Damaged teeth or gaps between teeth can impact your appearance, oral health, and self-esteem. With restorative dentistry solutions, like dental crowns, veneers and bridges, there is no reason why you should compromise your smile! At Smile Arizona Dentistry in Scottsdale, we provide all types of dental restorations. We will discuss crowns and bridgework now as a solution to help you improve or regain the smile you deserve.
We have been serving the local communities including Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, Phoenix, and others for over 2 decades. Our lead dentist, Beth Vander Schaaf, D.D.S., is highly knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about restoring lost smiles. Visit us at 7327 E. Thomas Road in Scottsdale, AZ today so we can help you with your needs and options!
One of the primary concerns in getting a replacement “artificial” tooth is will it appear as beautiful as a natural tooth? That’s where you can rely on us! Our dentist, Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf, has years of experience in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures and offers a FULL range of options, including beautiful porcelain and tooth-colored options that are aesthetically pleasing and highly-durable and natural.
At Smile Arizona Dentistry, we have a wide range of crown and bridge options available. The type or variety you should choose depends on a number of factors. Here are all types of dental crowns that we have to offer based on the material they are made of:
A dental crown or bridgework requires generally couple of visits to see us for care. Here are the steps involved in getting a dental crown or bridge:
First, we examine and prepare the tooth that needs a crown or bridge. This involves taking a radiograph (an X-ray) of the affected tooth and smoothing the tooth’s outer portion including removing all decay, so that when the crown or cap is placed, it is beautiful and back to the original size of the tooth and will match any adjacent teeth.
The crown or bridge will fit precisely and properly. Sedatives or local anesthesia is used during the procedure to ensure patient comfort.
After reshaping your tooth, we will make an impression. The impression will be sent to the lab to make the crown or bridge, which may take some time in fabrication. We will provide a temporary crown/bridge to protect your prepared tooth while the permanent one is being made.
We will replace the temporary crown/bridge with the permanent one. Before cementing the permanent crown/bridge, we check to make sure it accurately matches the size, shape, and color of your natural teeth. The permanent crown/bridge is then cemented to your tooth using a biocompatible dental cement.
Aftercare and follow-up visits are required to examine the placement of the crown/bridge and check how your gums are responding to it. We will explain the aftercare for dental crowns and bridges specific to your health which may include recommended a healthy diet and specific home care. This will always include preventive care (routine dental hygiene well-checks 2 to 4 times a year) and always keeping to a 6-month full examination.
Dental crowns and bridges are an ideal solution for the following dental conditions:
Whether you need a crown or bridge depends on your dental problems. Schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf as soon as you experience any of these symptoms:
With no discomfort at all, have your examination with us every 6 months. Dental problems never hurt until they are major events needing often urgent care! One cannot feel gum disease starting or a small decay lesion!
Our dentist Dr. Beth Vander Schaaf. will examine your problems and recommend the best restorative option that can restore your smile and oral health.
Dental crowns made of porcelain, porcelain infused metal, gold, zirconia, and stainless steel and are safe and biocompatible.
On average, a dental crown or bridge can last for 5 to much longer with proper home care AND routine professional care at our office having hygiene well-checks.
The tooth that needs a crown or bridge will be anesthetized and kept numb during the procedure, so that you won’t feel discomfort. Some people may experience minor soreness around the gums or sensitivity with the temporary crown/bridge after the procedure. However, the discomfort is minimal and transient.
A dental crown lasts several years as described above but when a replacement is necessary, it: can become old and cracked or no longer aesthetic (attractive)
You can get a dental bridge after tooth extraction. However, you must wait generally 6 weeks for the final impression after extraction to help stabilize the shape of the gums to receive a dental bridge. In the meantime, you can function with a temporary bridge.
If you live in Scottsdale, or especially surrounding areas, like Mesa, Tempe, and Phoenix, but absolutely anywhere or and want to find out how much it costs for dental crowns and bridges, please call us at 480-994-5225 to schedule a consultation. You can also schedule your appointment online by clicking on the button below