Buxton Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Crowns & Bridges

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At Buxton Family Dental, we always welcome and encourage your questions. When you ask questions about things that concern you, you help us learn what is important to you, which allows us to provide personalized care that is right for your needs.

We have shared a few commonly asked questions here, but you may have some of your own. If so, please call our office at (970) 482-6333 or use our convenient online contact form.

Crowns & Bridges

While crowns are meant to last a very long time, this all depends on the way you treat the crown and use your teeth.  For example, someone who grinds their teeth can expect to replace the crown due to breakdown at some point in the future.  Many older crowns were "porcelain-fused-to-metal" crowns or simply referred to as a "PFM".  These crowns have a metal substructure with porcelain on top to appear like a natural tooth.  Over time the porcelain can weaken and chip away exposing the metal underneath.  If you have a crown that has broken down in some way its a simple procedure to remove the crown and replace it with a new crown made of the most modern materials.


A great smile can have a huge impact on your life. There are various ways to improve the color, shape or alignment of your teeth. Here are a few of the treatment options we offer here at Buxton Family Dental.

Teeth Whitening: Do your teeth seem naturally darker than other people's teeth? Have your teeth turned a darker color over the years? Do "whitening" toothpastes not seem to have any effect? This is often solved with a simple professional whitening treatment. Learn more about how we can brighten your smile here.

Bonding: If your teeth are minimally chipped, damaged or needing reshaped, cosmetic bonding is the quickest, most affordable and most conservative option. Using tooth-colored filling material your front teeth can be improved in just one visit.

Veneers: Veneers are more expensive, require removal of more tooth structure and take more time, but the result is a life-like, long-lasting smile. Veneers are custom made out of ceramic by a dental lab and replace the outer most layer of your visible teeth.

Crowns: If your teeth have had more significant damage from wear, cavities, etc. the above options may not provide enough strength. Full coverage crowns can achieve your cosmetic goals while reinforcing your teeth at the same time. These too are made by a dental lab and require more than one appointment.

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