Dental Crowns & Bridges in Allentown, PA
Crowns serve a variety of needs. Whether you have a damaged, fractured, or misshapen tooth, or you’ve recently had a root canal, a crown protects the existing tooth structure.
At Evolve Dental Care, we start the process by preparing the damaged tooth to get it ready for your new crown. Then a mold is created using impressions of the tooth. The mold is then sent to our state-of-the-art lab where a crown that fits your exact bite is created. In the meantime, a temporary crown is put in place so you can use the tooth while you wait for the lab to finish your new crown. This part of the process usually takes about three weeks.
Types of Crowns
Both ceramic and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns make great choices—keeping in mind one distinct difference. While both materials are considered durable and long lasting, ceramic crowns offer greater esthetic appeal. We’ve found people like them because they’re more natural looking. It’s easy to spot porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns because of their distinct dark line near the gums.
These days, more people choose ceramic simply because it’s strong and beautiful. While we make recommendations about which type of crown to consider, we always leave it up to the patient to make the final decision.
Are You Missing Teeth? We’ve Got You Covered!
Bridges are a popular choice for people with missing teeth. Keep in mind, teeth shift when there are gaps. It’s important to have Drs. Amir and Sanaz Mojahed assess the situation and make recommendations for you.
Another option when it comes to replacing missing teeth is a dental implant, a biocompatible metal post placed surgically in your jawbone. When used with a dental implant—which serves as a mount for the crown—crowns can also provide a long-lasting treatment option for missing teeth.
After losing a tooth, bridges and other structures can prevent teeth from shifting around. This is important because it keeps your bite aligned, which may prevent other dental issues like temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD)—a condition that may cause jaw clicking and headache or facial pain. The temporomandibular joint (often shortened to TMJ) is the joint where your lower jaw connects. It is located just below your ear, and you can feel it if you place your fingers below your ear and open and close your mouth.
Evolve Dental Care Uses the Best Labs
Whether you decide to go with a crown or a bridge, keep in mind that at Evolve Dental Care, we work with the best labs. That matters because they use the highest quality materials. Remember, not all labs operate with the highest standards—we make sure ours do. That way, we know you’ll be much happier with the results. And that gives everyone something to smile about.
Please give us a call today so we can help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed about.