Crowns & Bridges

When a damaged tooth goes beyond the repair of a filling, a dental crown or bridge may be necessary. Dr. Wayne G. Suway may recommend one of these restorative options if you have a decayed, weak, broken, or missing tooth. With over 30 years of experience in restorative dentistry, he has placed thousands of dental crowns and bridges to improve and strengthen patients’ smiles. If you are in need of a crown or bridge, Dr. Suway will work closely with you to ultimately choose the best option for your smile.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns, also known as caps, fully cover the visible portion of a tooth to protect and strengthen it. Typically, a tooth that is decayed, cracked, misaligned, or broken down by large fillings would benefit from a crown. By completely covering the tooth with a dental crown, Dr. Suway is able to help prevent further damage from occurring.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Once crowns have been established as the best solution for your dental needs, you will receive custom-made caps to promote a lifetime of dental health. The following are key benefits dental crowns can offer:

You may need a crown because of:

  • Eliminate pain from damaged teeth
  • Protect and strengthen weak teeth
  • Correct an uneven bite
  • Produce natural-looking results
  • Achieve a permanent solution

Dr. Suway strives to provide dental solutions that look and feel like your natural teeth. By covering or replacing your damaged teeth, he is able to restore the health of your smile with beautiful results.

The Dental Crown Procedure

To craft your customized crowns, Dr. Suway will perform a full oral examination, conduct digital x-rays, and photograph your mouth and jaw with our intraoral camera. Following these preliminary steps, an impression will be taken of your teeth, enabling Dr. Suway to create a working model of what your mouth will look like following the dental crown treatment. As a result, patients can provide input as to how they want their final smile to look.

Once the desired results are displayed on the model, Dr. Suway can begin with the treatment. While some procedures can be completed in one visit, others could require you to return. If this is the case, Dr. Suway will provide you with temporary crowns that look and function like natural teeth. In the meantime, the dental restoration models are sent to an outside lab to be created. If additional procedures – such as dental implants or extractions – are needed, Dr. Suway can perform them in our office as well.

Dental Bridges

For patients with missing teeth, Dr. Suway offers dental bridges to close the gap. With bridges, an artificial tooth can be fused to two or more supporting porcelain crowns to fill the empty space. When you are missing even one tooth, the rest of your teeth can shift which can alter the contour of your face, promote tooth decay, and cause pain from a misaligned bite. To prevent these resulting dental problems, it is crucial to fill the gap of missing teeth, and bridges are an effective way of doing so.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

By filling the space of a missing tooth, many future dental problems can be avoided. Dental bridges can offer the following benefits:

  • Support for adjacent teeth
  • Preservation of gum tissue
  • Retention of natural face contour
  • A natural look and feel
  • Durability when biting or chewing

Ultimately, dental bridges are an effective way to fill the spaces left by missing teeth and can prove to be a great alternative to more invasive dental procedures.

The Dental Bridge Treatment

Our cosmetic dentist custom designs all dental bridges to provide patients with the best fit. To begin the treatment, you will receive digital x-rays, impressions, and photographs of the area. From there Dr. Suway is able to prepare your teeth for your bridges and create temporaries for you to wear while the final bridges are being crafted at an outside lab. Once your final product is ready, Dr. Suway will replace your temporary bridges with the permanent ones. Following the procedure, you can experience the functionality and look of natural teeth.

Why Choose Dr. Suway for My Crowns & Bridges?

Dr. Suway has helped hundreds of patients restore their healthy smiles. Some have even described him as being a “perfectionist,” as he addresses every detail and personalizes every treatment to the patient’s needs. In the end, he will work closely with you to provide a smile that you are excited to show off!

Contact Dr. Wayne Suway

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and bridges, or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Suway, please contact our Crowns & Bridges Dentist today!

Wayne G. Suway, DDS, MAGD.

Our Patient Reviews

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 40 reviews

Missy Stone

I have known Dr. Suway for 30 years. My parents found him originally and made me a believer and life long friend and patient. In the years since, I have recommended my husband, son and friends. I would hear that going to the dentist was a fear of many people. I could never understand that because it was always a pleasure to come to Dr. Suway’s office. His staff are so professional, gentle and kind. It’s nice to see the same faces twice a year. You can tell they love working with him. I tell people that Dr. Suway gives the best shots – you can’t even feel a pinch. My son who hates needles, has no problem getting a shot for a filling. I love Dr. Suway’s personality. When you walk in the office you might hear him singing a country western song. I have porcelain veneers on my front teeth and am so thrilled. It’s been 10 years and they are still white and beautiful. He is an artist and perfectionist who loves to make people happy. I recommend Dr. Suway to become your dentist. He is a man of character and professionalism, yet down to earth. If you choose Dr. Suway, you’ll get an excellent dentist, but also a friend for life.

Dennis & Maria Liber

Dr. Suway is very relaxed and as a result we find that we are very relaxed as well. He takes the time to listen when we have concerns and he answers questions fully. We never feel like he is rushing from us to another patient. When we do need fillings, crowns or any other extensive work, he is concerned that we are comfortable and feeling no pain.

Nealean K. Austin

Through the years, we have found Dr. Suway to be a skillful perfectionist in all areas of his profession. He keeps abreast of and utilizes the latest dental techniques to improve and ensure the longevity of his patient’s teeth. He is a caring, personable professional who always greets his patients with a sincere, ready smile. Dr. Suway is also a ‘confidence booster.’ I say this because by the time I was 30 years old I was wearing dentures. He immediately recognized a self-conscious young wife, mother and professional who needed his professional help. His approach to boosting my confidence was through dental implants. At that time dental implants were a relatively new procedure. Dr. Suway carefully explained to me the advantages of dental implants and was proactive in working with my insurance provider to ensure that they understood the correlation between the required dental procedures and health plan benefits. I can smile with confidence forever because of Dr. Suway. Dr. Suway’s staff is a mirror image of his positive professionalism. They are always courteous, knowledgeable, efficient and personable. Appointments are scheduled at your convenience. You know that your time is valued because at the precise time of your appointment you are greeted, then immediately seen by either Dr. Suway or a hygienist. His work is outstanding and he is one of a kind.

Allison Lewis

My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Suway since 1988. Dr. Suway and his staff have provided us with state-of-the-art oral health care in a pleasant, friendly and compassionate environment for many years. Dr. Suway has done many procedures for me including root canals, crowns and a bridge. His work is beautiful. He is truly a perfectionist and that is exactly what I want in a dentist. I would never trust my smile to anyone other then Dr. Suway.