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Crowns and Bridges Specialist located in Tempe, AZ

If you have damaged, decaying, or missing teeth, crowns and bridges can provide the restoration you need. At 1st American Dental in Tempe, Arizona, Brannon Reed, DDS, and his team have the expertise and experience to help your oral health regain its proper function and appearance. To make an appointment, call the office or schedule one online today.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are durable prosthetic devices that improve both the function and appearance of your teeth. 

A crown is a synthetic cap that sits on top of your damaged or decaying tooth, mimicking the shape of your original tooth. It also looks just like your other natural teeth.

A bridge replaces your missing tooth. It fills the gap in your smile and can also reduce your risk of future issues, such as gum recession and bone loss.

When are crowns and bridges necessary?

Crowns and bridges can correct many problems by:

  • Protecting a weak tooth
  • Replacing a damaged tooth
  • Covering a discolored or stained tooth
  • Giving a poorly shaped tooth a new look
  • Repairing a cracked tooth
  • Protecting a tooth after a root canal
  • Straightening the alignment of your teeth

Your dentist assesses the condition of your oral health and provides the right treatment options for you. 

What is the process for getting crowns and bridges?

Your provider first takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to a lab to create your crown or bridge. You wear a temporary one until your permanent device is ready.

At your second appointment, your provider permanently places your crown or bridge with dental cement. This process can usually occur in one visit, but it may require one more appointment to complete the procedure.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

Crowns and bridges can last up to 10 years, and in some cases, even longer. The experts at 1st American Dental recommend staying on top of your oral hygiene, which includes:

  • Brushing your teeth at least two times a day
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Using an antiseptic mouth rinse once a day
  • Protecting your teeth with a mouthguard if you play sports or grind your teeth
  • Avoiding habits like biting your nails or tearing packages open with your teeth

You should also maintain your regularly scheduled appointments at 1st American Dental for professional teeth cleaning, X-rays, and exams.

Crowns and bridges are made of the most durable and aesthetic materials, so they last a long time and easily blend in with your smile.

To schedule a crowns and bridges consultation, call 1st American Dental or book your appointment online today.

1st American Dental
✆ Phone (appointments): 480-687-2266
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 480-687-2266
Address: 55 E Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282