Don’t let an incomplete smile plague you for the rest of your life. Bloomington, MN dentist Dr. Weddell can repair your damaged teeth and replace your missing teeth with dental crowns and dental bridges. In his 30 years of experience, he’s helped many restorative dentistry patients just like you find joy in their smiles again.
Our Bloomington, MN dentist office is located minutes away from Penn Lake in the Penncrest building. Schedule your dental crowns and dental bridges Bloomington, MN area appointment with Weddell Dental by calling 952-679-1365.
Same-Day Dental CrownsDr. Weddell on crowns Read Transcript
The materials we use for crowns are solid porcelain, and the porcelains have improved and the strength is greater than the old ones that were a combination of metals and porcelain, and even the gold ones. They're stronger now, and because you don't have the metals in place—the cosmetics, the light transmission through there is so much improved. It looks wonderful now. With the digital impressions, using cameras to the impression material, we can make the crown right in the office. We can get it done. Patients have a little bit of a break where they can read a book or a magazine while the computer is working and functioning, but we can make the crown all in one day.
The cosmetics of it are beautiful. The function is beautiful. It's a wonderful way to treat people. It helps people's schedule to have one appointment rather than two appointments. People prefer that in many cases.
Top Bloomington, MN dentist Dr. Weddell has invested in CEREC same-day dental crown technology, so your crowns are made while you wait. Your dental crowns will be matched to the shade of your natural teeth for a smile that is consistent in color and overall appearance. If your dental crown needs any adjustments, we can make them in the moment instead of sending your dental crown back to a lab and waiting for the lab to return it to our dental office.
Dental crown is often used for replacement teeth on a dental bridge, but these versatile restorations can also be used to:
- Restore a dental implant
- Repair a cracked or broken tooth weakened by trauma
- Cover and strengthen a tooth after cavity or root canal treatment
- Correct the appearance of a misshapen or badly discolored tooth
A uses your healthy teeth to secure your replacement tooth or teeth. Porcelain dental crowns are used as the replacement teeth and are connected to crowns that we bond to your natural teeth for support. Your healthy teeth will need to be modified in preparation for your dental bridge. After your procedure, you’ll want to continue to care for your smile by:
- Flossing daily
- Brushing your teeth twice a day
- Visiting Dr. Weddell every six months
This will help maintain the health of your teeth supporting your dental bridges, so you can get the maximum number of years possible out of your tooth replacement option.
Other Options: Dentures & Dental Implants
If replacing your missing teeth with a dental bridge doesn’t sound like the right solution for you, or if you’re missing all or most of your teeth, you might be interested in dentures or dental implants.
Dentures are replacement teeth that are designed to look like your natural teeth and fit over your gums. Traditional dentures are held in place by your saliva or adhesive, while dental implant dentures use dental implants for a more secure hold.
Dental implants are often praised for their ability to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They bond with your jawbone, so you never have to worry about pastes or your replacement teeth coming loose. You do need to have a certain jawbone density to be a candidate for dental implants. During your consultation, Bloomington, MN dentist Dr. Weddell can further discuss your options with you.
Don’t despair – repair and replace your teeth with dental crowns and dental bridge in as little as one visit. To see an experienced Bloomington, MN dentist, schedule your appointment with Dr. Weddell at 952-679-1365, or use our easy online form.