Dental Crowns and Bridges
When patients at Kennedy Dental break a tooth, get a deep cavity, or lose a tooth, they know they can turn to our friendly team of professionals to get the help they need.
Our dental team understands that damaged, broken, or missing teeth take a toll on your comfort and confidence. Your oral health matters to us, but it's more about your teeth; we want you to have a healthy smile that allows you to live your fullest and best life.
Using high-quality restorations like all-porcelain dental crowns and bridges, our team of Bellevue, NE dentists and specialists will help you get back to smiling confidently again in no time.
How Are Dental Crowns Used?
A dental crown is a customized all-porcelain jacket that surrounds a damaged tooth like a little helmet to restore function and protect it from chewing forces. We would recommend a dental crown for you in any of the following cases:
- A broken tooth needs protection
- A cavity is too large for a filling
- A tooth needs protection after a root canal
- Restore function and appearance to a dental implant
If our Bellevue dentists believe a porcelain dental crown is an appropriate solution for you, we’ll help you understand why we recommend it.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Dental Crown?
In most cases, it takes about two to three weeks to design, fabricate, and place your new dental crown on your tooth. The process takes place over two visits to Kennedy Dental and goes like this:
First Crowns Visit – Prepare Your Tooth
Before we can place a dental crown on a broken tooth, we need to prepare the tooth by removing a layer of enamel. We then take impressions of the prepared tooth that we use to make a temporary crown, and a custom dental lab uses to fabricate your final crown.
Second Crowns Visit – Place Your New Crown
Your dental crown should be ready in about two weeks, and we’ll schedule an appointment at our Bellevue, NE dental office so we can remove your temporary, check your new custom crown for comfort and fit, and cement it securely on the tooth.
How Do Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth?
Our dentists would recommend a dental bridge if you are missing one or more teeth in the same area of your mouth. Designed to “bridge” the gap in your smile, our dentists attach dental crowns to anchor teeth on either side of the open space, and an artificial tooth is suspended between them to span the gap and complete your smile.
It’s essential to replace missing teeth right away, and dental bridges are an excellent solution for many of our Bellevue, NE patients. If the anchor teeth are not healthy and strong enough to support the bridge, however, we also offer dental implants and partial dentures to replace the missing tooth.
Call Us for Help with Decayed, Broken, or Missing Teeth
At Kennedy Dental, we’re a team of skilled and experienced general dentists and specialists who offer a wide array of services, including restorative treatments like dental crowns and bridges at our Bellevue, NE dental office.
Please call us at (402) 291-3535 to learn how we can help you smile again with confidence.