Having missing or broken teeth affects your confidence. It can also make eating difficult and impact your speech. We are here to help. At Artistic Dentistry, we can replace or set dental crowns that match your natural teeth. Once you set an appointment, you'll receive a consultation and an individualized treatment plan that's best for you. Let us help get your smile back. Call us today at 907-344-1990!
Dental crowns are a long-term solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, disease, decay, or wear. A crown is used to add support to misshapen, decayed or badly broken teeth. We use the latest technology to ensure that these restorations look and feel like your natural teeth, while providing a functional bite.
We have numerous options to create a crown that is right for you. At your first visit, we will remove decay, shape the tooth and place a temporary crown. At your subsequent visit, we will fit and adjust the final crown before permanently cementing it into place.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth by creating a "bridge" to span the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. A bridge is made up of crowns which are placed over the anchoring teeth on each side of the gap and an additional crown(s) replacing the missing tooth/teeth. It is a single unit. At your initial visit, Dr. Wasselle will prepare the anchoring teeth for crowns and take an impression so our lab can make a bridge that fits perfectly. During the time while your customized bridge is being made, you will have a temporary bridge to protect your teeth and gums. At your final visit, your bridge will be permanently cemented into place.
You will feel the benefits of not only a restored smile but also you will regain the ability to properly chew. The bridge will also keep your other teeth in place. Teeth near a missing tooth may drift out of position and opposing teeth may super-erupt causing further dental problems. Your new bridge will prevent these issues.
When your treatment plan calls for a bridge, our dental team is ready to take you through the entire process. A custom bridge is a permanent solution that can replace missing teeth.