Dental Crowns & Bridges in Wexford, PA

Restore & Protect Your Natural Teeth

Teeth that are damaged or decayed can pose a serious threat to your smile. Without proper treatment, simple tasks such as eating, speaking, and smiling with ease become even more difficult. Fortunately, Dr. Gabriel can resolve these dental issues and restore your tooth with a custom dental crown. Our Wexford, PA office is proud to offer dental crowns for patients looking to restore their oral health, giving them a fully-functional smile that’ll last for years.

Explore our guide below to learn how our dentist can protect your natural teeth with our dental crowns and bridges. We serve patients who live in the Bradford Woods, Rolling Ridge, and McCandless, PA areas.

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are protective caps that are custom-made to fit over your natural tooth. Dr. Gabriel may recommend a crown for a particularly vulnerable tooth, such as one that’s injured, or was extensively treated. Crowns are designed to look completely natural and are durable enough to keep up with the rest of your smile for years to come. You may even forget about your customized crown since you can treat them like normal teeth.

The Benefits of Dental Crowns

Our custom-made dental crowns come with a host of cosmetic and restorative benefits. Along with restoring your teeth and enhancing your smile, dental crowns are also:

  • Non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery
  • Made specifically for your tooth to maximize comfort
  • Available in any shade to blend in with your smile
  • Prevent the need of additional treatments
  • Inserted in only two appointments

The Dental Crowns Process

The best part about dental crowns is they only take two appointments to insert. During your first visit, Dr. Gabriel will prepare your tooth by reshaping it so your crown can fit over it. Once completed, he’ll take an impression of the shape and send it to the lab so your permanent fixture can be made. Since creating a dental crown takes time, you’ll receive temporary crowns to protect your tooth until they’re ready.

You’ll return to our Wexford, PA office once your permanent crown is ready. Dr. Gabriel will remove the temporary crown and clean your tooth. Then he’ll place your crown to complete the process as well as provide you with aftercare instructions.

Candidacy for Dental Crowns

There are a variety of dental issues that can make you eligible to receive a dental crown. Some reasons why Dr. Gabriel may recommend this treatment include:

  • Protecting teeth with large cracks of fillings
  • Improving the appearance of a discolored tooth
  • Undergoing root canal treatment
  • Receiving a specific amount of dental implants
  • Supporting a dental bridge

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge is a solution that replaces more than one adjacent missing tooth. This treatment uses crowns to support the missing teeth. The crowns are placed over the two teeth on either side of the gap left by missing teeth for support. These teeth, known as abutment teeth, anchor your bridge so it stays in place. Dental bridges can even be combined with dental implants to create implant-supported bridges.

Implant-supported bridges use dental implants as a stabilizer rather than putting crowns over your natural teeth. This means we don’t have to touch your natural teeth and can give you the benefits of a dental implant, such as improved jawbone strength.

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