Dr. Dean E. Kois and Dr. Tara L. Kois have advanced training designing restorations using the best available materials and technologies. Whether you have a damaged or missing tooth, you’ll benefit from our extensive experience restoring functional and cosmetic issues with top-quality dental crowns and bridges in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA. Crowns are an excellent solution for damaged or decayed teeth and are used to protect weakened teeth that underwent a root canal. Dental bridges are a viable alternative to dental implants if you have a missing tooth or need one extracted. Dr. Dean and Tara Kois blend artistry and science for aesthetically pleasing and functional outcomes with dental bridges and dental crowns in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA.
Severe decay, cracks, and root canal therapy can compromise the strength of a tooth and cause pain. A dental crown completely surrounds the visible portion of your comprised natural tooth to strengthen it and reduce the risk of further complications. At your first appointment, we gently numb the tooth before cleaning out decay, prep it for the crown by shaping it, and take impressions. We partner only with top dental labs with highly-skilled technicians that employ fine craftsmanship to create beautiful porcelain crowns. This ensures that your crown will blend seamlessly with your natural teeth and fit perfectly. We create a fully functional temporary crown of acrylic until the final crown comes back from the lab and you return for your fitting. Dental crowns offer numerous advantages, including:
If you’ve lost a tooth and aren’t ready to commit to a dental implant, a dental bridge is your next best option. A dental bridge spans the gap that a missing tooth creates and attaches to your natural teeth on either side. The bridge includes an artificial tooth which is seamlessly anchored to your existing teeth for proper fit and alignment. The teeth adjacent to the artificial tooth require dental crowns to provide adequate support. With traditional bridges, we file the enamel off your anchor teeth and if they don’t already have crowns, prepare them for crowns. As with crowns, we only work with top dental labs to ensure your dental bridge is fabricated from the highest-quality materials and color-matched to look natural alongside your existing teeth. Once the restorations are ready, the bridge with the artificial tooth is attached to the crowned teeth. The benefits of dental bridges:
The cost of dental crowns and bridges varies based on the expertise of your dental professional, the geographic location of their practice, the materials used, and if an outside laboratory is used to fabricate the restorations. Most dental insurance providers offer at least partial coverage for dental crowns and bridges. We offer flexible payments with in-house financing and partner with a top-rated third-party financing companies to help you afford dental crowns and bridges in Seattle-South Lake Union, WA. Our team will provide a cost estimate based on the unique details of your case so you know what to expect before treatment starts.
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