Dental Crowns & Bridges in Maple Valley
If you’re struggling with a tooth that’s injured, infected, or even lost altogether, you may need the support of a custom restoration to regain your smile’s function and beautiful appearance. At Four Corners Family Dentistry, our doctors will be happy to design and place a new crown and/or bridge that fit right in alongside your healthy dental structure. Contact our Maple Valley practice if you have any questions for our staff, or if you’re ready to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Manpreet Dhaliwal or Dr. Christine Tran.
A crown’s purpose is to effectively “cap” off the entire visible structure of a single natural tooth, providing valuable support and restoration of its natural shape. There are a variety of reasons why our team may recommend the placement of a dental crown, including the following:
- A tooth is heavily decayed and can no longer be treated with a mercury-free filling
- A tooth has suffered a serious injury
- A tooth is suffering from cosmetic imperfections, such as an abnormal shape
- A tooth treated with root canal therapy is in need of restoration
Dental crowns typically require two appointments to complete. During your first visit here in Maple Valley, WA, our doctors will carefully reshape the treated tooth to prepare it for the addition and take impressions before placing a temporary crown. Then, once we’ve received your new, permanent restoration from the dental laboratory, you’ll be invited back for the final placement.
When a patient has lost one or more teeth in a row, a dental bridge can replace the needed structure in a durable and sturdy fashion. This prosthetic is attached in place with the help of two dental crowns, which are designed to fit over adjacent teeth as “anchors.” Many patients prefer the permanence of a custom dental bridge to the looseness of a removable denture. Like dental crowns, a new bridge will typically require two appointments to complete here at Four Corners Family Dentistry.