Implants, Crowns, & Bridges

IMPLANTS, CROWNS, & BRIDGES

Implants, Crowns and Bridges are all procedures that require the combined expertise of Dr. Katie Hicks and a certified dental laboratory. We are proud to say that for these cases, we partner with a laboratory here in Tucson, ensuring high-quality restorations created to restore the aesthetics and functions of our patients’ smiles.

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  • Before-Implants
    After-Implants
    Before Implants After

Dental Implants

When a patient is faced with the unfortunate loss of a tooth, Dr. Hicks can provide peace of mind in replacing missing teeth with implants. Implants are surgically placed in the jaw by our team of specialists and then restored in our office with crowns, bridges, or dentures to restore the patient’s occlusion. Implants are the most natural and long-term tooth replacement option available and have the added health benefit of bone preservation.

Crowns

Crowns are restorations that are effective in restoring a tooth to its original shape, size, and function after it has become damaged or failed to properly develop. Crowns are made using several different materials including all porcelain/ceramic crowns (E-Max), Zirconia crowns, and Metals (gold alloy). When treatment planning a crown, Dr. Hicks will carefully evaluate your surrounding teeth and tissue to recommend the best material for the long term health of your smile.

  • Stainless Steel
  • Metals. (gold alloy, palladium, nickel, chromium)
  • Porcelain-Fused to Metal
  • All Resin
  • All Ceramic or All Porcelain
  • Temporary Crowns (usually made in our office)
  • Permanent Crowns (typically made in a dental lab)
  • Zirconia or Milled Crown
  • Before-Crowns
    After-Crowns
    Before Crowns After

Fill in the Gap with a Bridge

When a patient is not a candidate for an implant, a bridge may be recommended. Bridges are permanent restorations used to replace a missing tooth, bonding an artificial tooth (the pontic) with crowns placed on the adjacent teeth(abutments). Bridges can also be placed on implants to restore areas missing multiple teeth.

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