Crowns and Bridges in Matthews, NC

Our team at Trailhead Advanced Dentistry is proud to invest in cutting edge technology to provide more convenient, comprehensive, and high-quality dental care. We are proud to offer high quality crowns and bridges for everyone in Matthews, NC and the surrounding area! Our team is committed to providing optimum oral health with a level of service to match.

What Is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped covering that is designed to rebuild and protect your natural tooth. It is one of the best options for treating severely damaged or cracked teeth. With a dental crown from Trailhead Advanced Dentistry, you can restore your smile, eliminate pain and discomfort, and reduce the risk of future complications related to your oral health.

You Need a Dental Crowns If You...

  • Want to strengthen worn down teeth - dental crowns can restore teeth that have been eroded by age, acidic degradation, or bruxism (tooth grinding). The tooth's structure and functionality are restored by the crown.
  • Want to address large cavities - a dental crown may be recommended to restore the function of a tooth and stop additional decay when it has a significant cavity that cannot be sufficiently filled.
  • Want to enhance longevity of your teeth - when natural teeth can be preserved, dental crowns can help restore damaged teeth by offering strong defense against decay, wear, and fractures.

Benefits of Implementing Dental Crowns

  • For teeth that are weak or brittle, crowns offer a layer of protection that stops more harm, fractures, or shattering. Large cavities, fissures, and teeth that have had root canal therapy all benefit greatly from this protection.
  • They can make teeth look better by hiding flaws including discoloration, chipping, fissures, or crooked teeth. They improve the overall looks of a smile since they are made to order to match the color, size, and form of natural teeth.
  • Also, crowns maintain a large amount of the original tooth structure, in contrast to certain dental restorations that necessitate substantial tooth extraction. This minimally intrusive method lowers the chance of subsequent tooth damage while also promoting oral health.

How It Works

Initial Consultation

To begin the process, you’ll come and see Dr. Reiter for a consultation. He will diagnose your oral health issues and help you decide if one or more dental crowns may be appropriate for your treatment.


Dr. Reiter will remove any decay or damage to the tooth while preparing it for the crown. This will ensure the longevity of the restoration and create the ideal shape for the final crown.


Once your tooth has been prepared, Dr. Reiter will take digital scans of your tooth and send this to a dental lab. A team of experienced technicians at the lab will use the latest technology to build a custom-fitted, durable crown. A temporary crown will be placed and a follow up appointment will be scheduled to complete your beautiful new crown.


Once your permanent crown arrives from the lab, you will come in for your final appointment. Dr. Reiter will gently remove your temporary crown and place your new crown to make sure it fits perfectly. Then, he will bond it into place permanently.

Dental Bridges

Missing a tooth? Not a candidate for implants or looking for an alternative? Dental bridges are an excellent treatment option for this! Neighboring teeth are prepared similarly to crowns and a finely-crafted final bridge is placed, filling in the missing space.

You Need a Dental Bridge If You...

  • Have missing teeth - if you have one or more missing teeth, a dental bridge can fill the gap and restore your smile's appearance and functionality.
  • Want to stop neighboring teeth from shifting - when a tooth is missing, neighboring teeth can shift into the space over time, leading to alignment issues. A dental bridge helps prevent this shifting and maintains proper tooth alignment.
  • Want to avoid bite problems - jaw misalignment and bite issues can result from missing teeth. By restoring the ideal bite relationship, a dental bridge enhances both the overall comfort and function of the teeth in your jaw.
  • Want to enhance speech - speech clarity can occasionally be affected by missing teeth. You can enhance your pronunciation and speech articulation by using a dental bridge to fill in the gaps.
  • Want to provide support for facial structure - dental bridges provide a better long-term alternative for tooth replacement than removable dentures because they are fixed.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Dental bridges fill the gap caused by missing teeth, providing normal chewing and biting functions. This restoration of functionality allows you to eat a diverse and balanced diet without discomfort or trouble.
  • Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw, which can affect the facial structure and lead to a sunken appearance. Dental bridges help preserve the natural shape and contour of the face by filling in gaps and providing support to the surrounding tissues.
  • To create a seamless and natural-looking smile, dental bridges are manufactured to precisely match the color, size, and shape of the original teeth. This cosmetic upgrade can increase self-esteem and enhance the appearance of the smile overall.

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