Yucaipa and La Quinta, CA’s Trusted Dentist For Crowns & Bridges
Unfortunately, dental damage is quite common; it is caused when your tooth is decayed or cracked. Our team can assist with your dental damage and repair any problems with the use of dental crowns and dental bridges. We ensure the damage is professionally and thoroughly fixed, to solve not only the underlying problem, but also prevent any further damage to your tooth. Dental crowns and bridges fit over your damaged tooth and restore its shape, size, and health.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, dental crowns are a great option to fill any gaps that you may have. You may need a dental crown if you have a missing tooth, have a large cavity, have a worn, discolored cracked tooth, have had a root canal, or need to cover a dental implant. Dental crowns can not only restore your bright and shining smile, but also help to make chewing and biting much easier. Often, damaged teeth can cause discomfort when eating; with dental crowns, you can be confident that comfort will be restored while eating, drinking, and biting.
What Is A Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a cap that fits right over your natural tooth. Dental crowns not only bring back the look of your tooth, but also allow it to be stronger and healthier, restoring your tooth to its function, shape and size. Once a dental crown is placed on your damaged tooth, your natural tooth will function better and last longer. Dental crowns are made of different materials such as ceramics and porcelain, and are matched to your natural tooth.
Missing teeth can cause your remaining natural teeth to loosen or shift. As teeth work together, the loss of one or more teeth can greatly affect your other teeth. Shifting or missing teeth can lead to gum disease, a change in bone structure, TMJ, tooth and gum pain, or overbite and underbite issues. To combat these issues, a dental bridge is a wonderful option.
What Is A Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a replacement tooth that fills the space where the tooth was lost. It can help keep the natural shape of your face, and prevent any overbite or underbite issues. Depending on the type, a dental bridge may be removable or permanent. Our team can help you chose the best option for you.
Dental Crowns Or Dental Bridges?
There are many different factors to consider when choosing whether a dental crown or dental bridge is the right option for you. Dental implants typically last over 15 years, are rarely covered by insurance, and have little/no bone and gum loss. Additionally, dental crowns require multiple visits to our office over 3-6 months. However, your oral care routine will remain the same, and you can use a regular toothbrush and floss. Dental bridges typically last 5-7 years, are covered by most plans, have some bone/gum loss, and require only 2-3 visits to our office over a few weeks. Dental bridges require a special toothbrush and floss, but have a very natural look to them. Our dental experts will be more than happy to help you make the best decision that fits your lifestyle and budget.