Smile Makeover: Crowns, Veneers and Bridges

crowns, veneers and bridges

“Change your smile and it will change your life!”

Carlson Dental Group is a leader in cosmetic dentistry. We not only offer advanced procedures, such as dental implants, but also routine cosmetic dental services to help improve your appearance and smile. If you are self-conscious or ashamed of your teeth, don’t hide; let our cosmetic dental experts help! Our dentists will work with you one-on-one to determine which procedures may be best for you.


When a tooth is cracked, decayed, or damaged, a crown may be needed to help prevent additional damage. A crown is a permanent covering that fits over the original tooth and preserves its function in the mouth. Crowns can be made of porcelain, gold and other materials. Porcelain crowns typically have the most realistic appearance. Crowns can also be used to enhance your smile, by whitening, reshaping and realigning existing teeth.


A bridge is a device used to replace the space where a tooth has been removed. A typical bridge consists of a pontic (filler tooth) that is attached to two surrounding crowns (called abutments). Once complete, this bridge structure is bonded into the mouth. Without the use of a bridge, gaps in the mouth where natural teeth are missing can cause multiple teeth to shift, leading to occlusion (biting) and/or jaw problems, and triggering periodontal disease. Bridges safeguard the integrity of existing teeth and help maintain a healthy, vibrant smile.


A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that is cemented on the tooth to improve its appearance. A minimal amount of tooth structure is removed from the front surface of the tooth and then the veneer is bonded onto the tooth. It is one of the simplest ways to improve the esthetics of your smile!

To learn more about these affordable, cosmetic dental solutions, please contact our office and schedule an appointment with one of our caring, professional dentists.

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