Crowns and Bridges
When you have a broken tooth, you need a quick solution. Broken teeth can be painful and could make it uncomfortable to chew and eat, not to mention affect the appearance of your smile.
Your team at Bright Dental Madison is prepared to help and provide the fast relief you need.
When We Recommend Dental Crowns
A dental filling is an ideal solution for restoring a small cavity or area of tooth decay. However, if your tooth is cracked, broken, or decayed, more than a filling can repair, our dentists will recommend a crown to rebuild and protect your tooth.
A crown fits over your remaining tooth like a helmet, so your natural tooth structure and root are protected. Since your crown is designed exactly like your tooth, you’ll still have all the function you had before and the aesthetics for your smile that you want.
These are some of the situations in which your Madison dentist may recommend a crown:
- For a cracked, fractured, or broken tooth
- For a severely decayed or broken tooth
- To strengthen a tooth that has had root canal treatment
- As a restoration for a dental implant
- To replace a large, old restoration that has broken down
We keep tooth crowns affordable for your budget with reliable pricing, such as $750 for an all-porcelain crown. We're happy to review specific materials and restorations that would be beneficial for you during your evaluation.
Dental Bridges Are Solutions for Missing Teeth
If you’re dealing with a gap in your smile from a lost tooth, a dental bridge in Madison can fill it in. Using artificial teeth attached between two crowns anchored to your healthy teeth, a bridge fills in the gaps left by one or multiple missing adjacent teeth.
We make your bridge out of ceramic porcelain that is designed to blend flawlessly with your smile, so no one will ever know you were missing a tooth.
Flossing around your bridge and keeping your anchor teeth clean is the key to ensuring longevity for your bridge.
Completing a Tooth Crown or Dental Bridge Is a Simple Process
Believe it or not, the treatment for a tooth crown or dental bridge is similar and very straightforward. It will require two visits to your dentist in Madison.
During the first visit, we’ll prepare your tooth for its new restoration, and take impressions of your crown for the dental lab to fabricate it. You will also leave with a temporary crown or bridge to wear in the interim.
It typically takes the lab two to three weeks to finish your new restoration, and once it’s completed, you’ll return to Bright Dental Madison to have your crown or bridge permanently placed. At this time, your dentist will make any adjustments necessary to ensure that your bite is comfortable and functioning correctly.
If you need a broken tooth repaired or a missing tooth replaced, it is important not to delay your treatment, so no further damage occurs to your smile. Contact our Madison, WI dental office for more information on how we can help restore your smile.