Missing or damaged teeth can affect the way you smile, feel and interact with others. Fortunately, our experienced Yakima cosmetic dentist can repair your smile and rejuvenate your confidence with dental crowns and dental bridges.
To learn more about your tooth-repair options, contact Yakima Smiles today by calling (509) 977-4144 or completing the form on this page to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve the Yakima, Ellensburg and Sunnyside areas of Washington.
Teeth that get fractured, chipped, decayed or damaged become weaker and are more susceptible to infection. Dental crowns and dental bridges are among the most popular and affordable options to restore the strength of your teeth and prevent additional damage from occurring.
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 which restorative option is best suited for your unique needs is to schedule a personal consultation with our LVI-trained cosmetic dentist Dr. Pete Nathe. During your consultation, Dr. Nathe will assess the condition and health of your teeth and gums, and recommend treatment options that match your goals, budget and lifestyle.
Don’t let a missing tooth impact your health, appearance or confidence. Contact Yakima Smiles today online or at (509) 977-4144 to learn more about dental crowns and bridges during a free consultation. Our Yakima office happily welcomes patients from Sunnyside and Ellensburg, Washington.