If you have suffered from recent oral health issues, you might be wondering about the next right step to take. Our team is here to help you make the best choices for treatment that can impact your appearance and oral health for many years to come.
Do You Need a Dental Crown or a Bridge?
This depends on what is happening with your teeth. Did you recently lose a tooth or has one of your teeth recently become damaged?
A dental crown is a cover that completely encases your tooth structure. In our Vallejo, CA practice, we choose to offer dental crowns that are tooth-colored, whenever possible, so that your dental work doesn't impact your appearance. In some cases, a porcelain fused to a metal crown or a full gold crown might provide better protection, especially on posterior teeth, which often sustain damage because of the force from chewing.
We will gently remove any decay and reshape the tooth prior to placing a dental crown so that the final result fits well and looks nice.
A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth after an extraction or because of tooth loss due to trauma, periodontal disease, or because of an accident. A bridge does use dental crown technology to anchor an artificial tooth in place, which is why many people confuse the two procedures.
Contact Our Dental Office
The best way to find out if you need a dental crown or bridge is to arrange an appointment with one of our skilled dentists. As our patient, you can count on us outlining all of your treatment options to restore your smile. We will fully support the decision you make. After all, it is your smile!
We enjoy treating families and welcome patients of all ages. Even if you have avoided the dental office recently, we are here to help you get back on track to good oral health and a confident smile.