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Get Your Smile Back with a Crown or Bridge

Understanding Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are custom-fitted dental appliances that help restore the appearance and functionality of damaged or missing teeth. Whether you're looking to cover a damaged tooth or fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth, these restorative treatments offer durable and cosmetically appealing solutions.

Dental Crowns: Your Solution for Damaged Teeth

A dental crown is a cap placed over a tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are used to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth.
  • Restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
  • Cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of tooth left.
  • Hold a dental bridge in place.
  • Cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth.
  • Cover a dental implant.

Dental Bridges: Bridging the Gap

A dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth, spanning the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge, while a replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments.

Signs It's Time to Consider a Crown or Bridge

You may need a crown or a bridge if you experience:

  • Visible Damage or Decay: Significant tooth decay or visible damage that cannot be repaired with a filling alone.
  • Missing Teeth: Gaps left by missing teeth that affect your smile and bite.
  • Tooth Weakness: Teeth that are weakened from injury or decay, posing a risk of further damage.
  • Cosmetic Enhancement: Desire to improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile due to discolored, misshapen, or misaligned teeth.

The Process of Getting a Crown or Bridge

Consultation and Planning

Your journey to a restored smile begins with a consultation with Dr. Cherian. During this visit, your oral health will be assessed, and your specific needs will be discussed. This step often involves taking X-rays and making a mold of your existing teeth to ensure the best fit and function of your custom restoration.


For a crown, the tooth needing restoration will be reshaped to ensure a proper fit for the crown. An impression of the reshaped tooth and surrounding teeth is then made to custom-create your crown.

For a bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared by recontouring these teeth to receive the crowns that will support the bridge. Impressions are also made to provide the exact mold for the bridge.

Temporary Solutions

While your custom crown or bridge is being made, a temporary crown or bridge will be placed to protect your teeth and gums.

Final Fitting

Once your custom crown or bridge is ready, you'll return for a final fitting. Dr. Cherian will place the crown or bridge, make any necessary adjustments, and then cement it in place once everything fits perfectly.

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Personalized Care

Every patient has unique needs and goals. Our team takes the time to understand your situation and recommend the best solution for you, your smile, and your lifestyle.

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We strive to raise the bar. By staying up-to-date on the latest in dental technology, techniques, and training, we ensure precise, efficient, and comfortable procedures.
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Flexible Financing

Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. We offer financing solutions and flexible payment options to take the stress out of your treatment experience. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do dental crowns and bridges last?

With proper care, dental crowns and bridges can last 5-15 years, or even longer. Regular check-ups and good oral hygiene can extend their longevity.

Are crowns and bridges noticeable?

Modern crowns and bridges are made to match the color, height, texture, and overall appearance of your teeth. They are usually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Is the procedure painful?

Thanks to modern dental techniques and anesthesia, getting a crown or bridge is usually a pain-free process. Some sensitivity or discomfort may be experienced after the procedure, but it typically subsides quickly.

Will my insurance cover the cost of crowns and bridges?

Many dental insurance plans cover a portion of the cost of crowns and bridges. Our office staff can help you understand your benefits and provide an estimate of what your insurance will cover.

How do I care for my crown or bridge?

Treat your crown or bridge as you would your natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Avoid chewing hard foods or ice to prevent damage.

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Personalized Service

Every patient has unique dental needs and preferences, so we tailor our treatments to each individual. At Grace Dental Care, you're not just a patient but part of our dental family. Each smile we care for is a testament to our commitment to quality and the trust our patients place in us.

Specialized Care

From natural-looking dental implants and precise tooth extractions to advanced oral surgery and custom-fitted dentures, our expertise covers a broad spectrum. For those who may experience anxiety or need extensive dental work, we provide IV sedation dentistry for a comfortable and stress-free experience.

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