford or Dr. Cutler may encourage you to get a crown or bridge to:
- Restore your bite
- Strengthen your teeth
- Prevent teeth from shifting
Crowns and bridges help bring your teeth back to their most natural alignment, so you can eat, chew, and speak normally.
How long does it take to get a crown or bridge?
Whether you need a single crown or bridge, or a series of crowns or bridges, you’re likely going to need at least two visits to Arizona Advanced Dental. Dr. Clifford or Dr. Cutler needs to prep your teeth and reshape them to act as anchors for your new crown or bridge during your first appointment.
After gathering molds of your teeth, the team sends your information off to the dental lab for the fabrication of your crown or bridge. Arizona Advanced Dental proudly offers porcelain, gold, zirconia, and tooth-colored crowns, giving you options for your personalized dental restoration.
Within a few weeks, your dental appliance arrives in the clinic, and you can come back in to have it bonded into place.
While Dr. Clifford and Dr. Cutler make every effort to ensure your crown or bridge is entirely comfortable after bonding, sometimes you get home and realize there are parts that feel high or stick out. If this happens, you may need to come back to Arizona Advanced Dental for a follow-up visit to have any essential adjustments made.
Are crowns and bridges permanent?
With good oral hygiene, your crown or bridge from Arizona Advanced Dental can last a lifetime. If you crack or fracture your dental appliance, or have a buildup of decay underneath it, you may need to have a replacement crown or bridge made in the future.
Book your crown and bridge evaluation at Arizona Advanced Dental directly through the website. You can also call the clinic to book your exam over the phone.
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