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Crowns and Bridges Q&A

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Crowns and Bridges services offered in Mesa AZ

Crowns and bridges can strengthen and improve your smile in many ways. At Arizona Dental Heights, Dr Alok Ahlawat, DMD and his team offer the latest crowns and bridges technology at the Mesa, Arizona, office. If you need a crown or a bridge, schedule an appointment by calling the office or clicking on the online scheduling tool.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are dental crowns?

Dental crowns are whole-tooth restorations for seriously decayed, worn, or damaged teeth. A crown, or cap, fits your whole tooth, down to the gum line. 

Crowns match the color of your natural teeth, and they can effectively restore the size and shape of your original tooth while protecting it from further damage. The most common material for dental crowns is porcelain, which looks very realistic and mimics a natural tooth perfectly. 

What are bridges?

A bridge is a fixed tooth restoration device. If you're missing one, two, or multiple teeth in a row, a bridge can fill in the gap. Bridges include porcelain replacement teeth as well as two crowns. The two crowns fit the natural teeth on either side of the gap. 

Just as with custom crowns, Arizona Dental Heights uses a digital scanning system to create bridges that fit your mouth perfectly. 

When would I need crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are tooth restoration options. Some of the reasons you may need crowns include:

  • Improving a tooth’s shape
  • Restoring a broken tooth
  • Restoring a severely worn tooth
  • Restoring a badly decayed tooth
  • Strengthening a weak tooth
  • Protecting a tooth after a root canal
  • Securing a large filling
  • Capping a dental implant
  • Securing a dental bridge

A custom bridge can improve your chewing, speaking, and appearance as well as preventing your natural teeth from shifting. 

How do I take care of crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are permanent dental fixtures, so there's no need to worry about removing them for cleaning or maintenance. You can take care of your crowns and bridges by brushing and flossing every day. 

If a crown or bridge ever loosens or falls off, call Arizona Dental Heights right away so the team can reattach it safely.

The Arizona Dental Heights specialists examine your whole mouth carefully during every checkup, including checking on your restorations. 

For the best in crowns, bridges, and other forms of dental restorations, contact Arizona Dental Heights by phone or through the online appointment scheduler.