Crowns and bridges are restorative treatments that can improve both the look and health of your smile. Vahe Boghossian, DMD, and Avedis Boghossian, DDS, of Boghossian Dental work hard to create beautiful and comfortable crowns and bridges for residents in and around Glendale, California. If you’d like more information, book a visit using the online scheduling feature or call to check appointment availability.
Dental crowns are a versatile restoration treatment that performs several functions at once. They act as a type of cover or “cap” that fits directly over the surface of your tooth.
Some of the issues a dental crown can address include:
Dental crowns are also the final step in root canal procedures.
If you and your dentist decide a dental crown is the best treatment option for your specific needs, you’ll come in for an in-depth exam and imaging.
Next, your practitioner removes a portion of your natural tooth tissue to make room for the crown. Impressions may be taken to determine the exact size and shape of the prepared tooth and adjacent teeth.
You’ll receive a temporary crown to wear until the permanent crown is crafted in a dental lab. Once your new crown arrives, you’ll return to have it checked for fit before being cemented in place. That completes the process, and you’ll walk out with a newly restored smile.
A dental bridge is a great way to replace one or more missing teeth. A bridge works by securing one or more false teeth using a dental crown on one or both sides of the gap in your smile.
Bridges are a good option for people who want an affordable and durable way to replace missing teeth, but who don’t need or want a full set of dentures. They are less expensive than dental implants, and technological advancements have made them far more comfortable than options available in decades past.
The false teeth portion of a dental bridge is carefully crafted to look just like your natural teeth. They are shaded to match the rest of your smile and are customized in terms of size and shape.
Whether your bridge has one or several false teeth, they are attached to crowns on the adjacent natural teeth. Most bridges are held into place using two crowns, but there are also options available that can be secured with just one crown. There are even options that attach to adjacent teeth using a wire support structure.
While dental bridges will eventually need to be replaced, you can expect your new bridge to last for many years with proper care. To explore crowns and bridges in more detail, call the office to set up a visit or book an appointment online.