Crowns and Bridges are two of the most commonly used prosthetic devices to fix broken, chipped, or decayed teeth. Unlike dentures that can be removed and cleaned daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants and require a dentist’s expertise to be removed.
Basics of Crowns
Crowns are prosthetics that act as a cap around broken teeth. Crowns are the best alternatives to go for when you have a broken, decayed, or chipped tooth. Fitting a crown is a relatively simple process. The first step involves filing down and reshaping a tooth neatly. Then, the tooth structure is restored to support the crown, and the cap is placed on the newly shaped tooth before cementing it to the gum. Crowns can be made of metals, porcelain, or ceramic. The choice can be made based on the position of the missing tooth, the need for aesthetically pleasing crowns, and the budget.
Basics of Bridges
Bridges are also a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. They are usually made with a blend of porcelain and metal to offer strength and durability while maintaining a natural look. Bridges are typically fitted via false teeth on either side of the artificial crown. The tooth that fills the gap is custom-made to fit in the space and match the color of the adjacent teeth. Once done, the artificial tooth and the caps on either side look and feel like a natural tooth.
How we offer treatments for Crowns and Bridges at Pacific Dental
At Pacific Dental, we understand that no two teeth are the same. So, we carefully scan the layout of the gum and the teeth, take pinpoint measurements, and offer you the perfect dental solution. The treatment is done carefully and methodically over one or many appointments depending on the requirement.
So, if you have a fallen or chipped tooth, call us at (559) 492-2486 for an appointment today, so we may help you in covering up the space to restore your flawless smile.