Crowns and Bridges

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Crowns and Bridges services offered in Whittier CA

Do you have damaged or missing teeth? If you need crowns or bridges, the team at Whittier Dental Center in Whittier, California, provides these restorations as an easy way to improve and maintain your good oral health and function. Call the Whittier Dental Center office today or use the online scheduling tool to learn more about how crowns and bridges can preserve your natural teeth.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are used to restore a damaged or missing tooth or teeth.

Crowns

Crowns are prosthetic dental appliances that are permanently attached to your teeth. They’re designed to fit over your natural tooth, protecting it and preventing it from further damage. They can also be used for cosmetic purposes to change your smile’s appearance.

Crowns are also used to restore a missing tooth on top of a dental implant or anchor a bridge.

Bridges

Bridges replace missing teeth. If you have a gap from a missing tooth, your teeth can begin to shift toward the empty space. This shifting can ruin the alignment of your and cause serious dental problems. Bridges fill these gaps, keeping the rest of your teeth in place.

The four kinds of bridges are:

  • Traditional: anchored to crowns or implants on both sides of your gap
  • Cantilever: anchored by your natural teeth or abutments on one side
  • Maryland: attached to the back of your teeth on either side
  • Implant-supported: anchored by dental implants

During your consultation, your dentist sits down with you to help you decide which kind of bridge would be the best one to use in your situation.

How can crowns and bridges improve my smile?

Crowns and bridges support your oral health, but they also give your smile a more pleasing appearance.

Crowns and bridges can:

  • Replace your damaged tooth
  • Prevent your weak tooth from breaking
  • Cover your discolored tooth
  • Repair your fractured, cracked, or broken tooth
  • Change your tooth’s shape
  • Protect your tooth after a root canal
  • Improve the alignment of your teeth

Your providr then assesses the condition of your oral health and understands your appearance goals as he determines the best treatment for you.

What can I expect when getting crowns and bridges?

Your dentist first takes an impression of your teeth and sends it to the dental lab, where a team of specialists creates your custom crown or bridge. You wear a temporary crown or bridge until your next appointment.

When your crown or bridge is ready, your dentist makes sure that it properly fits. Once it feels comfortable, he uses dental cement to glue the crown in place permanently.

Call Whittier Dental Center today or use the online booking tool to determine if crowns or bridges are right for you.

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