Crowns & Bridgework In Lake Oswego, OR
Your natural teeth are strong and “built” to last, but over time they can weaken and can need a little help! Crowns and bridges are two common restorations offered by dentists that can shore up damaged teeth or fill in smile gaps. After some research and a visit to Dr. Petersen, you may learn that a crown or bridge is the best solution for your smile problems.
Dental crowns protect and strengthen teeth with large fillings, cracks, decay and fractures. We pride ourself on strong, functional, esthetic crowns. With our CEREC machine we can deliver your final restoration in a single visit. No more temporary crown and messy impression material. We use a digital scanner to making our patients more comfortable during their visit.
Dr. Petersen can bridge the gap in your smile using a dental bridge. This restorative solution is commonly used when there is one or two (adjacent) missing teeth. Two crowns provide the anchor for a replacement tooth (or two) at the center. Patients who have gone a long time with a missing tooth and have minimal bone tissue are often candidates for bridges. Sometimes dental implants are not an option and for those patients we still are able to restore form and function.