Dental Crowns and Bridges in Scottsdale, AZ
Do you find yourself constantly hiding your smile from view because of teeth that are broken, decayed, or worn down? In these cases, custom dental restorations from Dr. Alex Martin might be the solution to regaining both your oral health and your sense of self-confidence. Patients from Fountain Hills, AZ and surrounding areas can pursue a metal-free dental crown and/or bridge at our practice for beautiful, revitalizing results that feel great. Contact our Scottsdale, AZ office today if you have any questions for our team, or if you’d like to schedule your first appointment.
Dental crowns are designed to “cap” an individual tooth, protecting its remaining natural structure and restoring its shape, strength, and function. Dental crowns can be helpful in a variety of circumstances, including the following:
- When a tooth is badly decayed to the point that a filling is no longer effective
- When a tooth has been injured and is in need of additional support
- When a tooth is weakened to the point that its risks of fracturing are elevated
- When a dental implant is in need of restorations
- When a tooth treated with root canal therapy is in need of restoration
- When a tooth is in need of cosmetic improvement
Our team specializes in providing high-quality, metal-free dental crowns and other restorations for patients who are interested in an aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting treatment solution. Typically, this process will take two to three appointments. Once the permanent crown is placed, patients can treat it just like they would a natural tooth, brushing and flossing daily and visiting our practice for routine check-ups and cleanings.
If you’ve lost one or more teeth in a row along a single arch of your smile, a dental bridge could be the ideal solution for filling the gaps effectively and beautifully. Unlike traditional dentures, bridges are anchored permanently in place with the help of two abutment crowns that are attached to neighboring healthy teeth as “anchors.” This gives patients a solid, sturdy fit that functions properly without any embarrassing looseness. Having a custom dental bridge created and placed at our practice typically requires two to three appointments, and if cared for properly, they can last up to 10 years or longer. Implant-retained bridges and dentures are also available for patients who don’t have any nearby healthy teeth for anchoring. Dr. Martin looks forward to helping you smile brighter!