At Desert Mountain Dental, we provide dental crowns and bridges for patients throughout the 85719 area. These procedures are extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged, or has fallen out. Dr. Loveland can complete these procedures in a way that looks natural while resolving oral health issues. This way, a patient can regain the functionality of their tooth without giving the appearance of any dental work. If you live in Tucson, AZ call (520) 324-0100 to schedule your appointment so that you can learn more about dental crowns and dental bridges.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. Dr. Loveland will typically use a crown to restore a damaged tooth, but they can also use it to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can consist of three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal and all-ceramic. The location of the crown in the teeth will determine the best material to use. For example, front teeth need to have an all-ceramic crown, if possible, since it looks the most natural. Patients may often use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a way to replace a missing tooth. At Desert Mountain Dental, we provide clients with dental bridges if they want to replace a tooth without wearing dentures or undergoing surgery. The new tooth is held in place by two crowns. It looks natural and consists of a ceramic or porcelain material to match the surrounding teeth. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Loveland will make sure that the new tooth looks and feels amazing.