Get a restoration that blends in flawlessly with the rest of your smile with a fixed dental bridge or a brand new crown. Our goal is to provide our Phoenix area patients with restorations that perfect your smile.
Your restorations are custom-made to fit your smile beautifully so that you have a crown or bridge that lasts for years. All Dental Depot dentists throughout the Phoenix area take photographs and precise impressions of the treatment site to make sure your new smile matches existing teeth. Your restoration is made with these exact specifications to ensure it fits between existing teeth and the inside of your mouth. This will ensure that your crown or bridge feels natural and function properly. Crowns and bridges can last for many years with proper care.
Dental crowns are fixed, tooth-shaped caps that are fitted over a damaged tooth, restoring its normal appearance and function. A crown is a more extensive restoration than a regular filling. Unlike fillings, crowns cover the whole tooth above the gum line. A crown is permanently cemented to the natural tooth structure to protect what is left of your tooth, preventing further damage and restoring the tooth to its previous size and shape. Crowns can also be used to enhance the beauty of your smile. Some patients with misshapen or damaged teeth may get multiple crowns to reshape their smiles.
Bridges consist of at least two dental crowns and at least one false tooth called a pontic, all forged together as one solid piece. Like crowns, bridges are used to replace teeth but cover more than one missing tooth. If consecutive teeth are missing, a bridge can be used to replace up to three or four teeth. The crowns cemented together in a bridge will be connected to your natural teeth on each side and will fill in the gaps in your smile so you can eat normally and smile confidently.
Since 99% of the population develops at least one cavity in a lifetime, the overwhelming majority of people will require a restoration at some point in their lives. Dental crowns and bridges are custom restorations that increase oral function, restore appearance, and protect damaged or diseased teeth.
Essentially, dental restorations are a damaged tooth’s shield to protect it from further disease or injury and are used to reestablish proper oral function. If teeth are affected by a dental injury or tooth decay, they can often be treated with a simple restoration to prevent further deterioration of tooth structure. Since a tooth cannot regenerate tissue to heal itself like other mineralized structures, restorations are necessary when a tooth develops dental caries or is cracked or chipped.
If a tooth is damaged and remains unprotected, its condition worsens and may impact the innermost and more sensitive structures of the tooth, such as the root, as it becomes exposed to oral debris and bacteria. A damaged tooth may also cause you pain or discomfort or impact the health of neighboring teeth. If a root is exposed to bacteria, a root canal may be the next step to stop the spread of the infection or painful abscess. If the root canal fails or the tooth is too far gone, it will need to be extracted, and tooth replacement options are needed.
If a damaged or a diseased tooth is treated in time, a dental crown can easily prevent the development of an infected root canal or an abscess. Dentists also place crowns and bridges as dental restorations because of their utility and their ability to restore a gorgeous smile.
Our Phoenix area Dental Depot locations offer restorative dentistry to help our patients maintain healthy teeth. Because 99% of the population develops at least one cavity in their lifetime, most people will require restoration at some point in their lives. Dental crowns and bridges are custom restorations that increase oral function, protect damaged or diseased teeth, and restore their appearance. Dental Depot is proud to offer high quality, custom restorations such as our dental crowns and bridges. Our goal is to help each patient achieve optimal oral health.