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Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges are a great way to fix problems you may have with your teeth, setting you up for a lifetime of great smiles.

What are crowns?

A crown is a covering that completely covers a tooth but is entirely on the surface, not affecting the roots of teeth or bones.

How are crowns put in place?

Advancements in digital and dental technologies have made getting a crown far less messy and time-consuming than in the past. The whole process is completed in just one visit, saving you money and less time off from work by reducing the number of times you have to come see us!

The crown process is easy for suitable candidates. First, we use state-of-the-art imaging technology to capture the topography of your tooth.

Then, we match the shading and shape of your teeth so that the final result is a shining, winning smile with no distractions or color variances. Finally, we use further imaging to make sure your bite and gum line are in perfect alignment, then you are ready to go!

With these measurements in hand, our in-house laboratory can create your ceramic crown in 15 minutes. It’s ready for you in just a few hours, and a crown can last up to 15 years when you follow the proper treatment and maintenance schedule.

Crowns are a quick, easy, and painless way to address tooth decay for suitable patients.

How about bridges? What kinds of problems do they address?

Missing one or more teeth? A dental bridge may be the right solution for you.

Dental bridges use the surrounding teeth, also called abutments, to hold a false replacement tooth in place. It’s possible that your surrounding, healthy teeth may need crowns to make them strong enough to support your replacement tooth.

Call to schedule an appointment to discuss the best way to approach your dental bridges. Dr. Lockhart will discuss your needs and determine the best course of treatment, taking into consideration:

  • The location of your missing teeth
  • How many teeth you are missing
  • How strong your surrounding teeth are
  • The overall health of your gums
  • The strength, size, and length of the root for each tooth involved

Dental bridge fitting is a specialized skill and requires a specific formula for success. We are experts in understanding the structure of your teeth and how best to implement your new bridgework.

Getting a dental bridge generally requires two appointments. During the first, we’ll make 3D images of your mouth that will allow our team to create a bridge that will be a perfect fit. In the meantime, we’ll outfit you with a temporary bridge to tide you over until your second appointment.

At the second appointment, we’ll adjust the fit of your permanent bridge as necessary, ensuring a snug and perfect fit, then cement it permanently into place. We’ll use anesthesia to minimize any discomfort you may feel.

Our goal is to make sure you have a healthy smile for years to come. Call us today to schedule an appointment to see if crowns or bridges are right for you.

 

We'll give you a reason to smile!


 

