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Crowns & Bridges

General Dentistry & Emergency Dentists located in Graham, WA
Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges services offered in Graham, WA

Crowns and bridges are custom devices that can restore your smile and let you eat and speak with ease. Skilled dentist Seung Jae (David) Joung, DMD, carefully designs your custom crown or bridge before placing it at Frontier Family Dental in Graham, Washington. Call Frontier Family Dental to schedule your restoration consultation or book an appointment online today.

What are crowns?

Dental crowns are caps for damaged, weak, or unattractive teeth. They can also sit atop dental implants to replace singular teeth in their entirety. 

Crowns can make your teeth look their best while preventing additional damage to the underlying tooth. You might need a crown for a:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Chipped tooth
  • Tooth with a large filling
  • Misshapen tooth
  • Deeply discolored tooth
  • Tooth supporting a bridge

When you get a crown from Frontier Family Dental, your dentist makes sure the crown looks nearly indistinguishable from your natural teeth in shape, size, and color. It also fits nicely into your bite. You can choose the material for your crown from a range of options, including tooth-colored materials like porcelain and non tooth-colored materials like gold or metal alloys.

What are bridges?

Bridges are dental restorations that rely on one or two crowns to anchor themselves in place. Between the crowns (or on the side) is a pontic tooth, which replaces a tooth that is missing. 

While bridges aren’t the only option to replace missing teeth, they have many benefits. They prevent your other teeth from shifting into the gap, maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite. 

Just like crowns, bridges themselves are custom made according to your specifications. You can choose their material, and your dentist makes sure the bridge fits into your mouth perfectly and looks natural.

What is the process of getting crowns and bridges?

Getting crowns or bridges at Frontier Family Dental is easier than ever before. Your dentist takes digital X-rays of your teeth and jaw to reveal any tooth complications you need to address before the treatment. Then, your dentist files down the tooth that will receive the crown before taking impressions either digitally or in the traditional way using a dental putty. 

Your dentist also makes impressions of the corresponding tooth above or below the crowned tooth so they can make sure the crown fits with your bite. They send the impressions to a lab where the crown is made. They give you a temporary crown to wear as you wait for your next visit. 

During a second visit to the office, your dentist places the crown or bridge. They make sure it fits before cementing it in place. After making some final adjustments, you can leave the office with a restored smile. 

Call Frontier Family Dental or schedule an appointment online for custom crowns and bridges today.