Dental crowns and bridges are common restorative procedures often used in cosmetic dentistry. Badly damaged teeth, or even a missing tooth, can be repaired with a strong and durable cap that looks and functions like your natural tooth. Your smile will be restored, and you will feel happier and healthier after your crown or bridge has been placed.
A crown is a custom-built cap that is bonded to a tooth to return it to full functionality and appearance. While fillings can repair some damage to a tooth, more severe damage requires a stronger approach. Badly damaged or decayed teeth, teeth with severe staining, and chipped teeth can all benefit from the application of a crown.
Crowns come in many different materials, and each one has its own benefits. These include:
- Porcelain crowns
- Porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns
- Metal crowns
- Zirconium crowns
Modern technology allows Dr. Bosler to customize not only the size and shape of your crown but even the color. Porcelain is a versatile material that easily matches with the color and translucency of your natural teeth. The shade can be customized with the help of dental cement to make it virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth. If a more robust option is needed, the porcelain can be fused to metal, giving the benefits of aesthetics and durability.
No matter which material you decide on, a crown will protect your tooth from further damage and restore your tooth’s functionality. Dr. Bosler will help explain all of your options and make sure you stay comfortable and confident during your procedure. If you feel anxious before the application of your crown, Dr. Bosler also offers sedation dentistry options to his patients.
If you are a missing a tooth, or even a few teeth, a dental bridge can be made to solve this issue. A bridge is an appliance securely anchoring a false tooth between two existing natural teeth. Dental crowns are used to securely attach the bridge, making it a permanent fixture in your mouth. Like crowns, bridges can come in a variety of materials and are tailor-made to your specifications. They can restore proper occlusion and are cosmetically appealing.
Dental crowns and bridges are created to match the color, height, texture and overall appearance of your teeth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime, and will only need to be addressed by your dentist if they fall out or become loose. Brushing, flossing, and scheduling regular trips to the dentist will help keep them in top condition for years to come.
Are Dental Crowns or Bridges Right for Me?
Dental crowns and bridges are excellent options for restoring your beautiful smile and are available to most patients. Dr. Bosler is a cosmetic dentist in Vacaville, CA, offering his patients crown and bridge procedures. The best way to find out if dental crowns are right for you is to schedule a consultation with your Vacaville, CA cosmetic dentist. You can fill out the form on the right to schedule a consultation or call us at (707) 244-1164 today!