Crown and Bridge Albuquerque
When patients hear of restorative dentistry, dental crowns and bridges often come to mind. Both are used regularly in dental work to restore the smile and keep it looking great, while protecting the natural teeth and maintaining oral functionality. Both are effective and available at Ivory Dental.
Dental crowns are ceramic restorations made to cover the natural tooth. Often referred to as “caps,” these restorations are done quickly and easily at Ivory Dental and provide protection of the existing natural teeth.
Dental bridges are used for tooth replacement. They use a false tooth known as a pontic, which is fused to a dental crown on each side, creating a single restoration that bonds in place over natural adjacent teeth for support. This restoration is more permanent than a denture but less costly than a dental implant.
How long do bridges and crowns take?
In a traditional dental office, the fabrication of restorations such as crowns and bridges can take weeks. Additionally, most dentists use impressions that have uncomfortable “goop” that can be difficult to manage. Instead, our practice uses today’s technology to fabricate same-day restorations. We use a CAD/CAM system called CEREC. It is:
Many patients are excited to learn about the use of digital impressions and CEREC technology to achieve a more beautiful, fully-functioning smile in just one appointment, instead of dealing with temporaries and having to schedule future visits in the dental chair.
Discuss the benefits of CEREC crowns and bridges today!
Dr. Brendon Prestwich and the staff at Ivory Dental are committed to assisting patients in achieving beautiful, healthy smiles for life. If you are interested in booking an appointment at Ivory Dental to discuss the benefits of dental crowns and bridges, contact the staff today at (505) 404-6111 or schedule a visit at 5920 Whiteman Drive. Our staff is here to help, and is always accepting new patients!