Bishop Family Dental is a Salt Lake City dentist that provides dental crowns and bridges in a way that is natural while restoring oral health issues. Bridges and crowns can be used to improve a tooth’s appearance, shape and alignment in addition to strengthening a damaged tooth. This procedure can also restore functionality of your mouth making it easy to eat, drink, and speak like normal.

Dental Crowns

Crowns are used to cover or cap a damaged tooth, an implant, replace a large filling, and even a tooth that is discolored. Caps also protect weak or fractured teeth. They are also vital in dental procedures like bridges and root canals.

Crowns can be made in three different materials all metal, ceramic on metal and ceramic. Dr. Bishop will determine what material will be used based on where the crown is located. Crowns can last anywhere from seven to forty years if a good oral health routine is maintained. Dr. Daniel Bishop will file down the affected tooth to make room for the crown. Most crowns require the patient to have a temporary crown applied while the permanent crown is made. At our office, we have the technology to have it completed in one visit. Dr. Daniel Bishop will discuss your options and you can choose the best option for you and your schedule.

Dental Bridges

Bridges are commonly used if you are missing one or more teeth. Gaps in teeth can lead to your reaming teeth to shift affecting your overall bite.

A bridge is made by creating a crown on either side and placing a false tooth between the crowns. At our office location, Dr. Daniel Bishop will make an impression of your teeth and a crown will be made as an exact fit to your teeth. Most crowns and bridges require the patient to have a temporary crown applied while the permanent crown is made. Some bridge procedures require multiple visits, but Dr. Daniel Bishop will discuss your options and you can choose the best option for you and your schedule. Bridges last five to seven years, but cavities are the main culprit for bridges to fall. Proper oral health is the key to a long-lasting bridge.

For more information about our dental crowns and bridges in Salt Lake City, Utah, contact Bishop Family Dental at 801-274-2500 and schedule an appointment with our dentist. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.