Crowns & Bridges
Living with a missing tooth or a broken tooth presents many daily challenges. Eating and chewing may be difficult and you might find yourself hiding your smile if you’re embarrassed about damaged teeth or lost teeth.
Here at Bagley Family Dental, we offer simple solutions you can trust to restore your teeth and have you smiling your best smile again.
Tooth Crowns in Greeley Restore Broken Teeth
A dental crown is an excellent solution for a decayed, fractured, or broken tooth that cannot be repaired with a filling. A crown is a dental restoration that fits over your remaining tooth to replace its entire structure and protect your natural root and remaining tooth structure.
Dr. Bagley may recommend a tooth crown in these situations:
- To restore a cracked or broken tooth
- For replacing a large old filling or crown
- To strengthen a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- To restore a severely decayed tooth
Most crowns are made of ceramic porcelain for aesthetic purposes. In some circumstances, porcelain fused to metal crowns are used for teeth that take the brunt of your chewing force. Gold may also be used for molars as it provides excellent strength and durability for chewing. We discuss these options with you to decide what dental crowns are best for your individual situation.
Dental Bridges in Greeley Replace Missing Teeth
A dental bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. Using tooth crowns as anchors to healthy teeth, a bridge fills in the open space with artificial teeth in between. Dental bridges remain in your mouth and they are not removable like dentures or other options.
Bridges are also made of porcelain that is customized to match your smile for the best aesthetics.
Tooth implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge to provide more support and security for your bone.
Getting Your Tooth Crown or Dental Bridge
The processes of completing a dental crown or dental bridge are very similar. Both require two appointments with your Greeley dentist.
During your first visit, Dr. Bagley prepares your tooth for its new restoration and takes impressions for our dental lab to make your permanent dental crown or permanent dental bridge. He will also create a temporary crown or bridge for you to wear in the interim.
It typically takes the dental lab two to three weeks to finish your tooth crown or dental bridge. When it’s ready, you’ll return to our dental office to have it permanently placed. At this appointment, we’ll make any adjustments necessary to ensure that your bite is comfortable and functioning correctly.
Our Greeley dentist, Dr. Bagley, performs all aspects of the procedure himself to ensure that his high standard for quality is met with every patient. He also uses only the best local dental labs to ensure that you will receive a durable and beautiful restoration you can be proud of.
Repairing a damaged tooth or replacing a missing tooth is important. Living with missing teeth or teeth that are not able to function properly can affect not only your dental health but also your overall health and well-being.
Contact Bagley Family Dental today at (970) 353-5664 for more information on how tooth crowns or dental bridges can restore your smile.