A crown (cap) is a restoration that is placed on teeth that have lost a lot of their structure. There are various types of crowns, ranging from full porcelain to full metal. Dr Chepyala will explain the advantages and disadvantages of each kind for you.
The process of making a crown includes a number of steps, beginning with preparing and taking impressions of the tooth/teeth involved. A temporary crown or bridge is then placed on your teeth. Meanwhile, the impressions are sent to the lab where a mold of the teeth is poured and the work begins. The completed work is sent back to the office; after inspection and any necessary adjustments, it is cemented onto your teeth.
A dental bridge is a dental device that is attached in your mouth to a dental crown on each side. This “bridge” fills in the gap between the two crowns, and gives the appearance of there being natural teeth.
If you choose to get a dental bridge, our skilled and caring staff will attach it to the teeth on each side of the missing tooth/teeth using dental crowns. The bridge itself can be made with a combination of different materials including gold, alloys, and especially porcelain for its natural looking appearance.
Investing In Your Smile
Dental care may not be something that fits easily into every person’s budget. This is not an area, though, where you want to skimp. When restoration is needed, you want to know that you can rely on the work performed for many years. Crowns and bridges must be properly made with excellent materials in order to withstand the force of biting and chewing. The cost of a dental crown may be as little as $700, while bridgework tends to run about $1700 or more.
At Gentle Touch Dentistry, we pride ourselves on offering outstanding dental care at competitive prices. Restorations are made with high noble metals known for their long lasting strength, making them the most cost- effective option. Additionally, the use of high noble metals is beneficial to teeth and gums.
When facing dental repairs, remember that you are making an investment into the health and appearance of your smile. We are happy to discuss with you our options for flexible payments.
Enjoy your healthiest, happiest smile. Call Gentle Touch Dentistry to schedule your appointment with our friendly staff.
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