Crowns & Bridges
How do crowns and bridges work together?
Put damaged, missing teeth behind you and look forward to a beautiful, confident smile. Crowns and bridges work together to replace multiple missing teeth. Crowns serve as anchors for the bridge, allowing us to seamlessly restore multiple teeth at once. Plus, we offer same-day dentistry with CEREC technology, so you can get your restoration crafted in-house without long waiting periods.
Crowns Vs. Bridges
The Crown & Bridge Treatment Process
First, your dentist will prep the teeth that will support the bridge. Our team will carefully reshape and contour the teeth to make room for your custom-crafted crowns. These crowns anchor the bridge in place so they are strong, durable, and long-lasting.
Taking a global care approach, we take digital models of your teeth and surrounding tissue using our digital scanner. By taking this approach, we get the utmost precision and accuracy when creating your custom-fit crowns and bridges, allowing for a beautiful, comfortable restoration.
During your final fitting and placement, your dentist will check the fit and color of the permanent crown and bridge to ensure everything looks beautiful and feels comfortable. We will cement the crowns onto the prepared teeth and attach the bridge to the crowns, completing your restoration.
Digital Smile Design Experience
Expect comprehensive, transparent care at every step. Digital Smile Design uses digital technology to plan and design your restoration. This ensures your final result matches your natural smile and accounts for your desired look. By incorporating Digital Smile Design, our team can give you a more personalized, precise treatment outcome!
Crown & Bridge Benefits
Restore Damaged Teeth
Missing or damaged teeth harm your overall oral health. Fortunately, crowns & bridges are a reliable, effective way to restore your health for a thriving smile.
Missing or damaged teeth can stop you from smiling your brightest. With crowns and bridges, your teeth are custom-crafted to look natural and beautiful for a confident, healthy smile.
Maintain Form & Function
Crowns and bridges restore your natural bite, prevent shifting of the adjacent teeth, and retain your remaining teeth structure. This preserves the function, form, and health of your natural smile.
Discover The Difference
Changing Smiles, Changing Lives
Dr. Yousef started with bite therapy and then went into study models, provisional staging, and then finals. The results? A beautiful new smile for this awesome patient!
To restore this patient's smile back to its true form, Dr. Yousef placed several implants. Dr. Yousef then completed mounted models as well as provisional crowns and final crowns.
Crowns and Bridges
Dr. Johnson placed 6 upper anterior crowns, completely restoring this patient's severely decayed and broken smile.
This patient came to Dr. Johnson with an upper partial and a variety of ill fitting and failing crowns. A set of snap-in dentures on the patient's upper arch restored their health to its peak form.
Broken and missing teeth kept this patient from smiling with confidence. Dr. Johnson was able to renew the natural form and function of their smile with a set of snap-in denutres on their upper arch.
Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.Before coming to our office, this patient struggled with failing teeth, recession, and bone loss. With a set of upper and lower snap-in dentures, Dr. Johnson was able to completley restore their smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most crowns and bridges last up to 15 years, and in some cases even longer. However, dental crowns and bridges’ lifespan depends on multiple factors, including the materials and how well you care for them. Our team uses the highest quality materials and technology available, so rest assured your crowns and bridges can last decades with proper oral hygiene habits.
Caring for your dental crown and bridge is the same as your normal oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss regularly, use fluoride toothpaste, wear a night guard if you grind your teeth, and visit South Hills Dental Arts every six months to ensure your teeth and restorations stay healthy. Following healthy oral habits maintains the longevity of your restoration and keeps your smile healthy!