Crowns and Bridges Bring Function and Beauty Back to Your Smile

Dealing with a damaged smile? Our restorative dentists can help with that!

There are certainly a lot of dental options out there when it comes to repairing damaged or even missing teeth. Our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kunert and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon are happy to offer amazing and reliable options like dental crowns and bridges. Yes, we know these restorations aren’t new and that they’ve actually been around for a while but why change a good thing?

When do I need a dental crown?

A dental crown is a pretty versatile dental restoration. While it’s mainly used to cover over a damaged or broken tooth it can also be used to,

  • Replace a large filling
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Improve the appearance of a misshapen or malformed tooth
  • Protect a tooth that is worn and prone to damage
  • Strengthen a weak tooth
  • Support a dental bridge

Both crowns and bridges are uniquely made based on impressions that our Costa Mesa, CA, general dentists will take of your mouth. Crowns are even matched to the rest of your smile so that your new restoration’s shade is as close as possible to your natural teeth.

When do I need a dental bridge?

If you are missing a tooth then a dental bridge could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Just like a dental crown, a bridge is custom-made to fit your smile. Then two dental crowns are crafted and placed over natural teeth that surround the gap. Attached between the two crowns is a false tooth, which will be your replacement tooth.

The crowns are used to support the bridge and stabilize your new tooth. Of course, in order for a dental bridge to be right for you, you will need to have healthy natural teeth that will be able to support this kind of dental restoration.

As you can see, crowns and bridges can help to strengthen and restore your smile both in function and appearance. If you are dealing with a damaged or missing tooth, then turn to the Costa Mesa, CA, dental team at Harbor Mesa Dental Care to find out if crowns and bridges are right for you. To schedule an appointment, simply call us at (714) 825-0025.