Restore Your Smile with Dental Crowns & Bridges in Salem, OR
Few services can match the versatility of dental crowns and bridges in Salem, OR. These can help you:Dr. Afshar Talks about Crowns and Bridges Read Transcript
Naturally, our teeth have a certain way that the cusps of our posterior teeth and how they're designed generally, naturally, whether there's a cusp that's pushing your food towards your cheek-side, there's a cusp pushing your food towards the mouth-side, the tongue-side, and there's a general mastication and enveloping motion. Over time, sometimes this will wear because of how you bite. Sometimes it'll wear because of decay or because of acid reflux and whatnot, and it's important to rebuild that into your natural function with our crowns and our bridges and replacing spaces with the bridges so that we can have our natural bite and our natural chewing.
If there's a cracked tooth, for instance, it's a good idea to put a crown over it because, well, it's kind of like riding your bike. You're not going to ride your bike without a helmet, so the crown itself is actually kind of like a shock absorbing helmet over the tooth so that you're no longer pushing against that crack, so that it kind of protects it. Here, we use mostly zirconia crowns that have really white porcelain. Actually, they're very lifelike now. They're very natural looking. We do that because, one, it's the best cosmetic aesthetic result; and two, the zirconia is a very hard material that is compatible with your natural enamel.
- Have a natural-looking smile
- Replace missing teeth
- Rebuild damaged teeth
- Eat the foods you love
- Regain confidence in your smile
Crowns and bridges have made big differences in the lives of our patients in and around Salem. To find out which service is right for you, call (503) 837-2718 to make an appointment at Oregon Smile Care Center today!
Strengthen Your Teeth & Boost Your Oral Health
Crowns can be used for restorative reasons or for cosmetic reasons. Crowns can correct a number of dental problems. This includes broken teeth, decayed teeth, discolored teeth, cracked teeth, infected teeth, misshapen teeth, short or undersized teeth, and worn-down teeth. A crown can improve your smile and let you bite and chew as well as you could with a healthy tooth. The dental crown procedure is pretty straightforward. Your tooth is reshaped so it can support your restoration. Then your crown is bonded in place, and you get back the function and appearance of a real tooth. We offer a variety of crown options at our office:
- Modern e.max crowns are used because of their aesthetics and their durability.
- Porcelain crowns have been used for decades because of how closely they resemble natural teeth.
- All-ceramic crowns are an excellent option for anyone with a metal allergy.
- Zirconia crowns are valued because of their sturdiness.
Crowns also can be part of a tooth replacement. A dental implant can take the place of the root of your missing tooth and keep your crown secure on top.
Replace What’s Missing with a New Bridge
If you are missing one or more teeth, you can fill the gap in your smile with a bridge. By combining crowns, we can build a bridge that will let you eat, speak, and smile naturally once again. Lost teeth can affect your bite and your oral and overall health, as well as your self-confidence. Leaving that empty space raises your risk of more tooth loss, too. Since bridges are made with the same materials as our crowns, you can count on the same cosmetic and restorative benefits. You also have the option of a traditional bridge or an implant-supported bridge. Traditional bridges are supported by the teeth nearest to the gap in your smile. These teeth are reshaped as they would be for a crown. This provides the support for the bridge. With an implant-supported bridge, implants are placed in your jaw. The implants hold your bridge in position. By getting implants, you also don’t have to do anything to otherwise healthy teeth. If you ever need dental crowns and bridges in Salem, OR, we are more than ready to help repair your smile and restore the full use of your teeth. Just call (503) 837-2718 to schedule your appointment at Oregon Smile Care Center.