Ceramic Crowns & Bridges in Basalt & Aspen, CO
Enhance Your Smile with a Crown or Bridge
Restoring your smile can offer you various benefits to your appearance and health. Here at Elevate Dental Wellness, we use ceramic crowns and dental bridges to help you regain your confidence to smile again.
Our beautiful, long-lasting crowns and bridges look, feel, and function like a natural tooth and are placed on top of any damaged teeth or dental implants. These tooth replacement options are custom-made out of safe, ceramic material so they can blend seamlessly with your smile.
Who Needs a Ceramic Dental Crown?
Also known as a tooth “cap,” a dental crown is generally used to protect a damaged tooth and enhance the beauty of your smile. We also will recommend a crown to refine the shape, alignment, or color of any of your teeth.
Our Basalt dental office offers metal-free, ceramic dental crowns to deliver a safer, more natural-looking solution that we know our patients will love.
Additional reasons we use dental crowns include:
- Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
- Protect a tooth from fracturing
- Restore a fractured tooth
- Attach a bridge
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Why We Use a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge is used to restore a smile that’s suffered from tooth loss due to dental trauma or decay. A bridge can help boost your confidence and appearance, allow you to eat and speak with ease again, and improve your overall health.
Our natural-looking bridges are positioned over the spaces where your teeth are missing and secured to your natural teeth or implants that are surrounding the empty space. These teeth are like an anchor for your bridge and help support your remaining jawbone.
Creating and Placing Crowns & Bridges
Before we place your ceramic crown or bridge, we’ll perform an oral exam and reduce any of your teeth that are receiving treatment to a
smaller size to ensure they’ll fit securely over it. Dr. Van Gorden or Dr. Steinbach will also take digital impressions of your mouth using our 3D technology to help curate an exact match for your new crown or bridge.
While you wait for your ceramic crown or bridge to be made, we’ll provide you with a beautiful, temporary tooth replacement, so you don’t have to live without a complete smile for any longer.
When creating your dental crown or bridge, we’ll ensure it matches the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth so you, or anyone else, won’t even notice. Once your new dental crown or bridge has been made at our dental lab, we’ll replace your temporary restoration with your new, permanent one.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I whiten my dental crown?
Our ceramic crowns are designed to match the exact color of your natural teeth. Luckily, a dental crown can’t get stained or will change color from foods or drinks.
If your natural teeth begin to yellow, we offer whitening treatments to help ensure they blend beautifully with your crown or bridge.
How much do crowns & bridges cost?
The cost of your crown or bridge may vary depending on your insurance and how many crowns or bridges you need. You can discuss the estimated overall cost of your treatment with Drs. Van Gorden and Steinbach at your initial consultation.
How long do dental crowns & bridges last?
Generally, a dental crown or bridge should last about five to 15 years. Following a good oral hygiene routine and keeping up with regular visits to our Basalt office will ensure they last for years to come.
A New, Attractive Smile at Elevate Dental Wellness
After your crown or bridge has been placed, Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach want you to continue with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. It’s important to know that it’s possible for your crown or bridge to loosen or break, so if that happens, just give us a call and we can safely fix it.
Request your appointment today at our Basalt office to rejuvenate your smile with our effective solutions. Our team is excited to start your journey towards a stunning new smile.