Crowns and bridges are a secure, attractive solution for missing teeth. Thi Hoang, DDS, Theresa Hoang, DDS, and the team at Las Positas Family Dental in Livermore, California, specialize in restorative dentistry, including crowns and bridges. They provide the best dental care available, with a warm smile and compassionate touch. Call Las Positas Family Dental or book an appointment online today to discover how crowns and bridges can improve your smile.
If a filling isn’t suitable for restoring a decayed or damaged tooth properly, you might benefit from crowns and bridges. Crowns are artificial teeth that fit over the remains of a natural tooth. You also have crowns over dental implant posts to replace lost teeth. Dental bridges are fixed appliances used to replace missing teeth.
Several crown materials are available, but tooth-colored porcelain is one of the most popular. A porcelain crown is more aesthetically pleasing, closely resembling your natural teeth. Porcelain is also a highly durable material that functions like natural tooth enamel. It lasts for several years and sometimes far longer.
A traditional bridge is two crowns attached to teeth on either side of a gap with a pontic (artificial tooth) in between. Bridges are very durable and typically last several years.
Crowns and bridges can address numerous functional and aesthetic problems, including:
Replacing missing teeth doesn’t just improve your smile and boost your self-confidence — it also protects your jaw and remaining teeth. The jawbone is likely to degrade where there’s a gap, and the remaining teeth can move or lean toward the gap. This increases your risk of additional tooth and bone loss.
You can also choose crowns and bridges if you want to upgrade from a removable denture to a more permanent, secure solution.
Las Positas Family Dental allows patients to achieve natural functioning with a pleasing smile using individually designed crowns and bridges.
To fit your crown and/or bridge, your Las Positas Family Dental dentist removes decayed tissue and cleanses the area thoroughly. They digitally scan your mouth to create your custom-fitted crown or bridge, then bond it to your natural tooth or teeth.
If you have traditional dental implants for your crowns, the area needs time to heal, and the posts must fuse with your jawbone beforehand. Las Positas Family Dental also offers same-day crowns for suitable patients.
Call Las Positas Family Dental or book an appointment online today to benefit from natural-looking crowns and bridges that enhance your smile and improve your oral health.