Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Overview

A healthy, beautiful smile can boost your confidence and improve your overall well-being. However, dental issues like missing teeth can negatively impact oral health and self-esteem. At Regency Dental in Omaha, NE, we offer dental crowns and bridges as effective solutions to restore your smile’s function and aesthetics.

Caring for Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are durable restorations with proper care that can last many years. Here are some tips for maintaining your crowns and bridges:

  1. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly to prevent decay and gum disease.
  2. Avoid chewing on hard or sticky foods that could damage your restorations.
  3. Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings to ensure the longevity of your crowns and bridges.

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns, often called dental caps, are versatile restorations that cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. Depending on the patient’s needs and preferences, they can be made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, metal, or a combination of materials. Here are some common reasons why you might need a dental crown:

A crown can provide added strength and protection if a tooth is weak due to extensive decay or a large filling.

Dental crowns can restore the structure and function of a tooth that has been fractured or cracked.

Following a root canal procedure, a crown is often placed to protect the treated tooth and restore its appearance.

 Crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes to enhance the shape, size, and color of a tooth, improving its overall appearance.

Crowns support a dental bridge, which replaces one or more missing teeth.

The Dental Crown Process

The process of getting a dental crown involves several steps:

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Consultation:

During your initial consultation at Regency Dental, Dr. Kenneth Spane or Dr. Dan Ellingson will examine your oral health, discuss your concerns, and determine if a dental crown is the right solution.

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Tooth Preparation:

To make room for the crown, we will carefully reshape the affected tooth and remove any decay. This step ensures a snug fit for the crown.

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Impression:

We will take an impression of the prepared tooth to create a custom-made crown that perfectly matches your natural teeth’ size, shape, and color.

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Temporary Crown:

While your permanent crown is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, we will place a temporary crown to protect the prepared tooth.

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Crown Placement:

Once your permanent crown is ready, it will be securely attached to your tooth using dental cement. Dr. Kenneth Spane or Dr. Dan Ellingson will ensure that the crown fits comfortably and functions properly.

The Dental Bridge Process

The process of getting a dental bridge involves the following steps:

During your initial consultation at Regency Dental, Dr. Kenneth Spane or Dr. Dan Ellingson will evaluate your oral health, discuss your tooth replacement options, and determine if a dental bridge is the right choice.

If dental crowns are needed to support the bridge, the adjacent teeth will be prepared by reshaping them to accommodate the crowns.

We will take an impression of the prepared teeth to create a custom bridge that fits comfortably and matches the appearance of your natural teeth.

While your permanent bridge is being fabricated in a dental laboratory, we will place a temporary bridge to protect the prepared teeth and maintain your smile's appearance.

Once your permanent bridge is ready, we will carefully fit and secure it using dental cement.

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Dental bridges are restorations designed to replace one or more missing teeth. They consist of one or more artificial teeth, called pontics, anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. Dental bridges can restore your ability to speak and chew properly while maintaining the alignment of your remaining teeth. Here are some common reasons why you might consider a dental bridge:

 

  1. Replace Missing Teeth: Bridges are an effective way to replace one or more missing teeth and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting out of alignment.
  2. Restore Functionality: Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew and speak properly. Dental bridges can restore these essential functions.
  3. Improve Aesthetics: Bridges can enhance your smile by filling in gaps and creating a more harmonious appearance.

Your Trusted Partner for Dental Crowns and Bridges in Omaha, NE

Regency Dental provides high-quality dental crowns and bridges to restore the beauty and function of your smile. Dr. Kenneth Spane, Dr. Dan Ellingson, and our experienced team are committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health and confidence through personalized and effective treatments.

If you are interested in dental crowns or bridges or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific needs, please get in touch with Regency Dental in Omaha, NE, today. 

We look forward to helping you regain your smile’s radiance and functionality with our comprehensive dental services.

Dear Valued Patient

Happy 2024! All of us at Regency Dental hope your year is off to a great start. As many of you have already witnessed, there are changes occurring within our practice for the past several months. Dr. Spanel is in a time of transition within the practice, and he has found a colleague who shares his core values, philosophy, and sense of personalized quality care. He was fortunate to find Dr. Dan Ellingson who is a wonderful, gentle dentist. Dr. Ellingson is a local graduate of Gross High School, UNO, and UNMC College of Dentistry. He has a strong commitment to our local community. Having this opportunity to own a private practice, Dr. Ellingson is eager to meet each of you. He and all staff members will continue working diligently to provide you with the same caring, calm and meticulous dental care you would expect to receive from Dr. Spanel.

As we continue to move forward in 2024 with this transition, we thank you for your trust, partnership, and patience as we welcome Dr. Ellingson to the practice. We have additional team members, and have updated our software programs to comply with HIPAA regulations of paperless charting. We are also updating our equipment to provide state-of-the-art care.

We all know that changes bring challenges. Please know that Dr. Spanel, Dr. Ellingson and the team at Regency Dental intend to provide you, our loyal patients, the very best dental care in a warm and compassionate atmosphere. If you haven’t scheduled your 2024 dental check-ups, please call us!

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

The Doctors and Staff at Regency Dental.