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Dental Crowns & Bridges - Northgate, WA

Rebuild Your Smile, Protect Your Oral Health

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Damaged teeth are at far higher risk of causing oral health problems and costing you more money later. Whether your tooth is damaged or completely missing, it’s not worth it to settle for an incomplete smile not just for your looks, but for your mouth’s overall health as well. If your teeth are damaged due to decay or trauma, dental crowns and bridges can restore it for many years to come. With help from your dentist in Northgate, it’s easy to keep your teeth protected from bacteria and keeping your bite even. If your tooth is damaged or you’re ready to replace missing teeth, contact us today to schedule a consultation!

What Problems Can Dental Crowns and Bridges Solve?

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Dental crowns are one of the most common restorations provided by dentists. Their versatility allows us to fix many oral issues, including but not limited to:

  • Advanced decay that cannot be repaired with a filling
  • Protecting teeth severely worn down from teeth grinding
  • Covering severely misshapen or discolored teeth
  • Protection of a natural tooth after a root canal is performed
  • Replacing multiple consecutive teeth to prevent neighboring teeth from shifting

Whatever your dental issue is, dental crowns are a fantastic way to solve it while still protecting your natural teeth. If your dentist has the option to save teeth and not extract them, they’ll do everything they can to make that a reality with crowns and bridges.

What Materials are Used for Dental Crowns and Bridges?

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There are many types of materials used for our restorations depending on your needs. For example, the strongest crowns tend to use alloys that contain a large amount of gold, platinum or base-alloys. These materials are capable of withstanding constant biting and chewing forces and can last for many years.

Alternatively, you can take advantage of all-ceramic or all-porcelain crowns to help your smile keep a more natural appearance. These are more ideal for crowns covering teeth in your smile and for those with allergies to certain metals. Thanks to advancements in dental ceramics, porcelain crowns are more durable than ever before, causing many people to make the switch to tooth-colored restorations entirely.

How are Dental Crowns and Bridges Made?

After the dentist determines a dental crown or bridge is right for you, they’ll prepare your teeth for placement. Both dental crowns and bridges involve removing a small amount of tooth so they can be fitted on top, creating a seal between your natural teeth and your mouth. After prepping, they’ll capture impressions and send them to a dental lab for them to be created. During this time you’ll wear a temporary crown to protect your mouth and once completed, you’ll come back for a second appointment to have it placed. This appointment will be dedicated to ensuring that your restoration fits exactly as intended.