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Dental Crowns and Bridges in Grants Pass

At Premier Care Dental, our goal is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime. Sometimes this may require the repair or replacement of a tooth in order to restore your smile and the function of your teeth. Dental crowns are an excellent solution to restore a damaged tooth, while a dental bridge can be utilized to restore one or multiple adjacent missing teeth. Dr. Tanner Barratt can assess your treatment needs and recommend the best procedure for you.

What is a Dental Crown?

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A dental crown is actually designed to restore your entire tooth structure, which allows it to protect your natural root and keep it intact. Most crowns are made of ceramic porcelain, which can be custom shaded to match your existing teeth and blend flawlessly with your smile. Dr. Barratt may recommend a gold or silver crown for molars at the back of your mouth that sustain a lot of biting force.

Crowns are typically recommended in these situations:

  • A tooth that needs to be strengthened after root canal therapy
  • A tooth that is cracked, fractured, or decayed beyond what a filling can repair
  • A restoration for a dental implant
  • To restore a tooth with an old filling that is more than 1/2 of the tooth structure
  • For cosmetic reasons – to restore a tooth that is discolored, fractured, or excessively worn

The Process of Completing a Crown

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Your crown can typically be completed after two visits to Premier Care Dental. During the first visit, Dr. Barratt will prepare your tooth for the crown and create a temporary crown for you to wear during the week that your final restoration is being hand crafted at a top dental laboratory. Once your restoration is ready, you will return to Premier Care Dental to have it permanently placed.

Your new crown will function just like your natural tooth as you’ll be able to eat, chew, brush, and floss just as you were used to doing before.

What is a Dental Bridge?

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A dental bridge uses two crowns attached to healthy teeth as anchors for one or more prosthetic teeth that will fill in the gap left by missing teeth. The key to promoting longevity for your bridge is to consistently brush and floss the anchor teeth and have regular checkups with Dr. Barratt.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a dental bridge, which provides even greater stability and longevity since implants protect the health of your jawbone and can potentially last for a lifetime with the right care.

Contact Premier Care Dental

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If you are living with a compromised tooth, we encourage you to contact Premier Care Dental and schedule a consultation with Dr. Barratt. He will be happy to discuss your goals for your smile with you so he can make the best treatment recommendations for your needs.

Give Premier Care Dental a call today to learn more and schedule your appointment!