Crowns and Bridges

Repair or Replace Lost, Cracked, or Broken Teeth With Dental Crowns and Bridges

If you are missing a tooth or have a cracked tooth, find out about the advantages of a dental crown or dental bridge.

Same-Day Dental Crowns Available
in Shawnee, OK

A dental crown is basically a cap that fits snugly on top of a tooth. There are numerous reasons to get a dental crown, including a damaged tooth, a cracked tooth, a decayed tooth or a tooth that is permanently discolored. The dental crowns we create in-house using our CEREC® machine and advanced CAD/CAM software are created from a ceramic material that mimics the look, fit, and feel of natural teeth.

It usually takes about half an hour to make a CEREC® dental crown, which means you can get a crown in a single visit. Call Shawnee Dental at (405) 275-4581 for more information on dental crowns and to make an appointment with our dentists.

Understanding the Role of the Dental Bridge

If you have a missing tooth that is between two natural teeth, we may recommend a dental bridge. Dental bridges are made up of two crowns that are positioned over the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. These crowns are used as a “bridge” to support a false tooth, called a pontic, to provide a natural look!

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Solve the Gaps in Your Smile With a Dental Bridge!

Why Choose a Dental Crown?

There are several reasons to consider getting a dental crown in Shawnee, OK, at our facility:

  • If you have a weakened tooth that is breaking down
  • To cover a permanently discolored tooth or multiple teeth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To attach a dental bridge

Dental Bridge Process

The procedure is typically completed in a few office visits. We first prepare the adjacent teeth for the crowns and take a mold of the area, which will be used to create a custom-fitted piece. While the bridge is being created, you will be fit with a temporary bridge, which will help protect the exposed gum areas. Once the bridge is completed, typically within two to three weeks, we will set the bridge and make adjustments as needed. With proper care, bridges can last years, so you can smile with confidence!

Additional Benefits of a Dental Bridge

  • Effective option for replacing missing teeth
  • Improves the smile
  • Restores ability to properly chew and speak
  • Restores self-confidence
  • Looks natural

In some cases, a dental implant may be an appropriate alternative to a dental bridge. Talk to us about the option of a single tooth replacement with a dental implant!

When you are ready to discuss getting a dental crown or dental bridge in Shawnee, OK, call us at (405) 275-4581. We will schedule you for our earliest opening and help you determine if these exciting procedures are ideal for your situation.