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Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a custom-made cap that covers and protects a damaged tooth while restoring its strength and appearance. It's like a tailor-made armor for your tooth, ensuring its longevity and functionality.

Getting Your Crown: Step By Step

  1. Consultation: During your initial visit, we assess your tooth's condition and discuss your treatment plan, ensuring that a crown is the best solution for your needs.
  2. Preparation: The damaged tooth is gently reshaped to create space for the crown. We then take precise impressions to ensure a perfect fit.
  3. Temporary Crown: While your permanent crown is being crafted, we place a temporary crown to protect your tooth and maintain your comfort.
  4. Custom Fabrication: Using advanced technology, a dental lab creates your custom crown to match your natural teeth's color, size, and shape.
  5. Placement: Once your permanent crown is ready, we remove the temporary crown and bond the new one in place. We ensure it fits seamlessly and functions naturally.
  6. Final Adjustments: We make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite and smile are comfortable and harmonious.
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Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is a solution for missing teeth that consists of one or more artificial teeth anchored by neighboring natural teeth or implants. It "bridges" the gap left by missing teeth, restoring your smile's integrity and function.

Getting Your Bridge: Step By Step

  1. Evaluation: During your consultation, we assess your oral health and determine whether a bridge is the ideal solution for your missing teeth.
  2. Preparation: If the adjacent teeth are healthy, we reshape them slightly to accommodate the bridge. Impressions are taken for precise bridge fabrication.
  3. Temporary Bridge: A temporary bridge is placed to protect the exposed area while your permanent bridge is being crafted.
  4. Custom Design: Skilled dental technicians craft your custom bridge, ensuring it matches your natural teeth and fits comfortably.
  5. Placement: Once your permanent bridge is ready, we remove the temporary one and carefully bond the new bridge in place.
  6. Adjustments: We ensure your bridge fits perfectly, making any necessary adjustments for a comfortable bite and a confident smile.
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Why You Want to Repair or Replace Damaged or Missing Teeth with a Crown or Bridge

When it comes to your oral health, making informed decisions is crucial. Whether you're dealing with a weakened tooth or a gap in your smile, here are the top three reasons to consider the transformative power of a crown or bridge:

Restored Functionality for Everyday Life

Damaged or missing teeth can significantly impact your ability to chew, speak, and enjoy life's simple pleasures. Opting for a crown or bridge allows you to reclaim the functionality of your teeth, making it easier to savor your favorite foods, communicate clearly, and maintain proper oral hygiene.

The restoration of normal function not only enhances your quality of life but also ensures that you can confidently participate in social interactions without any worries.

Preservation of Oral Health and Alignment

Teeth are interconnected components of a delicate system. When a tooth is damaged or missing, it can disrupt the harmony of your bite, causing adjacent teeth to shift and affecting your overall oral health. A crown or bridge not only fills the gap but also helps maintain the alignment of your teeth.

By preventing neighboring teeth from moving into the empty space, you safeguard your bite's stability and contribute to the long-term health of your entire mouth.

Boosted Confidence and Self-Esteem

Your smile is a powerful tool that communicates self-assurance and positivity. Damaged or missing teeth can lead to self-consciousness and a diminished sense of self-esteem. Repairing or replacing these teeth with a crown or bridge not only restores your smile's aesthetics but also rejuvenates your confidence.

With a complete and beautiful smile, you'll find yourself more willing to express yourself, engage with others, and face new opportunities with renewed self-assuredness.

Book Your Visit Today

Whether you're considering a crown to protect a damaged tooth or a bridge to replace missing teeth, our skilled team is here to guide you through every step. We believe that a healthy, complete smile is within reach – schedule your consultation today!
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Dr. Brandon Sims


Meet Your Caring Smile Expert

Your smile is the reason for everything we do! We believe in open communication and informed decision-making, so you can trust that we'll guide you every step of the way.

A Legacy of Trust and Longevity

Lakeside Smiles has been a staple in the community for years, and we're thrilled to continue this legacy of trust. Our commitment to delivering outstanding dental care remains unwavering! Your comfort and satisfaction are at the heart of everything we do.

Your Family's Well-being is Our Priority

We understand the importance of a welcoming environment for your family's dental needs. Our team goes the extra mile to create a relaxed atmosphere where patients of all ages feel at ease. Dr. Brandon Sims is here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the best care possible.

Experience the Lakeside Smiles Difference

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Advanced Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do crowns and bridges last?

With proper care and maintenance, crowns and bridges can last for many years, often a decade or more. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene practices play a crucial role in their longevity.

Is the crown or bridge procedure painful?

No, the procedure is not painful. Local anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort during the process. We also offer sedation options for your relaxation. Some mild discomfort might be experienced after the procedure, but it is usually temporary.

What is the process of getting a crown?

