Dental Crowns & Bridges From Your Dentists in San Diego
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- Bolster your smile confidence
- Replace one or more missing teeth
- Support your overall oral health
- Enhance chewing function
- Avoid issues with surrounding teeth shifting.
At San Diego Dental Specialists, we know that if you have one or more missing teeth, a dental crown and bridge may be your perfect smile-restoration solution. By filling the space(s) missing tooth/teeth create(s), they restore chewing function and smile aesthetics to your mouth!
What is a dental crown?
Crafted with ceramic or porcelain materials that are designed to closely resemble the shade of your natural teeth, a crown acts as a “cap” that sits on top of and strengthens a damaged tooth.
In a crown and bridge treatment, crowns are used on the tooth/teeth adjacent to the prosthetic bridge, serving as a supportive anchor that secures the appliance in place. Crowns are also placed on dental implants (which can also be used for crown and bridge treatments) to recreate the look of a natural tooth.
What is a dental bridge?
A bridge is a dental restoration appliance that’s fused to crown-topped natural teeth (or dental implants) to fill the space a missing tooth (or teeth) leave(s) behind. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, bridges act as a barrier to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting or rotating, which can initiate bite and gum disease concerns, as well as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
While there are different types of bridges available, our San Diego dental crowns dentists recommend the option that is most appropriate for your needs.
How long will a crown & bridge last?
With careful daily dental hygiene practices and regular cleanings and exams in our office, these restorative options can last for decades!
Have questions about whether a crown and bridge treatment is right for you? Call us today and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have!