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Weishaar & Weber Dentistry

Dentists located in Spokane Valley, WA

Crowns And Bridges

Whether you’re missing one tooth or five, it can have a real impact on how you feel when you smile. Instead of hiding behind closed lips, restore your smile with crowns and bridges at Weishaar & Weber Dentistry. Dr. Anthony Weber, Dr. Sue Weishaar, and Dr. Lori Weber complete your smile with fixed prosthetic dental devices, improving how you look, feel, and even chew. If you live in or near Spokane Valley, Washington, call Weishaar & Weber Dentistry today to schedule your appointment or book online.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

Weishaar & Weber Dentistry

Who needs crowns or bridges?

Your dentist can use crowns and bridges to treat a multitude of conditions. Crowns are used to cover your tooth or implant and can:

  • Protect weak teeth from further damage
  • Restore the appearance of broken or worn teeth
  • Cover large fillings, discoloration, or misshapen teeth
  • Hold a dental bridge in place
  • Shield a dental implant
  • Create a cosmetic improvement

If you have missing teeth, your dentist may suggest a bridge, which covers the area over one or more missing teeth. They secure the bridge by cementing it to your natural teeth and covering it with a crown.

Crowns and bridges are both used to stabilize natural teeth, which tend to move when a neighboring tooth is missing. This shift causes teeth to become misaligned and can impact your bite.

How are crowns and bridges placed?

When you need a crown or bridge, your dentist must first prepare the area. For crowns, the dentist removes much of your tooth’s outer layer and takes an impression that’s used to fashion your permanent crown. Your provider then places a temporary crown.

At a second appointment, your dentist removes the temporary crown and cleans your tooth. They may etch the tooth, so it better adheres to the crown. They apply cement and then place a crown on the tooth. Your dentist may use a special light to activate the cement and cure the bond.

When it comes to bridges, which replace missing teeth, your dentist anchors the prosthetic device to either your natural teeth or an implant at each end of the empty span. Called abutments, these anchors are then cemented to the artificial replacement teeth and crowned.

How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care, your crowns and bridges can last a lifetime. Practicing good oral hygiene is the number one way to protect your prosthetics, including brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and having routine teeth cleanings by a professional.

Avoid chewing on hard foods, ice, and things like pen caps, which can jar your fixed oral devices. If you notice that your crown or bridge loosens or falls out, contact your dentist right away.

When missing or damaged teeth stop your smile from shining, find a solution at Weishaar & Weber Dentistry. Call today to schedule your initial consultation or book your appointment online.

Insurance

We are preferred providers for the following: Guardian, Connection Dental, Delta Dental of Washington, All Delta Plans, Premera/Blue Cross, United Concordia, GEHA/Connection Dental, Blue Cross of Idaho, Cigna, Metlife, Ameritas, Aetna, Principal and UMR/Connection Dental. We also accept all other dental insurances. For questions about our financial policy and insurance questions, please e-mail Cathi, our Financial Manager at cathi@drweishaar.com

Aetna
Ameritas
Blue Cross of Idaho
Cigna
Connection Dental
Delta Dental
GEHA
Guardian
MetLife
Premera Blue Cross
Principal Dental
UMR
United Concordia
Testimonials

Words from our patients

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    "I would like to give my highest regards to this dental office for far exceeding my expectations."

    Hope D.
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    "I am so Happy to have picked Dr. Weber for my needs, the whole experience of getting dentures has been painless."

    William C.
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    "I felt very welcomed and I feel they honestly cared and Dr Weber did an awesome job on the repair! Highly Recommend!"

    Kaylie D.
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    "A special thanks to all that staff who consistently go above and beyond to provide an incredible experience for their clients - like me!"

    Randy K.
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    "Great service from an exceptional group of professionals who take the extra steps to ensure the wellbeing of their patients."

    Lenora C.
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    "I cannot say enough good things about this place. They have been *so* amazing, and unbelievably accommodating in so many ways."

    Gayle S.
Location
Weishaar & Weber Dentistry
1005 North Evergreen Road, Suite 101
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Phone: 509-922-3333
Fax: 509-922-6533
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509-922-3333