Crowns And Bridges

Able Dental Care -  - General Dentist

Able Dental Care

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Phoenix, AZ

Crowns and bridges can help restore your bright, natural smile when you have missing or damaged teeth. Michael Muscato, DDS, of Able Dental Care, offers quality dental restorations to men, women, and children in Phoenix, Arizona. If you need a crown or a bridge, call or schedule an appointment online today

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are dental crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that help you protect and regain your natural smile when you have missing or severely damaged teeth. A crown is a piece of metal, plastic, ceramic, or porcelain placed as a protective covering over a weakened, broken, or damaged tooth. Dr. Muscato also uses a type of crown for dental implants. 

A dental bridge is an appliance that the team at Able Dental Care anchors to surrounding teeth or dental implants and holds one or more color-matched false teeth The purpose crowns and bridges is to:

  • Protect healthy teeth from damage
  • Avoid misalignment or shifting bite
  • Protect your ability to eat and speak effectively
  • Ensure equal bite distribution
  • Regain your confidence in your smile

If you need a crown or a bridge, Dr. Muscato and his team are highly qualified and equipped to create the most natural-looking restorations in as little time as possible.  


Why do I need a crown or a bridge?

Dr. Muscato may recommend you get a crown or a bridge if you have one or more missing or damaged teeth due to:

  • Tooth decay or cavities
  • Periodontal disease
  • Bone loss or infection
  • Missing teeth
  • Traumatic tooth loss
  • Broken or deformed teeth

Crowns or bridges may be part of your personalized treatment plan after a comprehensive oral assessment, dental X-rays, and personal consultation. Able Dental Care welcomes walk-in appointments to begin restoring your smile using a crown or bridge. 


What does getting a crown or bridge entail?

Traditionally, getting a crown or a bridge takes several appointments and a lot of time. Able Dental Care offers customized bridges and porcelain crowns in as little as one week.

During your initial visit, the team takes digital X-rays, creates dental impressions and determines the best materials for your crown or bridge. They craft your customized restoration right in the office and digital color-matching to ensure your restorations look as much like your natural teeth as possible.

Two or more appointments are typically necessary, one or more to prepare your mouth and one to place your new restoration. If you have an infection, inflamed gums, or need a tooth extraction, you may need additional time to heal before having your restoration placed.

To restore your smile using a crown or bridge, walk in, call or schedule an appointment online with Able Dental Care today.