Plaza Dental Group 515 612 7148  1089 Jordan Creek Pkwy #100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Crowns & Bridges

Restoring Your Smile in Des Moines, Iowa
Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges Des Moines, IA

Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges

Dentist Des Moines, Iowa

Crowns and bridges help restore a smile that has gaps in it. A person can feel more confident smiling and not worry that they will show their missing teeth.

What are Dental Crowns?

A crown is a covering that is placed over a damaged tooth in order to give it stability and to keep it from crumbling or breaking. Basically, a crown protects a tooth that has been affected by a crack, filling, decay, or cavity from breakage. Its job is to save a damaged tooth. Crowns give the damaged tooth the stability it needs to function close to a normal tooth, so the patient can chew and speak normally. Having the ability to chew is important for your digestion. And saving a tooth is important not only for a beautiful smile, but also to keep the mouth, the bone and tissues healthy.

Many people think that crowns are only used on back teeth, but that is because the majority of cavities form on back teeth. Crowns can be used on both front and back teeth. When you get a filling and a significant part of the tooth structure is missing, we put a crown over the tooth to prevent it from breaking down further.

Crowns are a common dental restoration used by the dentists at Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines, Iowa. They are used for a variety of reasons, but are most often utilized in order to protect a tooth from damage or to change the appearance of a tooth.

Dental crowns are made from porcelain and are made to cap the top of a natural tooth. Patients who have undergone root canal therapy will benefit from a dental crown, as it can be placed over the top. This is done to the tooth in order to keep it from cracking or chipping after the removal of the dental pulp, which causes the tooth itself to become brittle and more susceptible to damage. The same can occur with teeth that have extensive fillings and are no longer as strong as they once were. Additionally, crowns can be a wonderful alternative to porcelain veneers when it comes to covering a chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged tooth. Protecting the tooth, while still making it appear natural-looking and beautiful, is the primary function of a dental crown.

The dental crown procedure is quite simple. Dental crowns are placed over the top of a tooth once it has been filed down slightly and roughened in order to help it bond. Dental bond is then used on top of the tooth, and the crown is placed. This bond will essentially cement the crown to the top of the tooth in order to keep it in place for several years.

Dental crowns are a long-lasting restoration that can help give strength to damaged or weakened teeth, and is often the first consideration when looking to address teeth that have been compromised or damaged. The dental crown procedure is quick and easy, and can provide protection for a tooth for a decade or longer with proper care and maintenance.

The dentists at Plaza Dental Group in Des Moines have a primary focus on cosmetic dentistry and dental restorations to help restore and rejuvenate smiles.

What are Dental Bridges?

A bridge is used when a patient has one or more missing teeth. Basically, a bridge is a set of crowns that are connected together, and provide the same benefits as a single crown, to give stability and function. A dental bridge works the same way a bridge on a road would. There are two supports, which are the teeth next to the missing tooth. The bridge covers those supporting teeth and replaces the tooth or teeth in between. The missing teeth are replaced and supported so that the patient can chew and speak properly. The added support from the adjacent teeth gives the bridge the strength to function with the rest of the teeth and the mouth.

People wearing crowns and bridges have to take extra care when eating and cleaning their teeth. It is best to avoid chewing hard and sticky substances with teeth that have crowns or bridges on them, as they might crack or come off. You also need to clean properly underneath bridges in order to prevent bacteria from forming, which is vital in preventing cavities and decay.

Are you ready to take the next step?

Contact Plaza Dental Group today!

If you would like to know more about this treatment please call our friendly team on 515 612 7148 to discover more.

Read our reviews

Debora L.
Dr Colin Odland is the best! He is very knowledgeable, patient, kind and makes sure you are doing ok as he works. I highly recommend him, especially patients that have had bad experiences with dentists in the past.read more
Derek Z.
I just switched to Plaza because it’s closer to my work/home and I’d give them 100 stars if I could! My hygienist Talia had amazing attention to detail (and I’m known to be very particular) and Dr. Odland’s chairside manner was amazing. I don’t know why I didn’t come here sooner!read more
Barb L.
I had a great experience at Plaza Dental in West Des Moines. Lacey was the nicest person to work with. I had the Zoom whitening done and Lacey was excellent. She answered all my questions and explained everything in great detail. Thank you for a wonderful visit and my bright white teeth.read more
Shane K.
I had a great experience today at Plaza Dental Group! As you know- going to the dentist can always be nerve racking to many people. The staff was friendly and communicated well with me throughout the process!They even had one of their more seasoned and veteran staff members (Suzie) stop by just to say hi! Talk about a “day brightner” on a Monday morning! It was much appreciated!Plaza Dental Group is not just making my smile better, they are making my life better!#friendlyservice#feelslikefamily#newbffs!read more

