Missing or damaged teeth can affect the way to smile, feel, and interact with others. Fortunately, our experienced dentist can repair your teeth and smile with dental crowns and bridges. Crowns and bridges are popular and affordable options to restore the strength of your teeth and the beauty of your smile, and to prevent additional damage from occurring. We invite you to contact Yakima Smiles at (509) 941-2957 for more information about dental crowns and bridges in Yakima, Washington, and set up your consultation with Dr. Pete Nathe.
Porcelain Dental Crowns
A dental crown, also referred to as a cap, fits comfortably over your damaged or unstable tooth to restore appearance and structure. Generally, crowns are an effective treatment for teeth that are:
- Too damaged to support a filling
- Fractured because of trauma or decay
Yakima Smiles is proud to offer crowns made from either durable dental porcelain or biocompatible zirconium. Both options provide exceptional functionality and natural color, providing a sturdy, seamlessly beautiful smile.
A dental bridge comprises one or more prosthetic teeth and a crown on either side to hold the prosthetic in place. Filling the space left by a lost tooth not only improves the character of your smile, it is also beneficial to your oral health. Dental bridges can provide benefits such as:
- Alignment of your bite
- Better chewing ability
- Clearer speech
- Stable, solid tooth replacement
A dental bridge is also effective at combating the body’s biological response to tooth loss. By preventing teeth from shifting within the mouth, the prosthetic helps you retain a natural, healthy oral structure. Bridges also help your overall facial appearance by preventing sagging that can occur with tooth loss.
Which Tooth Replacement Option Is Right for Me?
The best way to determine if a crown or bridge is right for you is to schedule a personal consultation with our LVI-trained dentist. During your consultation, Dr. Nathe will assess the condition of your teeth and gums and recommend the treatment that best meets your oral health needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Don’t let a missing tooth impact your health, appearance, or confidence. Contact our office today to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about how you can benefit from dental crowns and bridges.