Crowns and Bridges services offered in Ontario, OR
Dental crowns and bridges are versatile treatments that can address a wide range of dental issues. Residents in and around Ontario, Oregon, rely on Ben Peterson, DDS, and the team at High Desert Dental for top-quality crowns and bridges that will restore and beautify their smiles. Call or click online today to set up your own personalized consultation.
Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a restorative treatment that can serve many different functions. Among the most common dental restorations, crowns are versatile, durable, and attractive.
Some of the purposes a dental crown might serve for you include:
- Protecting a severely decayed tooth
- Supporting a tooth that is cracked or chipped
- Covering a worn down tooth
- Improving the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth
- Completing a dental implant
- Protecting a tooth treated with a root canal
- Anchoring a dental bridge
Advancements in dental technology have made dental crowns an affordable and natural looking treatment that serves both restorative and cosmetic functions.
What is the process for getting a dental crown?
The process begins with X-rays or other imaging to learn more about the size, placement, and overall condition of your teeth and bone tissue. If you have dental decay or active gum disease, those issues may need to be addressed prior to placing a dental crown.
On the day of your visit, you’ll receive an injection of numbing medication to help you rest comfortably during your treatment. Dr. Peterson removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the new crown.
A set of impressions are made to guide the fabrication of your custom dental crown. A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth until your permanent crown arrives. You’ll return to have the crown checked for fit and appearance before it’s cemented into place, completing the restoration.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is an affixed device that replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges, also referred to as bridgework, consist of one or more false teeth anchored into place by a dental crown on each side.
Today’s bridges offer a durable, affordable, and attractive means of replacing lost teeth. Once your bridge is complete, Dr. Peterson checks it during each subsequent dental exam to ensure it is functioning as intended. You can preserve your bridge by avoiding biting down on hard foods or objects and performing thorough dental hygiene to prevent decay in the teeth with crowns.
To learn more, schedule a visit online using the easy booking page, or call to check appointment availability.