Attractive, Reliable Dental Crowns & Bridges in Edmond, OK
Dental crowns and bridges are some of the most common dental restorations that our patients find themselves in need of here at the office of Dr. John Polkinghorne, and you can rest assured that our team will handle their creation as precisely as possible to ensure high-quality, dependable results. If you’re in need of an appointment, please contact us in Edmond, OK today! We’re proud to serve patients from Oklahoma City, OK and other surrounding areas as well.
A dental crown is designed to cover the entire surface of a single natural tooth, rebuilding its original shape and size while protecting what remains underneath. There are several types of materials available for dental crowns, but Dr. John prefers to use all-ceramic E-max for its superior aesthetic quality and long-lasting durability. You may require this restorative solution for a variety of reasons, including:
- If you have a tooth that’s fractured/broken.
- If you have tooth decay that’s too severe for a regular filling.
- If you have a filling that’s damaged or too large to support the tooth properly.
- If your tooth has been treated with root canal therapy and requires a restoration.
- If your tooth has a significant aesthetic flaw.
Typically, having a new dental crown created and placed will require two appointments. During the first visit here in Edmond, we’ll capture highly accurate digital impressions and place a temporary crown so that the tooth is well-protected in the interim. Your results and our design will then be sent to a trusted dental laboratory for creation. Once we receive the finished permanent crown, you’ll be invited back so that Dr. John can make any necessary adjustments and securely cement it in place within your smile.
If you’ve lost one or more consecutive teeth, a dental bridge is a fixed (non-removable) appliance that can replace them. The placement of a new bridge can provide patients with many valuable benefits, including the following:
- Your facial shape will be better maintained.
- Remaining teeth will not be able to shift out of position.
- Your chewing and speaking abilities will be restored.
Like dental crowns, the process of having a new dental bridge designed and placed will typically require two appointments. During the first appointment, two adjacent teeth will be prepared and dental crowns will be designed to place over them. These crowns serve as “anchors” that will hold the new bridge in place. We will also capture impressions and place a temporary bridge. Then, once we’ve received the permanent restoration from the dental lab, Dr. John will carefully check and adjust your new bridge as needed before cementing it within the mouth.