Dental Crowns and Bridges
At Taylor Brook Dental Associates, we understand the importance of restoring lost and damaged teeth. With our crowns and bridges, you can smile proudly and confidently, knowing your teeth are restored to their original condition.
Fix Your Smile With Dental Crowns & Bridges in Auburn, ME
If you have chipped teeth, cracked teeth, or broken teeth, we can make your smile whole and fully functional again with dental bridges and crowns in Auburn, ME. At Taylor Brook Dental Associates, our dentist and dental team are skilled in these restorative treatments and have the artistic eye to provide esthetically attractive outcomes while returning function to your tooth. Your new restoration, made from porcelain or ceramic materials, will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and be strong enough to bite and chew foods comfortably again.
Dental crowns are fixed “caps” that cover your teeth to restore strength and beauty. We generally recommend crowns when a tooth is too damaged or decayed to be treated with bonding or composite fillings. Similarly, we can use a dental crown to preserve a tooth after root canal therapy or to restore a permanent dental implant.
If you’ve lost a tooth but aren’t ready to commit to a dental implant, a dental bridge is your next best option. Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns that span the gap left after a tooth is lost or extracted. To ensure a comfortable and seamless fit, we take impressions of the area. These will be used by experienced technicians at our partner dental lab who will handcraft your restoration.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns are used when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, during root canal therapy, or for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns have many applications. The first is to be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure, which restores the damaged tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth; these implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone and serve as the root for the tooth. This procedure keeps the crown steady and secure.
Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are commonly used when a patient has lost one or more teeth. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or by using permanently installed precision metal mechanisms. We custom-design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.
How do temporary dental crowns work?
There are a few steps your dentists will follow in putting on a dental crown. Crowns typically begin with taking an impression of your upper and lower dental arches to create a replica of your teeth so a permanent crown will fit securely on the base of the tooth being crowned without letting any bacteria enter underneath the tooth structure.
Most dentists take this impression and send it off to a dental laboratory for the permanent dental crown to be built. To get the impression correct for the permanent dental crown, they must shape the tooth base below it, which could leave your tooth vulnerable in the short period between the impression being made and the permanent dental crown being delivered. Temporary dental crowns are used to ensure your tooth is protected during this period.
How much do crowns and bridges cost in Auburn, ME?
We offer competitive pricing for dental crowns and bridges in Auburn, ME, and conveniently partner with multiple leading insurance providers. The unique cost of your dental crown or bridge will depend on a few factors, including the number of teeth treated and the material you choose. We’ll break this down during a personalized consultation and can even discuss dental financing options for comfortable monthly payments. Don’t compromise your health for the sake of your budget. Receive custom crowns and bridges from our seasoned dental team in Auburn, ME, and restore your oral health, attractive look, and dental function!
If you have more questions about dental crowns and bridges, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.