A crown is a “cap” that is tooth-shaped. It is placed on top of a tooth to restore its function, shape, and size, and it can also improve the tooth’s aesthetics.
It may be needed to:
Dental bridges are permanent dental appliances made to replace missing teeth.
These bridges can be supported by natural teeth or created with implants. It is important to create a bridge when you have missing teeth, to prevent shifting of the natural teeth. Bridges are natural-looking, allow for comfortable chewing, and can be easily cleaned and maintained.
During the first appointment, the tooth is prepared and shaped. An impression of the tooth is taken, and a temporary crown is placed. The impression is then sent to a dental laboratory to fabricate a custom-designed crown that will fit perfectly into the space in your mouth. At the second visit, the dental crown 92651 and/or bridge is cemented, and the procedure is complete.
It is important to take good care of the crown of the bridge with proper brushing and flossing. A quality crown or bridge can last many years when it is maintained properly. If you grind your teeth, your Laguna Beach dentist may recommend a mouth guard to protect your new crown and the rest of your teeth. If you would like to learn more about how a dental bridge or crown can restore your smile, give Dr. Kalmanovich and his team at Laguna Family Dentistry a call today. We’d be happy to get you scheduled for a consultation.