Among dentists, there is a saying that giving patients beautiful dental crowns and bridges is like an art form. At Berthoud Dental Care, we are proud of every tooth replacement and restoration that we perform, and our dentist takes his time making sure that you love your new smile. We offer all-porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns to give our patients options that look more natural in their mouths.
Our dental crowns can last as long as 30 years or more, which means that our dentist takes each patient’s happiness and comfort seriously. He often prescribes dental crowns for their benefits, such as the ability to strengthen a tooth that is weakened after a root canal or a severe break. You may need a bridge if you have a missing tooth, and bridges are essentially a replacement tooth that is held in place by two crowns on the adjacent teeth.
One of the most significant sources of our pride is that we use several advanced forms of technology to make sure that every crown and bridge we place has a precise fit. A close fit over your tooth structure prevents problems that can occur with faulty restorations such as decay. One piece of technology that we use regularly is a high-powered microscope. Dr. Deschene uses the microscope to check the margins of the crowns to make sure that they fit perfectly along the gum line and are flush with your tooth structure. In addition to reducing the chances of decay, it also helps you to maintain your oral hygiene better so that you can prevent gum disease.
Dr. Deschene also uses electric handpieces to perform his work. This further helps him to create smooth interfaces between your current tooth structure and the new dental crown. Our patients also love that these handpieces make less noise and vibrations compared to older models. This allows them to relax in the chair and enjoy other perks of visiting our office, such as being encouraged to use your headphones to listen to music.
In most cases, our dental crowns and bridges are placed in two visits. During the first visit to our office, we identify the areas that need treatment and make sure that you understand precisely what will happen before, during, and after the procedure. Our dentist will then begin the process of preparing your tooth for the restoration. This usually involves taking impressions of your current teeth so that they can be used by our preferred lab to create the most natural-looking crown or bridge as possible. We also spend time matching the shade of your teeth to the color that we pick out for your final crown. Before you leave the office, we may also fit your tooth with a temporary dental crown that allows you to eat and smile until you receive the permanent restoration.
During your final visit, Dr. Deschene uses his advanced skills and technology to affix the restoration to your tooth structure permanently. This process is generally painless, and we can use an anesthetic to help keep you comfortable. Once the crown or bridge is placed, you can then go back to eating your favorite foods and smiling at everyone you meet.
Dr. Jim Deschene DDS has over 30 years of experience, and he welcomes both new and established patients to our clinic. When you visit our Berthoud office for a dental crown or bridge, he takes his time going over your options along with the methods he uses to keep you comfortable. Once your teeth are weakened or missing, choosing to cover or replace them with dental crowns and bridges allows you to enjoy smiling with the confidence that comes with having restorations that naturally blend in with the rest of your teeth.
Berthoud Dental Care
430 Bimson Ave
Berthoud, CO 80513