Crowns and Bridges

Dr. Philip Galvan is known for his meticulous attention to details. During crown and bridge preparations, he will make sure that you are comfortable and armed with the knowledge about the whole process. The procedure is completed in 2 appointments. For the first appointment, a cast will be made to replicate your bite and on the second visit, the crown will be cemented to the damaged tooth.

Our crowns and bridges are made to exact specifications required to last for years. Even with 19 years of experience, Dr Philip still employs the same techniques honed from his years of schooling. You will definitely walk away with a whole new smile that is as natural looking as your own teeth. It is because of this fact that we are able to stand behind our work. All work is guaranteed for one year.

Crowns: If you want a smile that's your crowning glory, you may need a crown to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance. It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that's already broken. A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped. It's also used to cover a dental implant.

If your dentist recommends a crown, it's probably to correct one of these conditions. Your dentist's primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright -- literally, your crowning glory.

Bridges: If you're missing one or more teeth, you may notice a difference in chewing and speaking. There are options to help restore your smile. Bridges help maintain the shape of your face, as well as alleviating the stress in your bite by replacing missing teeth.

Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. The restoration can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.

Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist. An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on its foundation. So it's very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.

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