Dental Crowns and Bridges in Eagle River

At Alpine Family Dentistry, we are here to help with all your dental needs, including protecting, repairing, or replacing teeth. If you have missing, damaged, or weakened teeth, you may experience ongoing difficulties with your overall oral health. However, there are solutions, like dental crowns and bridges, to help you overcome dental health issues.

In our beautiful Eagle River, AK dental office, we treat our patients like family. We want to protect your teeth whenever we can, keeping your smile attractive and healthy. Dr. Brett Kocherhans can help you maintain your beautiful smile and oral health using dental crowns and bridges. 

When Is a Dental Crown Necessary?woman smiling after getting dental crowns in eagle river

Early intervention is important when it comes to dental problems. If you ignore a dental problem and don’t seek treatment, the problem will only become worse. More advanced dental problems often require more invasive and expensive dental treatments. 

A dental crown fits over a decayed or damaged tooth to protect it from further decay or damage. By protecting the tooth, you can often avoid more invasive treatments down the line or even the loss of your tooth. Since the dental crown covers the entire tooth, it is an aesthetic and functional solution. 

If you are wondering whether you need a dental crown, reach out to our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brett. Dr. Brett will evaluate your dental situation and help you find the solution that is right for you. 

What Is the Process for Dental Crowns?

At Alpine Family Dental, we make the process of putting your new dental crown as quick and easy as possible. If Dr. Brett recommends a dental crown to protect your tooth, you will have an initial appointment to clean and prepare the tooth, removing decay or filling material as necessary. Afterward, we will build the tooth back up and put a temporary dental crown over it. You will wear the temporary crown while the lab creates your customized, permanent crown.

woman holding daughter while walking through tall grass near the beachYour dental crown will be made of either zirconia, e.max, or gold. Zirconia dental crowns are often used for back teeth due to their strength and durability, while crowns made using e.max are ideal for the front teeth.

Two weeks after your preparatory appointment, you will return to our office to have the temporary crown removed, and your permanent crown put in place.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

Dental bridges are designed to close gaps in your smile caused by missing teeth. Filling the space left by missing teeth is important. Without a full set of teeth, your oral health could suffer, and your remaining teeth could begin to shift. 

Fortunately for many patients, dental bridges are a non-invasive, affordable teeth replacement solution. 

Dental Crowns and Bridges in Eagle River, AK

If you have missing, damaged, or decayed teeth that need treatment, our team at Alpine Family Dentistry is here to help you with dental crowns and bridges. Reach out to our dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Brett. He will evaluate your teeth and offer dental solutions to fit your dental needs.