2804 E 26th St #1
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Crowns, Bridges & Veneers
A crown avoids removing a badly damaged tooth by placing a “cap” over it. The “cap” gives the tooth its original appearance and prevents further damage or decay.
A bridge, unlike a crown, utilizes existing teeth to fill in a space due to missing teeth. This method anchors a prosthetic tooth to adjacent teeth giving it functionality and an ideal cosmetic appearance.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells made of ceramic and are bonded to the front surface of your natural teeth. Veneers are custom made in a dental lab so that they will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. The color, size, and shape are all tailored to your unique needs.
Our practice offers professional crown, bridge and veneer treatments that are both safe and affordable.
White composite restorations are completed in one visit as they are what is known as a direct restoration. Indirect restorations are those made in a dental laboratory, such as porcelain inlays or onlays, crowns, and veneers. These procedures take two visits, with a wait in between while the lab custom fabricates your restoration.
Besides the advantage of matching tooth enamel, tooth-colored restorations strengthens the tooth and prolongs the life of it. This is because they are bonded to the tooth. The material used for tooth-colored restoration is soft and moldable when it is applied to the cavity prep. When the cavity is then filled and the surface smoothed for your bite a curing light is used to harden the filling. Now the restoration is part of your tooth and will help hold it together as one. This type of restoration exerts inward pressure leading to more long-term stability. Metal restorations are not bonded to the tooth, they are simply packed tightly into the cavity prep. Metal restorations exert outward pressure on the tooth, gradually weakening and causing teeth to crack or completely break. When teeth break or crack more extensive treatment is typically indicated i.e crown or extraction if necessary.
We offer tooth-colored restorations as a better alternative to metal restorations. The long term benefits of this type of restoration are timeless and cosmetically appealing to all patients.