Dental Crowns & Bridges in Scottsdale
Living with broken, decayed, or missing teeth can take a toll on you every minute of every day. The most basic functions like chewing comfortably and speaking clearly can be challenging and even painful. You might even feel self-conscious knowing your oral health isn't what it should be when all you see around you are bright, beautiful smiles.
At Serenity Smiles, Dr. Maria Goff creates beautiful dental crowns and bridges of the highest quality to restore broken, decayed, and missing teeth. We design tooth restorations to mimic the appearance of surrounding teeth so no one will notice your dental work—all they'll see is your beautiful smile!
Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?
You probably have heard of dental crowns and may even have one or two in your mouth. Dr. Goff typically recommends a dental crown when a tooth is too decayed or damaged to repair with a tooth filling.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped jacket of porcelain or zirconia that we customize to cover an entire tooth down to the gum line. The crown protects the tooth and absorbs chewing force that could further damage a compromised tooth.
What Problems Can Dental Crowns Fix?
Dr. Goff designs dental crowns using natural-looking, highly durable materials. Because all our crowns are metal-free, they create a beautiful, seamless appearance.
There are numerous cases where we would recommend a dental crown:
- Protect a cracked, broken, or decayed tooth
- Reinforce a tooth after root canal treatment
- Alter the shape of a poorly proportioned tooth
- Restore function and appearance to a dental implant
- Anchor a dental bridge securely in place
How Do Dental Bridges Work?
A bridge is a dental prosthetic we recommend when a patient has one or two teeth missing from the same location in their mouth.
For single tooth replacement, our Scottsdale dentist designs a bridge as a three-piece unit consisting of an artificial tooth that sits between two crowns. We then secure the crowns to teeth on either side, and the artificial tooth fills the open space. The result is a complete smile and restored chewing function.
Proper Care for Your New Crown or Bridge
We design our crowns and bridges using the highest-quality materials that stand up beautifully to daily wear and tear. Since these tooth restorations are so durable, they can last 10–15 years or longer with proper care.
Everyone should practice excellent oral hygiene, but it is especially crucial when you have crowns and bridgework. Your restoration won't decay, but the tooth beneath it is still vulnerable to cavities and gum disease.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss once, and be sure to clean the area around your crown or bridge thoroughly.
Visit our Scottsdale dental office every six months—or as recommended—for teeth cleanings and exams. At every visit, we will check the condition of your dental work and ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and disease-free.
Call Serenity Smiles to Schedule an Appointment
Dr. Maria Goff and her dental team love welcoming new patients to Serenity Smiles and customizing solutions to restore broken, decayed, and missing teeth.
If you live near Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch, North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, or surrounding areas, we would love to meet you! Please call us at (480) 400-5000 to schedule a convenient appointment so we can help you smile with confidence again.