QUEEN CREEK CROWNS & BRIDGES
What Are Crowns & Bridges?
When teeth are severely damaged, repair with conservative treatments like fillings may be ineffective, and tooth loss may seem unavoidable. However, we may be able to preserve the remaining dental structure with an advanced restoration called a dental crown. Viewed from the top, crowns look just like natural teeth, but if you turn them over, you’ll see the inside has been shaped to fit completely over the top of a tooth’s remaining structure. Once cemented in place, dental crowns provide advanced protection and restore lost form and function to the damaged or decayed tooth.
PERMANENT REPLACEMENT TO MISSING TEETH
How Do Crowns & Bridges Work?
A tooth must usually be reduced in size to accommodate a crown. An impression is then made from the existing tooth to create a custom-designed crown. The impression is sent to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-designed crown. In some cases, a temporary crown is applied until the permanent crown is ready. Permanent crowns are cemented in place.
Crowns are sometimes confused with veneers, but they are quite different. Veneers are typically applied only to relatively small areas.
Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. There are several types of fixed dental bridges (cannot be removed), including conventional fixed bridges, cantilever bridges and resin-bonded bridges. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, your dentist can only remove a fixed bridge.
Our Other Services
Frequently Asked Questions
What Our Patients Say
My experience at Alexander Family Dental was excellent! I recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, helpful & friendly staff. I was seen in a timely manner which I definitely appreciated! Dr. Alexander was thorough in her explanation of my treatment and I was very happy with the completed work! No more searching for me….I finally found a dentist that knows what she’s doing & I can trust!!!
I have had Dr Alexander for several years and have followed her to her new location. The place is clean and beautiful. Her staff are great, and very helpful. As far as Dr A there is non better.
I wish there was a way to give 6 stars. I just cannot say enough good things about Dr. Alexander and the staff at the office. They all are so very sweet and knowledgable, my kids from day 1 have never been nervous about going to the dentist and I trust this office 100% with anyone and everyone I send over!
Dr. Alexander and the staff are amazing. We bring our whole family in and everyone in the office is absolutely wonderful. She’s helped me with my Invisalign and has taken care of our kids for the last serval years!
One of the best visits ever! Efficient cleaning with no pain! Fabulous staff that’s so helpful – especially with insurance questions. Highly recommend Dr. Alexander and her office for a great dental experience.