Crowns and Bridges
in Plymouth, Minnesota

Do you want to restore your smile with a crown or bridge? If so, don’t hesitate to contact Boger Dental today. We will make sure you receive the best dental care and treatment.

Crowns and Bridges in Plymouth, Minnesota

Here at Boger Dental, we are proud to offer crown and bridges in Plymouth, Minnesota. We are aware of the circumstances that may result in the need for crowns and bridges and we want to help. Our crowns are made from porcelain, zirconia, gold, and porcelain fused to metal. We also use ceramic crowns from e.Max. If you need dental crowns or dental bridges, let us know today.

Cover Your Damaged Tooth

A dental crown is a custom-made artificial tooth cap that completely covers a chipped, cracked or damaged tooth. The tooth-shaped "cap" that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crown, when cemented into place, fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth above the gum line. Crowns can be made from a number of different materials. All-ceramic crowns are milled out of blocks of solid porcelain to match the shade and color of your tooth.

Most commonly, dental crowns are a restoration procedure for teeth needing more structural support and long-lasting protection than cavity fillings or inlays. Dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of procedures in cosmetic dentistry:

  • Dental Implants: Dental crowns are used to cap the metal rod implant in place of a missing tooth.
  • Dental Bridges: Dental crowns on the teeth adjacent to the bridge serve as anchors for the bridge to clamp onto for support.
  • Root Canal Therapy: Dental crowns protect brittle teeth after root canal therapy.

What Is The Process For Dental Crowns?

  1. Prepare Tooth: At your visit, we assess your situation and determine the type of dental crown best suited for you, we prepare your damaged tooth by shaving off the enamel and reshaping the tooth in preparation for the added thickness of the tooth cap. We send impressions of your teeth before and after the tooth preparation to the dental lab where they fashion your permanent dental crown.
  2. Permanent Dental Crown: After the tooth preparation, we give you a temporary crown made of acrylic or stainless steel to wear until your permanent dental crown is finished. At that point, we bond the permanent cap over your damaged tooth. No further work is necessary except good oral hygiene to preserve the dental crown.

Advantages of Dental Crowns

  • Support For The Tooth: While dental veneers only conceal the front surface of a tooth, dental crowns cover the entire damaged tooth, restoring functionality, shape, size, and strength to the tooth. This is especially important for posterior teeth where up to 150-200 lbs. of pressure can be placed on the teeth while chewing.
  • Long-Lasting: Dental crowns are designed to last several years when accompanied by good oral hygiene. On average, they last at least ten years, but generally much longer depending on the type of crown and oral health of the patient.
  • Tooth Preservation: Dental crowns seal the damaged teeth off from bacteria in the saliva that can cause teeth to deteriorate. They can also hold together cracked teeth, preserving their functionality.
  • Natural-Looking Results: The dental lab can custom mold dental crowns that closely match the curves and shape of your other teeth.
  • Versatile: In addition to tooth protection and restoration, dental crowns can be used in connection with a variety of procedures in cosmetic dentistry.

Choosing a Dental Crown

There are three general types of dental crowns composed of different materials: all-ceramic crowns, porcelain crowns, and gold alloy crowns. Each type of crown is best suited for different areas of the mouth, esthetic considerations, durability requirements, and strength demands. At our initial consultation, we will assess your situation and decide together what type of dental crown would best enhance your smile.

 

Benefits

Drawbacks

All-Ceramic Crowns or All-Porcelain Crowns
  • Translucent quality makes them the most natural-looking
  • Metal-free
  • Great for anterior as well as posterior teeth because they're most aesthetically pleasing
  • Work well in small spaces
  • None
Porcelain-Fused-to-Metal Crowns
  • Metal core makes them stronger and more durable
  • Most aesthetically pleasing choice next to all-ceramic crown
  • Strength and esthetics combined into one crown make it more versatile
  • Metal rim can be exposed as gums recede
  • Wear on opposing teeth
  • Porcelain can chip or break
  • Metal core decreases natural translucent look of tooth
Gold Alloy Crowns
  • Provide support and durability
  • Long-lasting
  • Great choice for posterior teeth or those who grind and clench their teeth
  • Less aesthetically pleasing because completely composed of metal
  • Not as popular because they do not look as natural

Summary and More Information

You can restore your smile with crowns or bridges right here at Boger Dental! We offer a variety of restorations to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. For your convenience, we offer financing options, extended hours, a children’s play area, spa services, warm and scented towels, and flat-screen TVs in patient rooms. If you are in need of a crown or bridge, there is no better place to receive this treatment than right here at Boger Dental.

Do you need crown and bridges in Plymouth, Minnesota? If so, don’t wait any longer to contact us here at Boger Dental. You can reach us at (763) 284-2086. Make the call today.

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