Dental Crowns & Bridges in St. Peters
At Cayo Dental Center, our team offers a number of restorative dentistry services to preserve and renew patients’ natural dental structures. Dental crowns and fixed bridges are relied upon in cases of severe decay, dental trauma, and tooth loss. Custom crafted to fit seamlessly within patients’ smiles, these restorative treatments return teeth to their natural form and full function. Dr. Krista Cayo has years of experience placing dental crowns and fixed bridges, and she provides patients with treatment that exceeds the highest standards. Keep reading or contact our knowledgeable team to find out more about dental crown and fixed bridge restorations in St Peters, MO.
The Dental Crown Restoration Process
Traditional dental crowns are used for a number of purposes, including:
- Decay or damage too severe for more conservative restorations
- As part of fixed bridge tooth replacement
- Single tooth implant supported tooth replacement
- Cosmetic concerns like misshaped teeth
- As the finishing touch for root canal therapy
Regardless of the reason patients need a crown, the placement process remains the same. Patients should plan on visiting our office at least two times. During the initial visit, Dr. Cayo removes damaged structure to prepare the tooth to receive a crown. Then, she takes impressions of patients’ bites. These impressions are sent to a dental lab where a custom dental crown is crafted. The patient is fitted with a temporary restoration that protects prepared teeth, and once the custom crown arrives, patients return to our practice and exchange the temporary for their final dental crown.
Crown Supported Fixed Bridges
Like a traditional dental crown, fixed bridges require at least two visits to complete. The bridge consists of one or more replacement teeth attached to two dental crowns. Each crown is set in place over surrounding healthy dental structure in order to anchor the prosthetic in place. With proper care, fixed bridges can last for decades and look and feel like a natural part of patients’ smiles.
Implant Supported Tooth Replacement
For those patients interested in replacing a single tooth or several consecutive teeth without damaging healthy dental structure, dental implant supported crowns or fixed bridges may be a better option. A single titanium post below the gums can be used to support a single dental crown, and two or more implants can be used to support a fixed bridge.