Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
Get strong and beautiful teeth
If you live in the San Diego area and you have teeth that have large black fillings in them that are beginning to break and crack, it may be time to consider porcelain crowns and bridges. Not only do porcelain crowns and bridges work to improve the appearance of your teeth, but they will also ensure that your teeth are stronger as well.
What’s the Difference Between Crowns and Bridges?
A crown is used to cover the entire surface of the tooth. This helps to restore its form, function and the overall beauty of the tooth. Most often, crowns are used when they have become extremely worn, decayed or fractured. Additionally, some people use crowns to help provide support to teeth that have been compromised due to clenching or grinding your teeth.
On the other hand, dental bridges are used when an entire tooth is missing. As you would suspect based on the name, this dental hardware is used to set up a bridge between the nearest remaining teeth so that a porcelain crown can be set permanently.
Do You Need a Crown or a Bridge?
If you have a tooth that is damaged by decay, has a large filling, is broken, or has had a root canal, you may need a crown. In the case that you have a tooth that is completely missing, a bridge may be the better choice. Your crown and bridge will be made custom for your own smile so that you can begin to use your teeth the way you are meant to. But which option is the right one for you?
The only way to know is to visit your experienced dentist at Estrella. If you live in the San Diego area and you want to get the opinion of a dentist who has your best interest in mind, contact us today for more information on porcelain crowns and bridges.
‘‘The entire team, from the front desk to the assistants and dentist, has been so kind and professional. My fillings were quick and pain-free. I feel very at ease and love that the dentist explains everything to me in detail so I have no surprises. He even took me on a tour of the facility which was refreshing and confirmed how clean and state of the art the facility is.’’
Jennifer R. (Actual Estrella Patient)