Restore Your Damaged or Toothless Smile
Find out when dental crowns and bridges could improve your smile.
When you are faced with dental problems the first thing you want to do is to find a treatment option that will give you back a healthy and attractive smile. While no one likes to deal with dental issues, they happen to a lot of people, and when they happen it’s important that you have our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kurt and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon by your side to provide you with the restorative dental care you need.
You probably know what a dental crown is. It’s a tooth-shaped cap that is designed to fit over a tooth that is weak or damaged. A lot of people have dental crowns. Maybe you have one. This restoration is truly a wonderful way to protect a tooth from further damage or decay. Furthermore, a crown may also be placed over a tooth that is severely discolored or misshapen to improve its shape, color or overall appearance. The great thing about crowns is that they offer both cosmetic and restorative benefits.
Of course, crowns also play a role in getting dental bridges. A dental bridge is a fixed oral device that is designed to replace a single missing tooth or multiple teeth in a row. A bridge contains a false tooth that is bonded to two dental crowns. The dental crowns, which sit on both sides of the false tooth (also called a pontic), are then cemented over natural healthy teeth that are next to the open gap.
In order to get a dental bridge, our Costa Mesa, CA, restorative dentist will need to make sure that you have strong, healthy teeth to support not just the crowns but also the false tooth or teeth.
Both crowns and bridges are custom-made to fit your smile, so we will need to take impressions. These impressions will then be sent to a dental laboratory where they will get to work making your beautiful restoration. In the meantime, we may place a temporary crown or bridge until your permanent restoration is complete.
Harbor Mesa Dental Care is dedicated to providing Costa Mesa, CA, with the comprehensive dental care everyone needs to maintain healthy smiles. No matter whether you need to schedule your child’s routine dental cleaning or you want to talk to us about crowns and bridges, we are always here for you.