The crown placement process involves preparation of the tooth, taking impressions, crafting the custom crown, and bonding it to the prepared tooth. Our team ensures your comfort at every step.

How is a bridge different from a crown?

While both restore teeth, a crown covers a single tooth, whereas a bridge replaces one or more missing teeth. Bridges are anchored to adjacent teeth or implants and "bridge" the gap created by missing teeth.

Can I eat normally with crowns and bridges?

Yes, once you're accustomed to your new crown or bridge, you can enjoy most foods without restrictions. However, it's advisable to avoid extremely hard or sticky foods that could potentially damage your restoration.

Are crowns and bridges noticeable?

Modern dental technology allows us to create crowns and bridges that closely match the color and appearance of your natural teeth. They are designed to be discreet, blending seamlessly with your smile.

Do I need special care for my crown or bridge?

Caring for your crown or bridge is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and regular checkups to ensure their longevity.

Can crowns and bridges be replaced if needed?

Yes, if your crown or bridge becomes damaged or requires replacement over time, our skilled team can assess the situation and recommend appropriate solutions to restore your smile's health and beauty.

Can crowns and bridges be replaced if needed?

Yes, if your crown or bridge becomes damaged or requires replacement over time, our skilled team can assess the situation and recommend appropriate solutions to restore your smile's health and beauty.

Are crowns and bridges covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance plans offer coverage for crowns and bridges, especially if they are deemed necessary for your oral health. Our team can assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and maximizing your coverage.

Is there an alternative to bridges if I have missing teeth?

Yes, dental implants are an alternative to bridges for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants provide a secure and permanent solution that mimics the look and function of natural teeth.

Most Insurances Accepted Here

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United Healthcare
TRICARE Dental Program (TDP)
United Healthcare Global (Inside U.S.)
United Healthcare Community Plan
United Concordia - Tricare Dental Plan
United Concordia - Federal Employees Program
UFT Welfare Fund
United Concordia (Encounters)
United Concordia - Dental Plus - PA Blue Shield
United Concordia Companies, Inc.
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Virginia
Trigon - Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Colorado
Tricare Retiree Dental Program
Tricare Active Reservists
Standard Insurance Co. of New York
Sun Life Financial (United Concordia)
Skygen USA
Standard Insurance
Securian/Patriot Dental
Securian Dental
Reliance Standard Life
Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon (out of State Providers)
Public Employee Health Program (PEHP)
PrimeCare, Wisconsin State and Federal Employees and Medicaid
Physicians Mutual (Dental)
Oklahoma DRS Doc
Phoenix Health Plans (DentaQuest)
Medicaid of Wisconsin - DentaQuest
North Dakota Dental Service
Minnesota Blue Cross Dental (UCCI)
Medicaid of Wisconsin, PrimeCare
Medicaid of Wisconsin, Humana / TDC
Medicaid of Washington
Medicaid of Virginia, HealthKeepers Plus
Medicaid of Texas - DentaQuest
Medicaid of Utah
Medicaid of Texas - MCNA
Medicaid of Tennessee, BlueCare
Medicaid of New York
Medicaid of Minnesota
Medicaid of Indiana
Medicaid of Michigan
Medicaid of Connecticut
Medicaid of Alabama
HealthScope Benefits
Managed DentalGuard
Managed Care of North America, Inc. (MCNA)
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 38 Health & Welfare Fund
Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund
Humana Specialty Benefits State of Florida Dental
Humana Specialty Benefits Florida Healthy Kids Dental
Humana CompBenefits Federal Plan Dental
Hershey Healthsmile
Healthsource Provident
HealthScope Benefits (Tribute Health Plan)
HealthScope Benefits/ Morris Associates
HealthScope Benefits / EHC Repricing
HealthScope Benefits/ACPMO
HealthChoice Oklahoma
Healthcare Highways
HDS Medicaid
Hawaii Dental Service
Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Golden West Dental
Florida Combined Life (Dental)
First Reliance Standard
Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Direct Dental Administrators, Inc.
Dental Guard Preferred
Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators
DentaQuest - Government
DeltaCare USA - Encounters
Delta Dental - Tricare Retiree
Delta Dental of West Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington DC
Delta Dental of Virginia
Delta Dental of Washington
Delta Dental of Rhode Island
Delta Dental of Tennessee
Delta Dental of South Carolina
Delta Dental of Puerto Rico
Delta Dental of Pennsylvania
Delta Dental of Oklahoma
Delta Dental of Ohio
Delta Dental of North Dakota
Delta Dental of North Carolina
Delta Dental of Minnesota
Delta Dental of New York
Delta Dental of New Jersey
Delta Dental of New Mexico
Delta Dental of Nebraska
Delta Dental of Missouri
United Healthcare
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Delta Dental of Tennessee
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