Dental Crowns & Bridges

Busy families and professionals in Hamilton Township don’t have time to be slowed down by broken, decayed, or missing teeth. At Gentle Hands Dental Care, we offer preventive services like dental exams and cleanings that keep your teeth and gums healthy and a step ahead of these types of problems.

But life happens, teeth break or get cavities, and you can easily lose a tooth to a sports injury or other trauma. That is when you should turn to Dr. Rae Van Natta for her expertise in designing high-quality dental crowns and bridges for our patients.

Personalized, High-Quality Dentistry

We recognize the unique individuality of each of our patients and understand that you want and deserve personalized solutions. We don’t practice cookie-cutter dentistry; in fact, here at Gentle Hands Dental Care, you may be surprised at the time Dr. Van Natta takes with each of her patients and how that benefits your dental care.

Repair Decayed and Broken Teeth

A tooth crown is a dental prosthetic that we recommend to strengthen a tooth that’s been weakened by trauma, decay, or infection that requires a root canal to treat. Dental fillings only go so far, and when the damage to a tooth is extensive, Dr. Van Natta will likely recommend a dental crown. 

Since a crown is a dental restoration that covers your entire tooth, it absorbs the chewing forces that would otherwise damage it in its weakened state. You can chew on the tooth again, and with Dr. Van Natta’s eye for artistry, our dental crown will look like a natural part of your smile.

We use only premium materials at our dental practice, and we design crowns using highly aesthetic porcelain, E-max, and zirconia. For teeth like molars that withstand excessive chewing forces, we also offer porcelain-fused-to-metal and gold crowns. 

Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth

Tooth loss can happen to anyone at any age. It can occur because of badly decayed teeth, advanced gum disease, or trauma from a sports injury or auto accident. 

You have several options for tooth replacement at our Hamilton, NJ dental office, and a dental bridge is an excellent choice. Patients who either aren’t a candidate for a dental implant or those who want a fast and affordable solution for missing teeth find dental bridges to be an excellent choice. 

A dental bridge is a prosthetic device that we recommend to replace one or two missing teeth in the same area of your mouth. The bridge spans the gap and places an artificial tooth in the open space, which is supported by dental crowns attached to adjacent teeth.

Getting a Dental Crown or Bridge

Crowns and bridges serve different purposes, but the process for getting them is similar and typically takes three to four weeks from start to finish. You’ll visit our office twice—once to take x-rays, impressions, plan your restoration, and place a temporary, and once to fit your new crown or bridge and cement it securely in place.

Need a Solution for a Broken or Missing Tooth?

You have plenty of solutions for restoring broken, decayed, or missing teeth and all you have to do to get started is to call our Hamilton, NJ dentist, Dr. Rae Van Natta, to schedule an appointment.

 We look forward to helping you!