Crowns & Bridges
Get The Perfect Fit
Crowns and bridges are two of the most common types of implants available in modern dentistry. Both can be used to help restore healthy smiles, and at Valley Dental, our team is happy to get you the crown or bridge you need to for a confident smile.
Crowns vs. Bridges
A crown is commonly used to cover a single tooth in order to protect it in the future. Each crown only covers one tooth, but some patients may have several individual crowns.
What To Expect When Getting A Crown
When your dental professional installs a crown on your tooth, you will first get an anesthetic. This will help dramatically reduce any pain or discomfort.
Next, your dentist will remove any pulp from the tooth and will clean the cavity thoroughly. This cleaning helps prepare the tooth for the crown.
Dental impressions of your teeth are taken before you get a temporary crown attached to the tooth.
A permanent crown is made to fit your exact tooth. This is installed using a special dental cement that will permanently adhere the crown over your tooth.
How Much Do Crowns Cost?
Dental crowns typically average between $500 to as much as $2500 depending on the application of the tooth and the material it is made of. What the patient pays can vary dramatically depending on insurance coverage. To get a more exacting estimate, please call our office.
A more affordable alternative to a crown is a dental bridge. Dental bridges use your healthy teeth as anchors for porcelain that will support prothetic teeth.
What To Expect When Getting A Bridge
When getting a bridge, your dental professional will first provide you with a local anesthetic to numb any pain or discomfort. Then, they will take impressions of your teeth to map out the placement of the bridge.
You may be given a temporary bridge to wear while your permanent bridge is made.
Once ready, your permanent bridge will be applied to your teeth in a follow-up appointment.
Your dentist will ensure proper fit before you leave the office for a long-lasting, healthy smile.
How Much Do Bridges Cost?
Maintaining A Healthy Smile
Why Do I Need A
Dental Crown or Bridge?
Dental crowns and bridges are often used to provide patients with an affordable alternative to permanent dental implants.
You may be missing a tooth (or teeth) but have healthy teeth on both sides of the troublesome tooth. In this case, a bridge can hold replacement teeth by attaching to the healthy ones.
A crown acts like a protective cap over a single tooth, typically used after a root canal. Generally, patients will receive a temporary crown after a root canal, and will return in a few weeks to have the permanent crown applied. Most modern crowns can last decades and are custom-fit to your tooth.