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Kirkland, WA dentist describes dental crown and bridge procedures

Crown and Bridge Procedure WA

When patients need to replace or repair teeth, they may ask their Kirkland, WA area dentist about the procedures that can help bring their smile back to health. Two common procedures are:

  • Dental crowns
  • Dental bridges

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown is a ceramic restoration that covers the visible portion of the tooth. Ceramic is biocompatible with the body and is fabricated to match the natural appearance of tooth enamel. When done correctly, it blends in seamlessly with the dental arch and many patients cannot discern which tooth has the repair!

What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are made with dental crowns and false teeth called “pontics.” Also made of ceramic, this restoration is used for the replacement of missing teeth. Patients often consider dental bridges instead of dentures or dental implants. Bridges are more permanent than partial dentures, but less expensive than dental implants. This is a great middle-of-the-road option for patients and is often covered in part by dental insurance policies.

Why restore the smile?

It is essential that patients restore the smile when things go wrong. Whether patients have a broken tooth or a missing tooth, addressing the issue is necessary to maintain appearance and function. It also improves oral health, while allowing patients to be self-confident when they interact with others. They don’t have to worry about gaps between their teeth or broken enamel that can detract from an otherwise beautiful smile! Patients can ask their dentist about bridges, crowns, and other restorations available.

Contact the team of Kingsgate Dental!

Discuss appropriate treatments for your oral health and wellness with the team of professionals at Kingsgate Dental. Dr. Ann Kelley is here to help! Call (425) 385-0080 today for an appointment at 12308 NE 144th Street in the area of Kirkland, WA.


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Dr. Ann Kelley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. She highly values the comfort of her patients, and places the needs of the patient above her convenience. Her dental clinic is built to bring the best and most comfortable dental experience to all her patients. She builds relationships with her patients based on trust and always acts to safeguard this trust.

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Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review I have gone to Kingsgate Dental for about two years now, and every experience has been excellent. Dr. Kelley is very knowledgeable and very thorough with her analysis of the issues that I have faced with my teeth. The staff is polite and always happy to answer any questions that I have and give me pointers to improve my dental hygiene. I will continue to go to Kingsgate Dental/Dr Kelley for years to come.
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 - 5 Star Rating Review By Kathy W Dr. Kelley and her staff are a treasure. State of the art equipment, As a past Dental Administrator for a very large practice in Lynnwood, am soo happy to know that Dr. Kelley, her hygenists who have been there for over 20 years, are bar none the most indepth and through a cleaning as you would ever find. I have never felt more then a slight prick when getting novocaine. Between numbing the gum and gentle procedure they also offer nitroux, for us real scaredy cats. Music, neck pillows and blankets all make the experience truly enjoyable. I had gone too many years neglecting my teeth and found through Tammy, my hygenist and Dr. Kelley they were able to put together a plan to save the teeth they could and design partials for the ones I could not afford to save. I am a small business owner with no insurance and yet they came up with a plan that I am so happy with. I am without any infection, so much healthier and the partials Dr. Kelley designed are like a second skin. From Jackie and MaryAnn at the front desk to the assistants, hygenists and Dr. Kelley you will be in professional and caring hands. I recommend to all my family and friends.
Damen CReviews on Google
 - 5 Star Rating Review By dixy i Great experience. Dr. Kelley and her staff made me feel less anxious about the whole thing. Great job on the crown too! I've already recommended two friends! If I was staying in the Seattle area I'd definitely return.

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