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Crowns And Bridges

At Fenton Family Dentistry in Fenton, MO

Patients with missing teeth can benefit from crowns or bridges. These dental prosthetics can permanently fix cosmetic or structural concerns with your teeth. We believe every patient and every smile is unique, which is why we use cutting-edge technology to fabricate your custom crowns and bridges quickly and efficiently.

What is the Difference Between a Crown and Bridge?

We give patients crowns to protect, strengthen, and improve the appearance of a tooth. Crowns are also used in conjunction with dental implant procedures to improve functionality. When creating your crowns, we color-match them to blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth using materials such as:

  • Porcelain
  • Zirconia
  • Acrylic
  • Gold

Bridges can protect issues from gaps in your mouth due to missing teeth by “bridging” the space. We will also color-match your bridge as we make it for a natural appearance. Bridges are available in porcelain or ceramic material.

What to Expect

Fenton Family Dentistry uses a CEREC® machine to 3D scan, design, mill, and glaze your custom crowns and bridges. Here is what you can expect during your treatment.

We will begin with a consultation appointment, where you can let our dental staff know about your concerns, objections, and opinions. Use this time to ask all the questions you want to be answered!

During the treatment, we will resize your tooth so the crown or bridge can properly fit on top.

Next, we will take a digital impression of the area to design your new dental prosthetic.

After color-matching your bridge or crown, we will bond it in place.

Taking Care of Your Crown and Bridge

Your dental crown or bridge should last for many years! To ensure this, you’ll want to practice good oral hygiene and care for them as if they were your natural teeth. Here are some of the best practices for you to follow:

  • Schedule regular check-ups and professional cleanings
  • Avoid biting down on hard foods or objects

Want to Learn More About Crowns and Bridges in Fenton, MO?

Fenton Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping you make the best decisions about your oral health. If you’re interested in learning more about getting crowns or bridges, contact us today. Dr. Nieva and her team want to provide every patient with exceptional service and care!