Dental crowns and bridges are both used to protect and cover a tooth that is damaged or irregular. They are used to restore and protect your teeth by covering imperfections and damaged teeth as well as preventing oral health issues from progressing. This allows patients to maintain a natural smile.
Dental crowns allow you to achieve a stronger smile that still looks natural, regardless of damaged teeth. They are typically made out of porcelain which looks identical to natural teeth. Because porcelain reflects light in much the same way your natural teeth do, it is next to impossible to tell the difference between your teeth and your crowns. Dental crowns are used to cover teeth with a variety of issues including teeth that are:
• Contain large fillings
• Experience decay
• Worn down
A dental crown is effectively a prosthetic that fits over a visible part of your tooth. This mimics the shape and size of your original tooth while strengthening and removing damage.
A dental bridge is different from a crown in that its purpose is not to cover a damaged tooth, but to bridge the gap of a missing tooth. It bridges together two crowns to replace missing teeth while also covering multiple teeth that have damage.
Depending on your unique situation, dental crowns or dental implants are placed on each side of the missing tooth with a replacement porcelain bridge to imitate an existing tooth. The dental bridge is so secure that these porcelain teeth will not be able to shift or slide and can be fully used as natural teeth.
These bridges look and feel natural because they are made out of porcelain which reflects light the same as a real tooth. They are strong enough to act as real teeth, and unlike dentures, they can be cleaned without having to remove them. They are also more affordable than implants.
At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, we offer high-quality dental crowns and bridges to restore the beauty, functionality, and health of your smile. Our skilled team, led by Dr. Rika Prodhan-Ashraf, utilizes advanced techniques and materials to create custom-crafted restorations that blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.
Our dental crowns not only restore the structural integrity of your teeth but also enhance their appearance. They can improve the shape, size, color, and alignment of your teeth, creating a more symmetrical and pleasing smile. With our precise measurements and careful color matching, your dental crown will seamlessly blend in with your surrounding teeth, achieving a natural and harmonious result.
Our dental bridges are custom-made to match the shape, color, and size of your natural teeth. We take meticulous care in ensuring that your bridge fits comfortably and functions seamlessly. With our attention to detail and commitment to natural aesthetics, your dental bridge will not only restore your smile but also enhance your facial structure and boost your self-confidence.
The process of receiving dental crowns or bridges typically involves two or more appointments. During your initial visit, we will prepare the affected tooth or teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Precise impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to our dental laboratory, where our skilled technicians will create your custom restoration. In the meantime, we will provide you with a temporary crown or bridge to protect your teeth.
Once your permanent crown or bridge is ready, we will ensure a perfect fit, make any necessary adjustments, and permanently bond it in place. We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your new restoration, ensuring its longevity and maintaining optimal oral health.
At El Dorado Hills Dental Wellness, we are committed to providing you with durable, natural-looking dental crowns and bridges that restore your smile and allow you to enjoy the full functionality of your teeth. Schedule a consultation today to discover how our custom-crafted restorations can help you achieve a healthy, beautiful, and complete smile.