Crowns & Bridges
Crowns & Bridges
Get Your Beautiful, Durable, Brand New Tooth Crown In Brea, CA
An Enduring Tooth Crown in Brea, CA
Crowns & Bridges, Brea, California
Do you have a damaged or broken tooth that needs covering? How about a missing tooth that needs replacement? At Gold Coast Dental Brea, we understand that these things happen. That's why our crown and bridge services are here to aid you. We're ready to handle any challenging situation that may be taking place in your mouth, and we're fully equipped to restore your teeth so you can present that great, natural-looking smile you deserve to have.
Dental crowns are needed for all sorts of reasons: to protect a weak tooth from breaking, to restore a tooth that is already broken, to cover a tooth with a large filling, and to hold a dental bridge in place, just to name a few. Whatever the reason, we're here for you. We pride ourselves on our beautiful aesthetics, and for being the premier crowns dentist in Brea. If you're interested in a crown or a bridge, just give us a call at (562) 356-0948 right away!
Types Of Dental Crowns
We'll help you choose which of the four is best for you
This type is made from a porcelain-based material, and because they blend in with your natural tooth color, they are used for restoring front teeth.
Base metal alloys
This type is comprised of non-noble metals resistant to corrosion. An advantage of this type is that it requires the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed prior to application.
This is an extremely durable type that provides a stronger bond than porcelain because of its connection to a metal structure.
A mixture of gold, copper, and other metals, this type doesn't fracture, and it doesn't wear away the tooth either. Of course, they don't blend in the way ceramic does.
Bridging the Gap
Laying out the process of getting a bridge
So what is it like to get a bridge? And how does a tooth bridge work? The procedure takes several steps and requires multiple visits to the dentist. Here's the step by step process of what you can expect in getting your bridge for missing tooth: First, it's important to select the right type of bridge. There are three main types that all have their own distinct features. A traditional bridge has a crown connected to each side of the false tooth (or teeth). A cantilever bridge has
the false tooth connected to only one crown, and a Maryland bridge is a false tooth bonded to the existing teeth on both sides. Now that you're in the dentist's chair, we'll apply a local anesthetic to the gum tissue surrounding the tooth next to the bridge. Then it's time to reshape the teeth that will be holding the crowns. Typically, they're filed down, but in some circumstances, they're filled. We'll then make an impression of your missing tooth and surrounding teeth. The impression will
be sent to a laboratory to design a custom bridge that fits your mouth perfectly. While waiting for this permanent bridge, a temporary bridge will be applied to fill the gap. In a few weeks, we should receive the permanent bridge, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled where we replace the temporary bridge with the permanent one. You've now bridged what was once a gaping hole in your smile. With proper care, your new bridge can last more than 10 years!
We're Always At Your Service
We know your needs, and we're here for you
Our team at Gold Coast Dental Brea has years of collective experience placing crowns and bridges, and we can't wait to work with you on your own dental goals. While the idea of repairing your teeth may inspire some nervousness, know that we're here to put all your fears to rest. Our state-of-the-art offices offer the ultimate in comfort and relaxation, and our professional staff has the tools and techniques to get you looking beautiful while you sit back and unwind. If you're ready to consult with us about getting a crown or bridge, give us a call at (562) 356-0948 today.
What is a crown and why is it important?
A crown is a form of dental repair that caps a tooth or implant, both for cosmetic and restorative purposes. They are normally bonded to the tooth with dental cement.
How long do crowns last?
Porcelain crowns can last anywhere from five to 30 years, based on the patient's dental hygiene habits. Naturally, the more consistently you brush, floss, and show up for dental cleanings, the more mileage you will get out of your crown!
How much does a dental crown cost?
The cost of a dental crown is influenced by the type of crown being applied, the amount of prep work required, and insurance factors. Feel free to give us a call and schedule a consultation to discuss pricing.
How much does a dental bridge cost?
The cost of a dental bridge depends on a number of things: the type of bridge used, the materials involved, and the number and location of the missing teeth. Schedule a consultation today for exact pricing details.
Dental bridge vs implant: which one is better?
Your specific needs determine whether a bridge or an implant is the better choice. With an implant, your neighboring teeth don't need to be filed down or filled. Implants are also more permanent, as they're surgically attached to the jaw and fused to the bone. However, implants are more costly than bridges and sometimes require a bone graft if the jaw is too weak to provide support.
How is a crown placed?
The placing of the crown usually requires two dental visits. First, we remove the outer portion of the tooth so the crown will fit, as well as any decay. Then an impression is made to provide an exact model for the crown. When the crown is ready, it is placed in the mouth and finally cemented in place.
How many teeth can be in a bridge?
A bridge doesn't have to replace just one tooth. It's common for bridges to replace two or more teeth as long as there are enough teeth to connect with crowns. If there aren't, then implants can be used to create support for a bridge.
Can food get under a dental bridge?
It is possible for food to get caught under the bridge pontic. Pre-measured, stiff strands like Oral-B Super Floss are ideal for cleaning bridges.
Can a tooth bridge fall out?
Bridges can loosen over time, but the odds of them falling out are very low. In fact, if a bridge loosens, it can easily be tightened by a dentist.
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