Do you have broken or missing teeth? Your smile can be restored easily with dental crowns and bridges – and in most cases, it can be accomplished in just one visit!
We at Bucks County Smiles have more than 75 combined years of experience with crowns and other comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry options. We are well-equipped to handle any case, from single crown placement to full mouth reconstruction, depending on your needs.
If you have a broken tooth that cannot be fixed with a dental filling, the next level of treatment is usually dental crowns or onlays. Also known as “caps,” crowns are placed over weak teeth to restore normal form and function. Onlays are partial crowns that also restore weak teeth while preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible.
You may be a candidate for dental crowns or onlays if you have a tooth that is significantly chipped, cracked, discolored, or weak from excessive wear and tear or decay. Crowns or onlays are also used to replace old, large fillings.
Advanced CEREC® technology allows us to fit, craft, and place your all-ceramic dental crown, inlay, or onlay in one visit, sparing you from impressions, temporaries, and having to wait weeks until your permanent restoration is ready. Our patients love the convenience of CEREC® technology, as well as the high quality of the restorations. Learn more about CEREC®here.
First, you will visit our office to have your tooth prepared. We will take digital impressions of your teeth and gums, which helps the dental laboratory create your custom restoration. Before you leave, you will receive a temporary crown. Within a few weeks, the dental laboratory will have crafted your custom crown, and you will return to our office to have it cemented into place.
Dental bridges are non-removable prostheses that replace missing teeth by using the surrounding teeth as a foundation. We also offer advanced implant-supported bridges that can replace an entire row of teeth with a few anchoring implants.
Traditional dental bridges are often helpful for people who have a missing tooth or teeth and have strong teeth (adjacent to the open space) for support. A dental implant bridge such as All-on-4 can replace an entire arch of missing teeth.
At Bucks County Smiles, we offer a variety of dental bridges and will recommend the best option for your particular situation. Types of bridges include:
As an alternative to dentures, dental bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. They resemble natural teeth in color and translucency and restore normal appearance and function to your smile. Because they are secured and not removable, they basically function just like normal teeth. You don’t have to worry about them sliding around or becoming dislodged while you speak or chew. Additionally, you can brush and floss as you normally would.
We place dental bridges in several steps. First, the teeth on one or both sides of the gap are prepared to receive the dental crowns; this involves removing a small bit of tooth enamel to make room for your crowns.
Once your teeth have been prepared, we take digital impressions of your teeth and send them to the laboratory where your bridge will be created, which takes two to four weeks. In the meantime, we will place a temporary bridge.
When your permanent dental bridge is ready, your temporary bridge is removed, and your permanent bridge is placed. The bridge slips over your teeth on one or both sides of the gap and is cemented into place.
In the case of implant-supported bridges, we will place the dental implants first. After the healing process (a few weeks), your new permanent bridge will be secured.
Call us at (267) 365-3004 to restore your teeth!