Dental Crowns and Bridges in Carlton OR
Broken and missing teeth make it difficult to chew and smile. A solution may be closer than you imagined. We offer both dental crowns and bridges in our Carlton, OR dental office. Dr. Leif Gambee provides tooth-colored options to blend in with your smile so that it steals the show and your dentistry remains your secret.
Dental Crowns Repair Damaged Teeth
A tooth that has a cavity may only require a dental filling in the earliest stages. When you miss too many of your routine dental appointments, the decay can spread throughout the tooth. You might need a dental crown, or even a root canal, to repair it.
This is why we emphasize prevention. The best dentistry is the dentistry you can avoid! If you do need a dental crown because of a large cavity or a broken tooth, Dr. Gambee will create one that complements your smile and provides long-lasting protection.
Other uses for dental crowns:
- Cosmetic improvements to teeth
- Rebuilding worn down teeth
- Protecting root canal teeth
- Restoring teeth after decay or fractures
- Calming sensitive or painful teeth
Dental crowns, or caps, completely cover the tooth structure. To make space for your dental crown, Dr. Gambee will reshape the tooth under local anesthetic. You won’t feel pain, only some mild vibrations.
He will then take an impression to measure the size and shape of the tooth to forward to our dental lab to create your porcelain crown. In the meantime, he will cover your tooth with a protective temporary crown. Once he receives your final crown, he will permanently bond it to the tooth and make any small adjustments for a fine-tuned fit that feels completely comfortable.
Dental Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth
A missing tooth can make it difficult to chew and speak. Don’t let a missing tooth hold you back from smiling with confidence. Although dental implants are by far the most popular choice, some patients want a nonsurgical alternative.
Dental bridges complete the smile using two specialty crowns on healthy adjacent teeth. The crowns are bonded to an artificial tooth that fills the gap in your smile. Bridges are a single unit of porcelain that Dr. Gambee will ensure matches the surrounding teeth.
It’s best to avoid chewing anything too hard or sticky with dental bridges. It is also essential to keep the area around the bridge clean to prevent gingivitis or periodontitis from developing. Gums disease can cause you to lose your dentistry and develop disease in the surrounding teeth.
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Dental crowns and bridges will last many years with the proper care. Dr. Gambee uses the finest materials and latest techniques because our Carlton patients deserve the very best that modern dentistry offers.