Dental Bridges and Crowns
Dental Crowns and tooth bridges are two cosmetic and restorative dentistry options that can give your teeth a new lease on life. Unlike removable dentures, bridges and crowns are permanent prosthetic devices that are used to either cover a damaged tooth or replace missing teeth.
Dental Crown Overview
At East Bay dentist practice, a dental crown is used to crest a damaged tooth or tooth implant to mimic the appearance of your natural tooth, restoring function and appearance. A dental crown can be made from various materials. The most common crowns are molded from porcelain-based gold alloys, porcelain fused to metal, and base metal alloys.
Types of Crown
We at San Pablo dental care advise patients to pick the most appropriate crown based on the location of the tooth to be treated, as well as your budget. For instance, Drs. Lee and Kim may ask if you’d prefer to restore your front teeth with a porcelain based crown for a more natural look. Owing to their high strength and durability, base metal alloys are a popular choice for back teeth.
The process of fabricating a dental bridge involves crowning the adjacent teeth (abutments) to anchor the bridge. As the name suggests, dental bridges are used to arch gaps caused by having lost one or more teeth. It’s important for missing teeth to be replaced, as it helps to keep your nearby teeth in place and maintain an aligned, problem-free bite.
Your East Bay dentist will help you choose the best materials to use by considering such factors as location of your missing tooth/teeth, aesthetic concerns, and budget considerations. We’ll be certain to provide you with all the information you want to make the choice that’s right for you.
Restore your smile and teeth with dental bridges and dental crowns by booking an appointment with the San Pablo dental team today!