Santa Monica Crowns & Bridges

Dental Crowns and Bridges for Dental Health and Aesthetics

What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Crowns and bridges are prosthetic devices that are fixed to the teeth. They are different from dentures because while dentures are temporarily fixed to the gums using special adhesives and are removable, the crowns and bridges are cemented to the existing teeth structure and can be removed only by a dentist.

Why do you need dental crowns?
Santa Monica Dentist recommends crowns to completely cover or cap teeth that are damaged due to decay, natural wear and tear or injury. Crowns are also fixed to a dental implant to complete the implant procedure and to provide the functionality of the tooth. Crowns are usually made from porcelain or ceramic. Santa Monica crowns can be chosen to match the exact shade of the natural teeth. The crowns will blend in with the rest of the teeth and no one will suspect that you have artificial teeth. Acrylic, gold and metal alloys, etc. are also used to make crowns. They are recommended for back teeth because alloys are stronger than porcelain.

Santa Monica dental crowns can:

  • Restore fractured teeth
  • Protect weak teeth
  • Protect dental implants
  • Act as anchors for a dental bridge
  • Cover up a discolored or deformed tooth
  • Cover tooth that has undergone root canal treatment.

What are dental bridges and how do they work?
Dental bridges are a row of artificial teeth that are used to cover gaps left by two or more missing teeth. The bridge is fixed to the adjacent healthy teeth. The neighboring teeth are modified and fixed with crowns to ensure that the bridge can be placed over them.

Santa Monica bridges are the recommended option when you have more than one missing tooth. If the gaps left by missing teeth are not taken care of, the neighboring teeth may shift to the spaces and result in a host of problems such as bad bite, gum diseases and TMJ disorders. It can even alter the appearance of your face and create a haggard look.

Bridges can be made from ceramic or porcelain. They can be matched to the exact color of your natural teeth.

What is the procedure for fixing dental crowns and bridges?
The first step is to reduce the size of the tooth to be corrected. This is to ensure that the crown or the bridge will fit over it properly. Then an impression is taken of the reduced teeth to provide the template or the mold for the crown or bridge. The dental lab then prepares the crown or bridge. During this time, the patient wears a temporary crown to cover the modified teeth. Once the permanent crown or bridge is ready, the temporary ones are removed, and the new one is cemented to place.

With regular brushing, flossing and good oral hygiene, Santa Monica crowns and bridges can last you an entire lifetime.

To know more about how dental crowns and bridges can restore your smile and functionality of your teeth, get in touch with Santa Monica Dentist.




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