Contact information

515 612 7148

Opening Hours

  • Monday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Sat-Sun Closed

Address

Plaza Dental Group. 1089 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Based on 165 reviews
Dr Colin Odland is the best! He is very knowledgeable, patient, kind and makes sure you are doing ok as he works. I highly recommend him, especially patients that have had bad experiences with dentists in the past.
Debora Lynn
Debora Lynn
I just switched to Plaza because it’s closer to my work/home and I’d give them 100 stars if I could! My hygienist Talia had amazing attention to detail (and I’m known to be very particular) and Dr. Odland’s chairside manner was amazing. I don’t know why I didn’t come here sooner!
Derek Zarn
Derek Zarn
I had a great experience at Plaza Dental in West Des Moines. Lacey was the nicest person to work with. I had the Zoom whitening done and Lacey was excellent. She answered all my questions and explained everything in great detail. Thank you for a wonderful visit and my bright white teeth.
Barb Lang
Barb Lang
I had a great experience today at Plaza Dental Group! As you know- going to the dentist can always be nerve racking to many people. The staff was friendly and communicated well with me throughout the process!They even had one of their more seasoned and veteran staff members (Suzie) stop by just to say hi! Talk about a “day brightner” on a Monday morning! It was much appreciated!Plaza Dental Group is not just making my smile better, they are making my life better!#friendlyservice#feelslikefamily#newbffs!read more
Shane Kennedy
Shane Kennedy
Susie does a great job. She makes sure I'm comfortable and makes sure I'm happy with service. Whole office is very professional and personable. Answers any questions and is straight forward about plans and payment options.
reaven 435
reaven 435
Huge shout out to Lacey! You really make going to the dentist less stressful with your positive energy and your desire to get to know your client on a personal level…Great job and thank you!
Scott Loecke
Scott Loecke
Great dental office in West DM! Susie was awesome and did great work, even let me pick the music! They obviously care about client experience here and I am glad to have found this gem of a dentist.
Jared Winkers
Jared Winkers
I’ve been so impressed and grateful for the care I’ve received at Plaza Dental! From cleanings to potential periodontal issues, Lacey and Dr. J have been on top of my progress. Highly educated, thorough, incredibly friendly, and patient-focused. I would highly recommend them!
Cynthia Shidler
Cynthia Shidler
The Plaza Dental staff is just the BEST! I always enjoy coming in for my cleanings and my Invisalign appointments. I always feel at home like I'm a part of the family. Thank you all for that. A big shoutout to Dr. Dietrich, Susan (Suzie), and Noel. I love you guys so much!!!! Thank you all for your contribution on this journey to a beautiful smile. Xoxo!!!!read more
Savion Solé
Savion Solé
My experience was amazing! Everyone was so kind and answered all my questions. I am usually one who has a fear of dentist, but I felt so comfortable and relaxed which I have never experienced at a dental office before.
Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore
My experience with the Plaza Dental Group has been amazing! The receptionist was delightful when I initially called to schedule my appointment. She had me laughing. I was warmly greeted and didn't have to wait long. They were non judgemental and thorough in my initial examination. I was given a detailed plan of action to address my issues. Today my appointment with Dr. Odland was excellent. He has the most gentle touch by the way. A must in a Dentist in my opinion. Aaron a future dentist helped make me comfortable and he assisted Dr. Odland perfectly while keeping me comfortable throughout the process. My overall experience has been wonderful. I highly recommend this experienced group of professionals. They've got a lifelong client with me.read more
MS Cacklebottom
MS Cacklebottom
Lacey does an amazing job- highly recommend her for hygiene needs. Also- Dr. Jay is hands down the best dentist I’ve ever seen. These folks deal with your anxiety in a positive way, are supportive and helpful — and you leave there feeling better and definitely being a little more proud of your smile!read more
Nick Ryan
Nick Ryan
I always have THE best experiences at Plaza Dental. The entire staff is amazing and friendly. Especially Susie and Noel who are simply THE best! I highly recommend for regular dental visits and I was highly impressed with my Invisalign treatment. I actually look forward to going to the dentist now! Love it!read more
Jamie Petersen
Jamie Petersen
I recently had cosmetic surgery. Dr. Dietrich and her assistant Joel were so professional and did excellent work. I am beyond pleased with my new smile!
LR Meyer
LR Meyer
To the whole plaza dental family you guys are the best I strongly recommend you guys to every one🙂🙂🙂 really kind nice people and do the best job EVER!!! Doctor JAY JENSEN you rock and congratulations on your move,also to all the staff you ladies made me feel very comfortable thank you thank you god bless.Doctor Jay Jensen keep doing your thing🙂 and the ladies up front you guys double rock🙂🙂 thanks for opening the door for me Lol, Alvin Thanks Plaza!!!!read more
Alvin Lee
Alvin Lee
This place is amazing. I feel the most comfortable and at ease here over any dental office I've ever been to and I've been around the block. Lacey is best although one time she wore white after labor day, but I won't fault her for that.
David Prins
David Prins
My dental hygienist, Sara, is the kindest person to work with. She is honest with her overview and analysis. She is friendly and happy to talk to you. I’ve never had a bad experience at Plaza and would recommend anyone come in for a consult or to be a new client with the dental practice. Thank you Sara for all that you do!read more
Kevin Black
Kevin Black
I would recommend to anyone! Great and friendly staff.Really put me at ease.Kept me well informed during my visit as to what procedure was being done.Great experience overall.
Dave Gates
Dave Gates
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