Crowns and Bridges Redondo Beach
Dentistry is both an art and science, dental crowns being the perfect example. It is also known as a “cap” that is placed over damaged, decayed, or unattractive teeth. The cap covers the entirety of a tooth above the gum line. If a tooth has large areas of surface with damages or missing structure, a crown is preferred over veneers.
When crafted from high-tech porcelains, crowns are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. Other materials in addition to porcelain can be used for creating crowns, this includes gold or porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns. All porcelain crowns created with Zirconia are the strongest material.
Crowning a tooth requires three visits. During the first visit, your tooth is prepared to receive the first crown. It will be shaped to fit inside the new covering. Some drilling may be required to attain the desired shape. The tooth and surrounding area need to be numbed to prevent sensitivity and discomfort. After the first visit, a temporary crown will be worn to protect your teeth until the final one is ready.
A bridge consists of at least three crowns that replace the space left by missing teeth. The adjacent teeth can help support the bridge. If multiple teeth are missing, additional crowns will be needed to bridge the gap between adjacent teeth.
Both crowns and bridges require the same quality care as your natural teeth. It is recommended to brush and floss between all of your restored or natural teeth every day to avoid accumulation of dental plaque. It is important to maintain a regular habit of cleaning and visiting the dentist. If you wish to discuss crowns or bridges further, please contact our office and schedule an appointment.