Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that improve both the aesthetic value of your smile as well as the function. At LA Dental Town in East Los Angeles, the team of experienced general and cosmetic dentists recommends dental crowns and bridges to restore damaged teeth and improve your oral health. If you have a decayed or weak tooth, or missing teeth, crowns or bridges may be ideal solutions. Book an appointment today by calling the office.
Dental crowns are prosthetic coverings that fit over a natural tooth that’s been damaged or decayed. Crowns look like your natural teeth and are fully customizable to your specific needs. Typically made from porcelain or ceramic, crowns, also called caps, reinforce weak teeth, or protect a tooth after a large filling or a root canal procedure.
In addition to ceramic and porcelain, LA Dental Town also offers other types of crowns, including:
Your dentist helps you select the type of crown that’s best for your individual needs and lifestyle.
Your dentist at LA Dental Town may recommend a custom-made crown for the following conditions:
Dental crowns can stand alone or work together with dental bridges to restore your teeth to their optimal form and function.
Dental bridges are oral prosthetic devices that replace one or more missing teeth. They bridge the gap left by a missing tooth, or several missing teeth in a row. Your dentist cements the bridge to your adjacent natural teeth, or uses crowns as support on either side of the missing tooth.
A replacement tooth, known as a pontic, attaches to the crowns and fills in the empty space. Bridges come in several different types, including:
If you have a missing or damaged tooth, it’s important to replace or repair it before it leads to further oral health problems. To find out if dental crowns and bridges are right for you, or to learn about other restorative options, call the office today.