UW School of Dentistry

Crowns, Bridges, and Dentures

Student hands holding tooth impressions for crowns and bridges

The UW School of Dentistry provides services including dental crowns, dental bridges and dentures in our student and faculty clinics.

What are crowns, bridges and dentures?

Crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices most commonly used to cover damaged or missing teeth. Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth and surrounding tissues.  Dentures can be full or partial depending on the patient’s needs.

Please consider our crown, bridge and denture service options.

Dental Student Clinics question markAppointments in our Student Clinics usually take longer and could cost less than appointments in our other clinics.

Patients receive care by dental students, working toward their DDS degree, under supervision by experienced, licensed faculty dentists.

Please visit call 206.616.6996 or visit our Make an Appointment page to schedule an initial screening for crowns, bridges and dentures. For more information about our patient process, please visit our Dental Student Clinics page.

UW Dentists Faculty Practice question markAppointments in our Faculty Practice clinics are usually similar to appointments at private practice clinics in our area.

Patients receive care by our faculty dentists who are specialists and excel in their field of dentistry.

Please call 206.685.8258 to make an appointment or visit our UW Dentists Faculty Practice page to learn more about our Faculty Practice.

Meet our Faculty Practice Providers

Dr. Susanne Kölare Jeffrey

Dr. Jeffrey
Dr. Jeffrey is a 1984 graduate of the Karolinska Institute School of Dentistry, Stockholm, Sweden. She is a general dentist with additional post-graduate training in Immunobiology, Neurobiology, Salivary Gland Biology and Geriatric Dentistry. After completing a residency in general dentistry at the Community Health Clinics in Sollentuna, Sweden (1986), she earned a PhD in Immunobiology from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden (1990). Dr. Jeffrey has worked both in public and private dental care, and with dental treatment of geriatric patients at elderly homes and in nursing homes. She loves seeing her own patients, both young and old, in the UW SoD’s Faculty Practice.

Dr. Mats Kronstrom

kronstromDr. Kronstrom holds a DDS from Lund University, Sweden (1980). He earned a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Orebro, Sweden (1994) and a PhD in Prosthodontics from Malmo University, Sweden (1999). Dr. Kronstrom’s research specialty is in the fields of Dental Implants, Decision Making in Prosthodontics and Dental Education. His research focuses on clinical studies in Implant Dentistry in order to develop new and less expensive treatment options for edentulous patients. His practice is focused on surgical placement of implants and treatments with implant supported fixed and removable Prosthodontics as well as conventional crown and bridge. He serves as the Director for D4 Faculty Practice and Chair of the Faculty Practice Board at UW.

Xavier Lepe, DDS, MS

lepeDr. Lepe holds a Bachelor of Science degree (1976) and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (1980) from Universidad de Guadalajara, a specialty certificate in Combined Prosthodontics (1985) and a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology (1987) from Loyola University Chicago.

Ernesto Ricardo Schwedhelm, DDS, MSD, FRCDC(P)

schwedhelmDr. Schwedhelm received his DDS at the Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico in 1978. From Indiana University, he received an MSD (1983), Certificate of Fixed and Removable Partial Prosthodontics (1983) and a Certificate of Removable Prosthodontics, also in 1983. The national Dental Examining Board of Canada certified him for practice in August of 1983. He completed a Fellowship in Prosthodontics at the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in 1995 and a Certificate of Prosthodontics from the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia in 1997.

Dr. Hai Zhang, DMD, PhD

Dr. ZhangDr. Zhang received a DMD from West China University of Medical Sciences (1992), a PhD in Oral Biology (2002) and a Certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Connecticut (2002). Dr. Zhang is a board certified Prosthodontist and a Fellow in American College of Prosthodontists (FACP). Currently he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and the interim Director of Graduate Prosthodontics program. He holds a general dental license in the state of Washington. His practice is primarily focused on Prosthodontic procedures (dental implants, crowns and bridges, cosmetic veneers, removable partial and complete dentures) in addition to general dentistry.