Repair Dental Damage With Dental Crowns & Bridges in Lexington, KY
Dental crowns and bridges are among our most time-tested and reliable dental restorations. Our dentists use them to fix common problems, such as a tooth damaged by decay or injury, or a lost tooth. You can also get inlays and onlays, dental restorations that can take care of small problems that don’t yet require a crown but are too large for a filling.
At our Lexington office, our restorations:
- Save teeth threatened by decay, infection, and other problems.
- Replace missing teeth.
- Give you a choice between a same-day dental crown or a more traditional crown.
- Restore your smile’s appearance.
- Give you the ability to eat any foods, even hard or crunchy ones.
Get a Crown in a Single Visit With Our CEREC Technology
Crowns can repair severe damage or decay, restore a tooth after a root canal, and cover cosmetic flaws. You can even replace a single missing tooth with a crown when it’s attached to a dental implant. Regardless of why you need a crown, you can get it in a single appointment, in most cases, with our CEREC technology.
With CEREC, our dentists take digital impressions of your teeth, then design and craft a custom crown for you while you wait. Contrast that with the usual process, where crowns are made in an outside lab.
CEREC same-day crowns are:
- Convenient – It’s hard to overstate the possibility of getting a crown in one visit to our office.
- Beautiful – Our crowns are all-porcelain. You won’t have to worry about small strips of metal showing at your gumline.
- Durable – Porcelain resists staining and can withstand lots of chewing pressure. With proper care, a crown should last at least a decade.
While most of our crowns are made using CEREC, we also offer traditional crowns made of e.max porcelain and BruxZir solid zirconia.
Take Care of a Temporary Crown
If you get a temporary crown, avoid eating chewy and hard foods (such as caramel, taffy, and gum) and flossing around the restoration. If it becomes dislodged, call our office for an appointment to replace it ASAP. Until you can see us, use a temporary dental repair material, denture adhesive, or even Vaseline to hold it in place. If your bite feels too high or out of alignment with the crown, call us. Some movement is normal, but it should not feel uncomfortable. If it does, we can adjust it for you.
Replace Several Teeth With a Dental Bridge
In some cases, we can use our CEREC technology to make a dental bridge, a replacement tooth or teeth that our dentists attach to two crowns. A bridge can replace a single tooth or several adjacent ones. Unlike dentures, a fixed bridge never needs to be removed for cleaning.
A bridge can be supported by existing teeth or dental implants. An implant-supported bridge helps prevent the bone loss that can result with a traditional bridge. Our dentists can help determine which kind of bridge will work best for you.