Dental Crowns & Bridges in Indianapolis
If you’re suffering from teeth that are injured, decayed, or even completely missing, our Indianapolis team wants to help you rebuild and revitalize your smile. With high-quality, customized restorations like crowns and bridges, Dr. Farthing and Dr. Tepner can give you back your oral strength and aesthetic quality here in Indianapolis, helping you to feel fully confident once more.
Crowns are designed to fit snugly and comfortably over teeth, effectively “capping” them off and protecting them from further harm. There are several situations where our team at Indianapolis Family Dentistry may recommend having a dental crown placed, such as:
- Significant tooth decay that can’t be successfully treated with just a filling
- Cracks or fractures in the tooth that need to be stabilized
- Areas of severe wear
- Restoring dental implants
- Rebuilding lost structure after a root canal procedure
- Purely cosmetic concerns
A dental crown can be crafted from several different kinds of materials, but our team will always use tooth-colored porcelain when possible so that patients can maintain a smile that looks healthy and natural. In most cases, Dr. Farthing and Dr. Tepner can complete your new crown in only two appointments. During the first one, we’ll carefully prepare your tooth and take detailed impressions so that we can ensure your new restoration is as precise and personalized as possible. A temporary crown will also be placed so that your tooth is protected. Once we receive the finished product, we’ll invite you back to our Indianapolis office so that we can securely place your new, permanent crown and confirm that you’re happy with the final result.
If you’re missing one or more teeth in a row, a bridge can be used as a sturdy and lifelike replacement solution as long as there are healthy teeth on either side of the gap. We simply use additional dental crowns as “anchors” that fit over these teeth, holding your brand-new restoration securely in place. This treatment option is often ideal for patients who are dissatisfied with the relative looseness of partial dentures and are interested in something sturdier. Contact Indianapolis Family Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with our dedicated staff.