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Crowns & Bridges | Cosmetic Dentist Laguna Hills


Dental Crowns

Teeth that are damaged or decayed become weak and unprotected over time, they also risk of incurring further harm.

In order to restore teeth, your dentist Laguna Hills may recommend a dental crown. Dental crowns work like caps placed over a tooth, restoring the tooth's shape, strength, and overall appearance.

Crowns encase the entire portion of a tooth, fully protecting it. Dental crowns can be made of several types of materials. Here are a few strengths and weaknesses of each:

      Metals - Metal crowns can include gold alloy, nickel, and more. These are some of the strongest and longest lasting crowns available, but they are the most noticeable. These are best for back molars.
      Ceramic - These crowns are the best choice for when your crown must perfectly match the color of your teeth. They're not as strong as metal crowns, and they can even chip with too much pressure. If you suffer from metal allergies, ceramic crowns may be your best bet.
      Porcelain-on-Metal - These types of crowns benefit from the strength of metal and the appearance of porcelain. They match the color of your teeth, though the metal part may be seen as a dark line in the tooth, making them great for visible teeth that need to be used often. Like all-ceramic crowns, the porcelain part can chip if put under heavy stress.

Dental Bridges

If you have one or more missing teeth, leaving the gaps can affect the rest of your mouth. Gaps in between teeth can be unsightly, but food can also get stuck in the gaps, leading to decay or infection. The surrounding area in the jaw will become weak and start to appear sunken in, affecting your overall facial structure. One option for filling in the gaps is a dental bridge.

dental bridges by your dentist Laguna Hills are prosthetic teeth supported either by the healthy surrounding teeth, dental implants, or a combination of the two. If the surrounding healthy teeth are to support the new prosthetic, a crown will need to be made for the supporting teeth. Dental implants are generally more durable than crowns, but crowns are more affordable.

The procedure for bridges take at least two visits to the dentist Laguna Hills to complete. During the first visit, temporary crowns may be placed and impressions of the surrounding teeth may need to be made. The bridges may be made of porcelain or bonded resin. Bridges last for many years with proper care and regular brushing and flossing of the surrounding teeth.

In order for bridges with crowns to be used, the surrounding teeth must be strong and healthy. To ensure that you are a good candidate for bridges, you will need to have a consultation with a full dental exam. If you are interested in seeing if bridges are a good option for you, give us a call at (949) 558-2598 to schedule an appointment.

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