Dental Crowns and Bridges

Discover the art of smile restoration with our expertly crafted dental crowns and bridges, tailored to meet your unique needs.

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What are Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most reliable and time-tested solutions in restorative dentistry. A dental crown, often referred to as a “cap,” is a custom-made covering that fits over a damaged or decayed tooth, restoring its original shape, size, and function. It not only strengthens the tooth but also enhances its appearance, alignment, and overall dental health. A dental bridge, on the other hand, is designed to fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth. It comprises two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap, anchoring a false tooth or teeth in between. These false teeth, known as pontics, can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials.

Both crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices, meaning they are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and can only be removed by a dentist. While crowns are used to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or an implant, bridges are employed to fill spaces where teeth once were, ensuring that the surrounding teeth remain in their correct position. Together, they offer a comprehensive solution to various dental issues, from damaged teeth to gaps in one’s smile, ensuring that individuals can chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

Porcelain vs. Metal: Lifespan of Crowns and Bridges at Thomas Dentistry

At Thomas Dentistry, we prioritize both the aesthetic appeal and longevity of our dental solutions. Porcelain crowns and bridges are often favored for their natural appearance, seamlessly blending with the rest of your teeth. Typically, with proper care, porcelain crowns and bridges can last between 10 to 15 years. Factors such as oral hygiene, dietary habits, and regular dental check-ups play a significant role in determining their lifespan.

On the other hand, metal crowns and bridges, made from materials like gold or base metal alloys, are known for their exceptional durability. While they might not offer the same aesthetic appeal as porcelain, they can often last upwards of 20 years or more. Their resilience especially stands out in areas of the mouth that undergo significant chewing pressure. At Thomas Dentistry, we’re dedicated to guiding our patients through these choices, ensuring they receive the best fit for their unique needs and preferences.

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How many appointments are needed to get a crown or bridge?

Embarking on the path to a restored smile with a crown or bridge at Thomas Dentistry is a streamlined process, designed with our patients’ convenience and well-being in mind. Typically, the journey involves two main appointments. During the first visit, our skilled dentists prepare the affected tooth or teeth, take precise impressions, and place a temporary crown or bridge. This ensures that the teeth are protected and functional while the permanent fixture is being crafted in a dental lab to our exact specifications.

The second appointment, usually a few weeks later, is when the magic truly happens. Your custom-made crown or bridge is ready to be placed. Our team will remove the temporary fixture, ensure the new crown or bridge fits perfectly, and then securely bond it in place. With the meticulous care and expertise of our Thomas Dentistry professionals, these two appointments can transform your dental health and aesthetics, giving you a reason to smile with confidence.

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Reaping the Benefits of Crowns and Bridges at Thomas Dentistry

At Thomas Dentistry, we believe in the power of restorative dental treatments. Crowns and bridges, two of our cornerstone services, offer a myriad of benefits to our valued patients. These restorative treatments not only rejuvenate the aesthetics of one’s smile but also ensure the functional integrity of the teeth. By choosing our expertly crafted crowns and bridges, you’re investing in a harmonious blend of functionality and aesthetics, ensuring you can smile, speak, and eat with renewed confidence. Here are some of the key benefits of Crowns and Bridges.

  • Restorative Excellence: They restore the shape, size, and function of damaged or missing teeth.
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Crafted to match the natural color and shape of your teeth, they seamlessly blend in, offering a natural look.
  • Durability: Made from high-quality materials, they are designed to last for many years with proper care.
  • Improved Functionality: They restore the ability to chew and speak properly, ensuring overall oral health.
  • Protection: Crowns shield weakened or damaged teeth from further harm, while bridges prevent adjacent teeth from shifting.
  • Boosted Confidence: With a restored smile, patients often experience a significant boost in self-esteem and confidence.
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The Advantages of Dental Crowns and Bridges at Thomas Dentistry

In the world of dentistry, maintaining a radiant smile is more than just a cosmetic desire; it’s a testament to one’s overall health and well-being. At Thomas Dentistry, we often encounter patients seeking solutions for damaged, decayed, or missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges emerge as two of the most effective treatments in such scenarios. Crowns, tailored to fit over a compromised tooth, not only restore its form and function but also offer protection against further damage. Bridges, adeptly filling the void left by absent teeth, ensure that the harmony and function of your dental arch remain uncompromised.

Choosing to invest in dental crowns and bridges is a decision rooted in both aesthetics and functionality. Beyond the evident cosmetic enhancement, these treatments play a pivotal role in preserving oral health, preventing potential issues like misalignment of surrounding teeth, bite problems, and even jawbone erosion. With Thomas Dentistry, you’re choosing a lifetime of confident smiles and optimal oral health.

Meet Dr. Thomas

15+ years of Experience in General & Family Dentistry

Dr. Troy Thomas opened Thomas Dentistry 15 years ago in Kirkland and provides each patient with individual care and attention, making certain they receive the highest quality of dentistry he has to offer. Dr. Thomas enjoys meeting with his patients each day and regards them as extended family members, doing his best to ensure they are as comfortable as possible. His goal as a dentist in Kirkland, WA is to deliver quality comprehensive dental care to patients in a welcoming and enjoyable environment. During his spare time, Dr. Thomas enjoys golf, traveling, hiking, and fishing.

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Yes, our primary goal at Thomas Dentistry is to ensure that your crowns and bridges blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, providing both functionality and a natural appearance.

While crowns and bridges are durable, it’s essential to maintain good oral hygiene. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups at our clinics will ensure the longevity of your treatment.

At Thomas Dentistry, patient comfort is our priority. While some discomfort is natural, we take all necessary steps, including local anesthesia, to ensure the procedure is as pain-free as possible.

The cost can vary based on the material chosen and the complexity of the procedure. We recommend scheduling a consultation at our clinic for a detailed estimate tailored to your specific needs.

Absolutely! At Thomas Dentistry, we use high-quality materials like porcelain and ceramic for crowns and bridges, ensuring both safety and longevity for our patients.

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  • 12910 Totem Lake Blvd. NE, Suite 105, Kirkland, WA 98034
  • 425-821-2526
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  • 2955 80th Ave SE, Suite 105, Mercer Island, WA 98040
  • 206-230-6632
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  • 4526 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • 206-523-8094
Kirkland (Totem Lake)