Damaged or severely decayed teeth run the risk of failing or needing extraction. Similarly, missing teeth can lead to problems arising with the teeth that remain. For a variety of cosmetic and functional concerns, we offer dental crowns and dental bridges. These cosmetic dentistry restorations are made to mimic the natural shape and color of teeth, while improving strength to a tooth or your bite as a whole. Our experienced Van Nuys, CA team has advanced training in the field of cosmetic dentistry and routinely restore smiles with custom dental crowns and dental bridges. Along with experience in the functional aspects of general dentistry, they are specially educated and trained in facial aesthetics, focusing on how the restorations fit on teeth and how naturally and seamlessly they appear within your smile. If one or more of your teeth is functionally or cosmetically flawed, dental crowns and bridges may be the solution you need to restore your smile!
Dental crowns fit over the top of teeth that are worn, misshapen, or fractured. Crowns can also be used to protect teeth damaged by a large cavity, to “cap” teeth that have had a root canal, and to restore dental implants. Made from high-quality materials, crowns are custom designed to fit snugly between adjacent teeth to restore function and create a seamless, natural appearance when you smile.
Dental bridges are a series of dental crowns that span the gap where one or more teeth are missing. Dental bridges provide structural support for adjacent teeth, preserve a proper bite, and return function and aesthetics back to the area. Bridges can be securely attached to natural teeth or dental implants and seamlessly blend in color and shape with natural teeth to create a complete, aesthetic smile.
Both dental crowns and bridges are made by removing a specific amount of tooth structure from the tooth or teeth. An impression is made of the prepared teeth and is sent to a dental lab where your crown or bridge will be custom made to fit your mouth and match your natural tooth color. A temporary crown or bridge will be placed into your mouth until your permanent restoration is ready and cemented into place. We provide dental crowns and bridges using high-quality materials such as gold alloys, porcelain bonded to metal alloy, or all ceramic material made to match your natural tooth color. The choice of material depends on requirements for strength, wear, and esthetics and will be chosen based on which will provide the most long-term functional and cosmetic advantages.