Dental Crowns & Bridges

Dr. Cantu, and his staff at Crown Dental are highly trained in treating broken, discolored, missing, or decaying teeth with crowns and bridges. These durable covers fit seamlessly over the whole tooth and can strengthen weak teeth, especially in a dental bridge or after a root canal.

Some crowns and bridges are made from metal - like gold, nickel, or steel - and provide greater durability to the tooth, while some are made from porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic and look like natural teeth.

During a consultation, Dr. Cantu or his staff will discuss crown and bridge options with each patient to find the most ideal fit based on their needs.

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Dental crowns & bridges can treat broken, discolored, missing or decayed teeth.
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A dental crown offers full coverage for a single damaged tooth whereas a dental bridge replaces a missing tooth by anchoring to adjacent teeth.

With a bridge, a false tooth, or pontic, is supported by 2 or more attached crowns that are placed over the surrounding teeth. These surrounding teeth, or abutment teeth, anchor the false tooth in the correct position so that biting and chewing do not loosen it.

Aside from the traditional bridge described above, Crown Dental also offers other options to fix gaps.

Cantilever bridges are when one or more crowns support a false tooth on just one side.

Maryland bridges are when wings or framework attached to the natural teeth support the false tooth.

Or if a bridge isn't an option, dental implants may also be utilized to replace missing teeth.

A dental crown or bridge usually takes two appointments to complete.

During the first appointment, Dr. Cantu will prepare the tooth for the crown, take impressions of the tooth for the permanent crown, and place a temporary crown over the tooth to protect it.

The impressions are sent to a dental laboratory where a customized crown(s) or bridge will be created for the patient.

Once the restorations arrive back at our office, the patient can schedule an appointment to have their new crown(s) or bridge fitted and set by Dr. Cantu. 

Patients do not usually have any pain after a crown or bridge is placed, but some patients experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity.

Depending on the material, crowns can last from 7 – 40 years. Patients can extend the life of their crown by practicing good oral hygiene and visiting Crown Dental for regular exams and cleanings.

If oral health is neglected, the tooth under the crown may develop a cavity or infection that will require more extensive treatment, like a root canal.

The total cost of a dental crown will depend on the materials used, as well as the number of teeth treated, their condition, size, and location.

Porcelain over metal crowns are about $500 - $1,500 per tooth. Metal crowns costs from $600 - $2,500. All-porcelain crowns are usually about $800 - $3,000 per tooth.

A traditional or cantilever bridge starts at $1,500 and can be over $12,000. A Maryland bridge is $1,000 – $2,500. Most dental insurance carriers will cover some or part of the cost of the bridge.

We will go over the estimated costs and financing options during the patient’s consultation and the front office can check with the patient’s insurance to determine if any of their costs are covered.

Before & After Dental Crowns & Bridges

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Smile Makeover Tricities Cosmetic Dentist transforms smile West Richland Dentist

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Dr. Cantu West Richland Cosmetic Dentist enhances smile with veneers for patient

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Tricities cosmetic dentist replaces missing front tooth with resin dental bridge

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Smile Makeover for patient in Tricities wa. Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Cantu

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Tricities Dentist completes a Dental bridge for missing tooth. West Richland

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.


As a person, who pretty scared of the dentist due to bad experience this was the right place for me. Dr. Cantu and his staff took the time to explain everything to me when I had a tooth needing a crown. They were understanding and took things at my pace so I would not freak out. One thing I especially appreciate about the practice is that they focus on you and not running between multiple patients.


I’ve been to many dentists in my adult life and no one I mean NO ONE beats Crown Dental!! Dr. Cantu and his staff are beyond amazing. I struggled with insecurities with my teeth and smile and I can’t express how happy I am that Dr. Cantu gave me my confidence back. I’ve seen cosmetic dentists in the past and they couldn’t even come close to the thorough amazing job that Dr. Cantu did!! He shows compassion in his work treats you as if you are a personal friend. If you are struggling with insecurities and looking to get veneers or crowns I promise you no one will do a better job then Dr. Cantu he “fixed” what the other cosmetic dentist couldn’t get right. Thank you Crown Dental and thank you, Dr. Cantu, for truly caring about your patients.