Preventive care is an important part of every healthy smile. In some instances, however, routine wear and damage to dental enamel can leave teeth vulnerable to cavities and infection. To help our patients regain full confidence in the health and function of their smile, our Oak Harbor dentists offer dental crown and bridge treatments. Using state-of-the-art technology like CEREC, we can provide you with a beautiful new smile in as little as one visit.
Repair Compromised Teeth with Dental Crowns
While easy enough to treat, it doesn’t take long for cavities to become more serious, causing dental problems and requiring more comprehensive treatment. In instances where your tooth has been seriously damaged but can still be salvaged, our Oak Harbor dentists often recommend a dental crown.
Dental crowns, also known as caps, are restorations used to reinforce the structural integrity of your tooth. Often made of highly durable porcelain, crowns are customized to blend in seamlessly with patients’ smiles, making them virtually undetectable. This high-quality material also strengthens the damaged tooth, returning full functionality to your dentition.
At Whidbey Dental Associates, we value your time. For your convenience, we use CEREC CAD/CAM technology to design and create your crown in the office. Rather than having to wait for a model to be taken and then sent to a lab, you can leave our office with your new dental crown in just one appointment.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Bridges
In some cases, a damaged tooth cannot be saved and must be extracted or replaced. This can result from many issues, ranging from failed root canals to gum disease. To help our patients maintain full oral function, our Oak Harbor dentists use dental bridges to replace missing or broken teeth.
A dental bridge is a porcelain prosthetic that replaces a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth that are next to each other. We secure this restoration by cementing it to the healthy teeth on both ends of the gap. For added security, our Oak Harbor dentists can also secure a bridge or partial restoration with one or more dental implants.