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Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry
Hastings & Havlik Family Dentistry
The whole staff theme at a Christmas party The Hastings family at the dental office Dr. Myles Hastings and Dr. Bill Havlik installing a sign Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Bill Havlik A group around a dentistry-themed parade float A child and a dental hygienist smiling after tooth cleaning A child in a dentistry-themed parade float Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Myles Hastings using toothbrushes as lightsabers Dr. Myles Hastings giving a training A Halloween presentation at the dentist's office

Same-Day Crown(s) and Bridge

Traditionally getting a dental crown consisted of two or more visits, the preparation/impression appointment followed by the try-in/delivery appointment. Now in our office we are able to forego gooey impression material by utilizing a digital a scanning impression and then able to fabricate the restoration in office using a CAD/CAM milling unit to deliver the crown all in one visit.

We are excited to offer convenient procedure and will even let you watch your crown be designed and made.

Crowns and bridges are used to restore and enhance teeth that are damaged, or to take the place of missing teeth. A crown, also referred to as a cap, is used to entirely cover a damaged tooth. A crown not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth's appearance, shape and alignment.

Crowns may be used to:

  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment

A bridge is an ideal method to fill the space created by missing teeth. A bridge is one or more artificial teeth that are cemented into place using the teeth on either side for support, hence the name. This is an option for filling the space created by a missing tooth. A bridge replaces the missing tooth, both functionally and cosmetically. Bridge work is as much an art as it is an exact science. The materials used may be gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and/or esthetics.