Crowns and Bridges

Crowns are used to protect teeth that are weak from loss of tooth structure due to decay, fractures, discolored teeth, after root canal therapy or cracked teeth. When 50% or more or the tooth is missing a crown is recommended. There are many options when it comes to crowns. you can have a gold crown, porcelain fused to metal, or all porcelain. Our office will recommend the crown that is best for your specific dental need. Usually an all porcelain crown is the crown of choice.

A bridge is a fixture used to replace missing teeth. While removable bridges are available, most bridges are permanent or “fixed.” They can be used to replace one tooth or nearly all the teeth in your mouth, thus having both functional and aesthetic importance. Bridges are also most commonly make of porcelain in our office as well.

Gaps from missing teeth can cause other teeth to shift or move out of their sockets encouraging further tooth loss. Bridges provide an alternative to more expensive dental implants or even dentures. A dentist installs a fixed bridge by first cutting down the adjacent teeth and fitting them with crowns. Temporary crowns will be used until the custom made crown or bridge can be cemented. The space between the crowns is then filled with the appropriate amount of artificial teeth, which are attached to the crowns for support. Correctly cemented fixed bridges are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. These appliances can be very expensive, but dental insurance will often cover a large part of the cost.

All crowns and bridges are fabricated in Utah by only the best labs and lab technicians.

Holt Dental Care

3855 West 7800 South
Suite 250
West Jordan, Utah 84088
Phone: 801.282.5839 Email: info@holtdentalcare.net

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