You might be surprised at all of the ways we can use dental crowns and bridges in Wayne to repair a damaged smile. No matter what kind of damage you’ve experienced, a crown can often restore your smile’s appearance and function.Verena D on Crowns Read Transcript
I had several crowns done by Dr. Handel. Some were necessary because the teeth had worn away and chipped and just needed to be replaced. When I was younger, 30 to 40 years ago, after my first pregnancies, when I had not been very good about seeing a dentist regularly, I had root canals done and crowns, which were not so good. So he had replaced some older crowns and done a good job replacing older crowns as well.
I was very happy with the whole procedure of replacing crowns, older crowns, as well as doing new crowns in my mouth, because Dr. Handel was very thorough from the start, as far as fitting them properly. And he also offered to re-cement them if they came out. And at first we did some temporary cement to be sure they were properly fitted. As I said, once I think he returned a crown because it wasn't the exact shape that we had ordered.
Dr. Handel's office is very flexible and convenient. And when I had an issue where I had popped a crown out eating a piece of gummy candy, I called right away. And they were very accommodating at seeing me the next day. And Dr. Handel himself came to put the crown back in. And he actually was very thorough, more thorough than I thought. He did an X-ray to be sure, before he put it back in, everything was okay in the teeth next to the crown. And he did a great job putting it back in. It's still there.
We use crowns to:
- Mend cracked or broken teeth
- Hide stained teeth, misshapen teeth, and other cosmetic imperfections
- Repair severely decayed teeth
- Protect a tooth from reinfection following a root canal
- Replace lost teeth, when used with a dental implant or as part of a dental bridge
To see if a crown or bridge can restore your smile, call 610-227-6143. Remember, we offer a lifetime guarantee for our treatments! You can schedule appointments as early as 8 a.m., so it’s easy to see us before work or school. We offer Friday appointments too.
Enjoy a Natural Look With Porcelain CrownsLynda H on Crowns Read Transcript
The whole process with getting any restorative work as far as something like a crown or something major, you always know up front what's going to happen, what's going on, what it's going to cost, what your portion is, what your insurance will pay. It's always very, very clear. I love that. There are no surprises here. Everything is very up front. For me, I really appreciate that.
With the crowns, they're pretty speedy comparatively. You end up with a temporary on for maybe a week or two, and then the new one comes in. I think they must use the best labs out there because I have never had a problem with a crown. They fit perfectly. There might be a little adjustment that Dr. Handel will do, and then you're out the door, no problems.
Many practices use metal crowns. While they are sometimes covered with a layer of porcelain or other material, you’ll still have a tell-tale dark line at your gums. We use metal-free porcelain crowns. We carefully match them to your other teeth, so they blend in easily with the rest of your smile. Durable, stain-resistant porcelain offers other advantages too. It is:
- Easier on Your Mouth – Porcelain is less likely to cause gum irritation and/or recession.
- Easier on the Rest of You Too – Metal crowns are more likely to cause an allergic reaction than porcelain crowns. Metal restorations also expose your body to mercury, a substance found to be potentially dangerous in several studies.
Replace Missing Teeth With a Dental Bridge
A dental bridge can replace one tooth or several adjacent teeth. We create the bridge with lifelike replacement teeth that we attach to crowns on either side of the gap in your smile. To avoid the need to drill into healthy teeth, we can anchor the bridge to dental implants. Whether your bridge is supported by your own teeth or by implants, you won’t need to remove it for cleaning.
For dental crowns and bridges in Wayne, call 610-227-6143.