Crowns and Bridges in Boise, ID
In today’s world, having a beautiful smile you can feel confident about is essential. Missing or damaged teeth make it difficult to eat, chew, and smile with ease.
At our Boise, ID dental office, Dr. Daniel and Dr. Robert offer excellent solutions to repair or replace missing or broken teeth. We also utilize the best dental materials and work with the top laboratories to ensure that you receive tooth restorations that are reliable and complement your smile.
Tooth Crowns in Boise, ID Restore Beauty and Function
A dental crown fits over a damaged or compromised tooth and covers it completely. We make most crowns with ceramic porcelain, which is both durable and aesthetically-pleasing. For molars located in the back of your mouth, our dentists might recommend gold since it’s the most durable material for dental restorations for teeth that take the brunt of your biting force.
Your Boise dentist typically recommends tooth crowns in these situations:
- For a severely cracked or broken tooth
- To restore a single dental implant
- To strengthen a tooth treated with a root canal
- To restore a tooth with a large, old filling that is breaking down
Dental Bridges in Boise, ID Replace Missing Teeth
If you have one or more missing teeth that are adjacent, a dental bridge may be a good solution for your smile. A bridge uses tooth crowns that support one or more artificial teeth in between to restore the gaps in your smile. The crowns attach permanently to healthy teeth as anchors, so your bridge stays securely in place.
A dental bridge can be a good solution to restore missing teeth when tooth implants are not an option.
What Is the Process for Getting a Tooth Crown or Bridge?
Whether your smile requires a tooth crown or bridge, the process for completing your restoration is relatively similar and typically requires two visits.
Dr. Daniel or Dr. Robert will prepare your teeth for your restoration during your first visit. We take impressions of your teeth so the dental laboratory can make your crown or bridge to your dentist’s exact specifications. Then a temporary restoration is made for you to wear in the interim.
It usually takes the lab two to three weeks to complete your tooth crown or bridge, and when it’s finished, you’ll return to Ackerman Family Dentistry to have it permanently placed. At this time, your dentist will make any adjustments to your new restoration to ensure that your bite is working correctly. Then you are off to enjoy your new smile!
Don’t Live with Broken or Missing Teeth
If you have teeth in need of repair or replacement, we encourage you to contact your trusted dentists in Boise at Ackerman Family Dentistry to learn more about your options for restoring your smile.