Drs. Skowron & Curtin
Discover Your Dream Smile
It’s never too late to rejuvenate your smile. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, several teeth, or all of them, we have solutions for you. We understand how important your smile is and make it our mission to provide crowns and dental restorations that exceed your expectations. Discover how we can change your smile.
A crown is a dental restoration used to cover and strengthen a damaged tooth. They are also used as the prosthetic teeth for dental implants and to secure dental bridges. Sometimes called a dental cap, a crown can be made from a variety of materials. They are built to last and are designed to restore both the function and aesthetics of your smile.
Dental bridges are used when one or more teeth are missing. They are a great option that restores the look, function, and feel of your smile. Most bridges are attached to neighboring teeth for support. Removable bridges can be taken out by the patient for cleaning, while fixed bridges can only be removed by a dentist.
Dental implants are an innovative way to replace missing teeth. They restore your smile from root to crown and are incredibly long-lasting. While the implant itself can last a lifetime, the prosthetic tooth usually needs to be replaced about every ten years or so. We can restore implant prostheses whether you have a single implant, an implant-supported bridge, or an overdenture.
FAQs About Crowns & Bridges
Can I whiten a dental crown?
Your dental crown can’t be whitened because it it make of porcelein material that doesn’t change color.
If your crown is shining whiter than your natural teeth, you can whiten your smile to match your crown instead. We can offer a teeth whitening treatment for you to do.
How much do crowns cost?
Dental crowns range depending on the type material used for the crown. A portion of the cost of a dental crown is typically covered by insurance, but we suggest you check with your dental insurance company to see the exact amount.
How long does a dental crown last?
The lifetime of a dental crown generally lasts 15 years before it needs to be replaced. However, with excellent dental care and regular check-ups, they can potentially last up to 30 years.
How much is a dental bridge?
The cost of a dental bridge varies, but it’s a very affordable tooth replacement option compared to alternative treatments. Insurance will typically cover a portion of the treatment, which lowers the overall cost significantly.
During your initial consultation, we can get a better estimate on the cost of your treatment based on your dental exam and which solution we choose is best for you.
What's the difference between a temporary bridge and permanent one?
We’ll place a temporary bridge to protect your teeth while your unique permanent bridge is made at a dental lab.
Once your permanent bridge is ready, you’ll return to our office to have it fitted, adjusted and cemented to your prepared teeth.
How long will my dental bridge last?
Dental bridges can last anywhere from five to 15 years. With superb oral hygiene and regular checkups, your bridge has the potential of lasting even longer.
Renew Your Smile
There’s no better feeling than seeing a patient smile after their teeth are restored. Your smile plays such an important role in your life, and we want you to enjoy the freedom to show it off without a second thought. Schedule your next visit with Dr. Skowron or Dr. Curtin today and get back on the path to your ideal smile.