Saugus Dental Laser Center
General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Santa Clarita, CA
Crowns and bridges can protect natural teeth and dental implants in a very natural-looking way. At Saugus Dental Laser Center in Santa Clarita, California, dentist Victoria Prasol, DDS, offers crown and bridge restorations perfectly fitted to your mouth. Call the office or use the online booking tool to get started today.
Crowns and Bridges Q & A
What are dental crowns?
Crowns are fixed prosthetic devices which cover teeth or implants.
Crowns restore teeth to their original or desired shape, size, color and functionality. Crowns can be made out of porcelain ceramic, metal/ceramic hybrid, and gold.
Generally, gold and metal-ceramic hybrids are best for the back teeth (the molars) as they’re extremely durable. For the front teeth, ceramic crowns are usually ideal because they’re both strong and natural-looking.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a small set of connected crowns. For a three-tooth bridge, the center crown is a tooth replacement while the other two crowns go over your healthy teeth on either side.
You can also get larger dental bridges if you have multiple missing teeth. Dental bridges can also fit over dental implants to restore a group of several teeth.
When would I need crowns and bridges?
There are many possible reasons that you might need dental crowns, such as:
- Fractured tooth restoration
- Severely discolored tooth restoration
- Permanently discolored and stained teeth
- Tooth restoration after getting a large filling
- Dental implant restoration
- Tooth restoration after having a root canal treatment
- Anchoring for a dental bridge
The main reason to get a dental bridge is that you have one or more missing teeth. If you lose a tooth to trauma, severe decay, or for some other reason, but you still have healthy teeth around the socket, a bridge can be the right treatment.
How long do crowns and bridges last?
Crowns and bridges are long-term dental devices that can last 10 years or longer if you take good care of them. Both crowns and bridges are fully functional, and you can expect them to work exactly like healthy teeth do.
The Saugus Dental Laser Center team cements your crowns and bridges into place so that they’ll remain in place long term.
After many years, your crowns can wear down, just like tooth enamel can over time. That’s when you might need a replacement. During all your appointments at Saugus Dental Laser Center, the team carefully checks your crowns and bridges to make sure they’re still in good shape.
For crowns and bridges that are functional and natural-looking, call Saugus Dental Laser Center or book an appointment online today.