At New Wave Dental Smiles it is our mission to provide the best dental care possible to each of our patients. We do this by providing a wide variety of general and cosmetic dental treatments including crowns and bridges. If you are in the Burien area and in need of a dental crown or bridge, please do not hesitate to contact our office to book your appointment today!
What Is A Dental Crown?
A crown (commonly called a “cap”) completely covers a compromised tooth above the gum line to protect it. Common reasons a crown may be needed are large amounts of decay or new decay surrounding an existing filling and/or fractured teeth. Crowns can look and feel exactly like a natural tooth, with the color and shape matched to your surrounding teeth.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
Bridges are similar to crowns but with the addition of artificial teeth to replace missing teeth. Bridges also serve to maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviate the stress in your bite from missing teeth.If you are in need of a crown, Dr. Bajwa will make suggestions regarding what material to use for the fabrication of your crown. Crowns can be made of:
- PFM (or PFC) Porcelain-fused-[to] metal: Metal under the porcelain creates strength and the porcelain provides aesthetics.
- Gold: Made of gold these crowns are very strong, but are not aesthetically pleasing. Crowns made of gold are typically used on molars that do not show in a person’s smile.
- Porcelain: The no metal alternative.These crowns have been revolutionized and now provide strength and aesthetics. Zenostar and E-max crowns are among the selection.
Contact Our Burien, WA Dental Office
If you have any other questions about crowns and bridges, our practice or if you simply wish to book an appointment, please call us! We look forward to welcoming you into the New Wave Dental Smiles family!