Crowns & Bridges in Broomfield, CO
While prevention is our focus at Peak Dental Health, Dr. Nelson is also prepared to help when things go wrong. Living with a tooth that is failing impacts the foods you can eat comfortably and can affect your interactions with other people. We provide solutions for teeth that are missing, compromised, or damaged by decay with attractive and durable porcelain crowns and dental bridges.
When Do I Need a Dental Crown?
If you have a tooth that is decayed or fractured, your Broomfield dentist may recommend a dental crown to restore your tooth to health, provide function, and maintain the aesthetics of your smile.
A crown is designed to fit over your tooth like a “cap” and protect the remaining structure and your root by completely replacing your tooth. Dr. Nelson utilizes high-quality ceramic porcelain that is durable and can be customized to match your surrounding teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.
Crowns can be used to repair damage, enhance aesthetics, or both. Situations in which Dr. Nelson might recommend a crown are:
- For a tooth damaged or decayed beyond the scope of what a dental filling can repair
- To replace an old crown or filling that is large and covers more than half of the tooth
- To strengthen a tooth after root canal therapy
- As a restoration for a single tooth replacement with a dental implant
Replace One or More Missing Teeth With a Fixed Dental Bridge
A fixed dental bridge replaces one or multiple adjacent missing teeth with a prosthetic attached to two dental crowns as anchors on either side. Dental implants can also be used as anchors for bridges to provide additional support. Your bridge is customized to blend with your smile, so it restores both function and aesthetics.
The benefits of choosing a dental bridge to restore your smile are:
- A bridge is a fixed, long-lasting restoration that can be a better solution than a removable appliance for some patients
- A bridge prevents neighboring teeth from shifting
- A bridge returns the beauty and aesthetics to your smile
The process for completing both crowns and bridges is similar. Dr. Nelson will prepare the teeth being restored and create a temporary restoration for you to wear while your final crown or bridge is crafted at a dental laboratory. In about two weeks, you will return to have your crown or bridge permanently placed and adjusted to ensure proper bite function.
Contact Peak Dental Health to Learn More
If you would like more information about your options for restoring or replacing teeth, Dr. Nelson is happy to discuss your goals for your oral health during a commitment-free consultation.
Contact Peak Dental Health in Broomfield, CO today to schedule your appointment.