Our Office

  • 8202 Clearvista Parkway, Suite 4C, Indianapolis, IN 46256
 

Testimonials

  • Gerald B.
    “Approximately 4:45 p.m., a crown came completely out. I immediately called Dr. Lockhart’s office to see if he was available. He was so 15 minutes later; I walked into his office. I was seen immediately; the tooth was prepped and recemented. Less than a half-hour after the tooth came out, it was back in, and I was on my way to the Pacer game. Great job!”
    Gerald B.
  • Steve E.
    “I’ve had several teeth extracted, and can say unequivocally this was the easiest one to date. The tooth was out before I knew it, no muss, no fuss.”
    Steve E.
  • Jessica C.
    “I am never disappointed with Dr. Lockhart’s service. I have been seeing him for my dental care for a few years now and it seems that my dental health has only improved since I began seeing him. I value how straight forward and honest he is with his patients. I would recommend him to everyone!”
    Jessica C.
  • Linda A.
    “Everyone is professional and so friendly. They take the time to explain the procedures, and make you feel very comfortable in a very relaxed atmosphere. If you don’t like going to a dentist for whatever reason, I suggest you try Dr. Lockhart!”
    Linda A.
  • Karen P.
    “At the doctor’s recommendation, an old silver filling was replaced with enamel. This accomplished two things. It provided an opportunity to assess the health of the tooth-as it is a deep and old filling. And secondly it improved the visual of the mouth by having a filling material which blends with the tooth color. Though no further care is needed at this time, it is valuable to know what may be necessary going forward which eliminates the dreaded element of surprise in dental care. Dr. Lockhart and his staff create a comfortable, caring environment which puts the patient at ease while undergoing what might otherwise be an anxiety filled procedure. All aspects of the office visit were professional, efficient and most important of all – painless.”
    Karen P.
  • Joseph O.
    “Great environment, courteous friendly and professional staff. I look forward to my dental visits because Danelle is welcoming and focused on my dental health and Dr Lockhart is always attentive and clear in his care and explanations.”
    Joseph O.
  • Heather B.
    “Above and beyond! Our son broke off a tooth on A Tuesday evening. Dr. Lockhart and his staff are not scheduled to be in the office on Wednesdays. We nevertheless called the emergency number he provided first thing Wednesday morning. Dr. Lockhart promptly returned our call and we made arrangements to meet at the office. Dr. Lockhart was very thorough with his examination. He and McKenzie took great care of our son and got him fixed up. Always the highest level of care and customer service. THANK YOU!”
    Heather B.
  • Anne M.
    “I highly recommend Lockhart Dentistry to all my friends. After 30 years I finally made the decision to get crowns and braces. In less then 6 months, my treatment is over and I can smile with confidence. Thank you Dr. Lockhart, and your wonderful staff. I truly wonder why I waited so long!”
    Anne M.
  • Kyle C.
    “Always a great and efficient visit. Extremely caring and have seen amazing progress for not being in a long time!”
    Kyle C.
  • Lawrence M.
    “Great dentistry ! Top notch all around.“
    Lawrence M.
  • Gregg J.
    “Experience and Tech Savvy. Dr Lockhart has more experience and is more technologically savvy than any dentist I’ve been to in my 54 years.”
    Gregg J.
  • Cassie R.
    “Happy to have found a dentist in my neighborhood for my entire family!”
    Cassie R.
  • Don G.
    “Nice place to visit but don’t want to live there. I generally do not like surveys or questionnaires and am only answering this one because I like you.”
    Don G.
  • Linda M.
    “When I think of Lockhart Dentistry, the terms “kindness, promptness, professionalism, and effectiveness” come to mind.”
    Linda M.
  • Thomas H.
    “Lockhart Dentistry is a step above all others. Great enthusiastic staff that genuinely enjoy their jobs. Ingrid goes out of her way to make sure each visit is enjoyable and she is very thorough in explaining what she is doing throughout my examination. Every appointment I have had has been on schedule, very little time spent waiting in lobby, which is very important to me from a work and family perspective. I like the fact that they have email and text reminders too!!!”
    Thomas H.
  • Clarence H.
    “Best Long Term Dental Care. My wife and I have been patients of Dr. Lockhart for over 20 years. From routine bi-annual cleanings and checkups to implants, crowns and partial bridges that I’ve had through the years; Dr. Lockhart and his team have always provided the very best of care.”
    Clarence H.
  • Dee B.
    "Highly recommend! I’ve been. With Dr Lockhart 25+ years….since he was at 71st and Shadeland. I had some serious issues that Dr Lockhart and his staff have helped me overcome. I can’t say enough great things about them (I even got my husband to join me there). Thank you so much to Lockhart Dentistry."
    Dee B.
  • Joan M.
    Routine 6 month cleaning and check. Have been a patient of Lockhart Dentistry since Doc came to Indianapolis. The entire staff is friendly and caring and works hard to make sure you are comfortable no matter what service is being provided.
    Joan M.
  • Nicole B.
    "Great place, people are friendly and very nice. Dr. Lockhart always has an alternative or solution to my issues. I love Danielle! I always ask for her to do my cleaning. My teeth always feel extra clean."
    Nicole B.
  • Laurie P.
    Wonderful experience! Very thorough and friendly!
    Laurie P.
  • Deborah W.
    "Dr. Bruce and his staff are amazing, kind, very caring. They take care of you like one of their own!"
    Deborah W.
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