Dental Crowns and Bridges

We take lost and damaged teeth very seriously. Our crowns and bridges provide the restoration results you need to smile proudly and confidently.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are effective restorations when teeth are lost or damaged. Our crowns and bridges look natural and offer much-needed assistance with speaking and chewing. We ensure our restorations last as long as possible by using high-quality materials to provide exceptional performance.

We ensure your dental crowns and bridges blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and function like your natural teeth. At our office, we can make most crowns in a single day using our digital scanners and porcelain milling machine. You can watch your crown’s design and fabrication process before placing it. Two visits are required for dental veneers, bridges, and some crowns. In those cases, the first appointment takes impressions of your teeth, which are then sent to a laboratory for fabrication. We create temporary crowns in those cases for the time between your first and second appointment when your crown can be placed.

Dr. McKeever on Crowns and Bridges


  • What is a dental crown?

    A dental crown is a custom-made restoration that covers or “caps” a damaged, decayed, or flawed tooth, restoring it to its normal shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns are fabricated from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, composite resin, or a combination of materials.

    Dental crowns serve several purposes:

    • Protecting a weak tooth from breaking or holding together parts of a cracked tooth.
    • Restoring an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down.
    • Covering and supporting a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left.
    • Holding a dental bridge in place.
    • Covering misshapen or severely discolored teeth.
    • Capping a dental implant.
    • Improving the aesthetic appearance of a tooth.
  • What is a dental bridge?

    Dental bridges are used when a patient has lost one or more teeth. Their name refers to replacing one or more teeth by bridging the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or by using permanently installed precision metal mechanisms. At Highlands Ranch Smiles, we custom design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.

  • How do temporary dental crowns work?

    When going the traditional route, instead of same-day crowns, your dentist will need to shape the tooth base below where your dental crown is being placed to get the impression of your teeth correct for the permanent crown. This could leave your teeth vulnerable in the short period between the creation of the impression and the delivery of the crown. During this time, you will be given a temporary dental crown to make sure your tooth is protected during this period.

    When you return for the fitting appointment, the dentist will remove the temporary crown and fit your permanent crown or bridge to the base. Of course, this is unnecessary if a patient opts for the new process of same-day crowns offered at our office.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental crowns and bridges, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further. You can also schedule an appointment or see the other services we provide using the links below.

Highlands Ranch Smiles

9461 South University Boulevard
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
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Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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