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Crowns & Bridges


Benefits of Crowns

  • Crowns provide protection and support to damaged or weakened teeth, preventing further deterioration.
  • High-quality materials like porcelain and ceramic are used for crowns, ensuring a lifelike and aesthetically pleasing appearance that matches your natural teeth.
  • Crowns restore the functionality of a tooth, allowing for normal chewing and biting.
  • Crowns can be used to address various dental issues, including decay, fractures, root canal-treated teeth, and cosmetic concerns.

Crowns and bridges are fundamental components of restorative dentistry, and at Light Dental Studios, we are dedicated to providing our patients with high-quality, custom solutions to restore their oral health and smiles.

Dental Crowns

Crowns, also known as dental caps, are used to cover and protect a damaged or weakened tooth. Bridges, on the other hand, are used to replace one or more missing teeth by anchoring artificial teeth, known as pontics, between adjacent healthy teeth.

Dental crowns are an incredibly versatile and effective solution for a wide range of dental issues. They are custom-designed to fit snugly over the existing tooth, restoring its strength, function, and appearance. Crowns are commonly used to repair teeth that have suffered extensive decay, fractures, or trauma. They can also be employed to cover and protect teeth following root canal treatment or to enhance the appearance of misshapen or discolored teeth.

At Light Dental Studios, we take pride in offering crowns made from the highest quality materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal-free options. These materials not only provide exceptional strength but also offer a natural and lifelike appearance, ensuring that your restored tooth blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges
Dental bridges, on the other hand, are an ideal solution for patients who have one or more adjacent missing teeth.

Bridges consist of one or more pontics, which are carefully crafted to match the shape and color of your natural teeth. These pontics are anchored in place by dental crowns that are placed over the healthy teeth on either side of the gap. This creates a sturdy and functional bridge that restores your ability to chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

At Light Dental Studios, we understand that both crowns and bridges play a crucial role in maintaining oral health and overall well-being.

Our experienced dental professionals take a personalized approach to ensure that your crowns and bridges are tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic preferences. We use advanced technology and materials to ensure a precise fit and long-lasting results.

With our custom crowns and bridges, you can enjoy the benefits of a restored and beautiful smile, as well as improved oral function and health.

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Frequently Asked Questions


General Information

Do I need a referral from my regular dentist to access in-house specialty services at Light Dental Studios?
No, you do not typically need a referral. You can directly schedule an appointment with our in-house specialists for consultations and treatments.
What are the advantages of choosing in-house specialty services at Light Dental Studios over external providers?
Our in-house specialties offer convenience, coordinated care, and a familiar, comfortable environment. You can receive comprehensive dental services from a trusted team under one roof.
What areas do you serve?
Can I request a consultation or learn more about in-house specialties at Light Dental Studios online?
Yes, you can easily request a consultation or find more information about our in-house specialties on our website or by contacting our office.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants, and how do they differ from other tooth replacement options?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of biocompatible materials like titanium. They are surgically placed in the jawbone to support crowns, bridges, or dentures. Unlike other options, implants offer superior stability, durability, and a natural appearance.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. They are known for their durability and longevity.
Do dental implants require special care compared to natural teeth?
Dental implants should be cared for like natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. There is no need for additional maintenance.

Root Canals

Is a root canal on a molar tooth more complicated or painful than on other teeth?
Molar root canals may take longer due to the complexity of the tooth's structure, but they are not necessarily more painful. Modern techniques and anesthesia make root canals on molars relatively comfortable procedures.
What is the alternative to a root canal if I have severe tooth pain or infection?
Root canal therapy is often the best option to save a tooth with severe pain or infection. Extraction is an alternative but should be considered as a last resort.
How long does it take to recover after a root canal treatment?
Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after a root canal, but some may experience mild discomfort for a few days. Full recovery typically occurs within a week.

Crowns & Bridges

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges for damaged or missing teeth?
Crowns restore damaged teeth, providing strength and a natural appearance. Bridges replace missing teeth, preventing adjacent teeth from shifting and restoring normal oral function.
How long does it take to get a crown or bridge?
The process typically involves two appointments: one for preparation and impressions and another for placement. It may take a few weeks to manufacture the custom restoration.


What are the options for dentures, and how do they differ from one another?
Full dentures replace all teeth in an arch, while partial dentures replace multiple missing teeth in a partial arch. Denture options include traditional removable dentures and implant-supported dentures for added stability.
How do I care for my dentures to ensure they remain in good condition?
Dentures should be removed nightly, cleaned, and soaked in a denture solution. Regular check-ups with your dentist are essential to ensure a proper fit.

Composite Fillings

What are composite fillings, and why are they preferred over amalgam (silver) fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth-colored restorations made of resin and glass particles. They blend seamlessly with natural teeth, are mercury-free, and require less removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings.
Are composite fillings as durable as amalgam fillings?
Composite fillings are highly durable and suitable for most cavities. They bond directly to the tooth, offering long-lasting results.

Disclaimer: Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with our doctors for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your or your child's specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our office.


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