Tens of millions of Americans use crowns and bridges to enhance the appearance of their smiles. That’s why the highly expert team at Ramona Dental Group in Ramona, California, offers porcelain crowns and bridges to patients. These restorations can help dramatically improve your oral health prospects as well as your appearance. To find out more about customized crowns and bridges, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Crowns are protective caps that the team at Ramona Dental Group uses to restore or enhance the appearance of damaged or missing teeth. Made of porcelain, crowns are incredibly durable. They also look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
Generally, crowns are used to improve:
Crowns can also be attached to dental implants.
Bridges are natural-looking prosthetics that are used to “bridge” gaps in your smile. They’re actually made up of two or more crowns and fill spaces in flawed smiles. Neighboring teeth act as stabilizing anchors or dental implants support bridges and limit slipping and shifting around inside your mouth.
With bridges, you can enjoy dramatically improved chewing, speech, and digestion. There’s also a host of oral health benefits, including limiting your risk of teeth shifting over into empty spaces, which often leads to decay and gum disease in the area.
The process for getting either a crown or a bridge involves at least two in-office visits. First, your dentist takes detailed impressions of your teeth. The office uses these impressions to custom-design your restoration according to your unique shape, shade, and size needs.
Your dentist will also use special dental instruments to slightly file down your teeth. They do this to make sufficient room for the restoration.
Once your crown or bridge is ready, you’ll come back in to have the restoration placed. Your crown or bridge will either be bonded on with a special dental adhesive or securely attached to dental implants.
Depending on how well you care for your oral health, your crown or bridge should last you at least 10 years, possibly longer. The key really is to maintain good oral health practices and a healthy diet. Keeping up with your regular dental checkups so the Ramona Dental Group team can monitor the restoration is also important.
To set up a consultation with the team and learn more about crowns and bridges, call the office or use the online scheduling tool today.