What To Know About Crowns and Bridges

Our dental team can provide you with lifelike restorations to restore damaged or missing teeth.

Looking for a dental restoration that can repair and replace teeth? If so, our Costa Mesa, CA, dentists Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kunert, and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon of Harbor Mesa Dental Care offer porcelain crowns and bridges that can help get your smile back on track. Wondering whether crowns and bridges are right for you? Here’s what you should know about these popular dental restorations.

A Dental Crown is Incredibly Versatile

A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is often made from porcelain that fits over a damaged, injured, or weak tooth not only to improve its appearance but also to restore strength and functionality into the tooth. A dental crown can be used to:

  • Cover and protect a weak, cracked, or fractured tooth
  • Strengthen chewing forces
  • Support a tooth after root canal therapy
  • Anchor a dental bridge into place
  • Cover a dental implant

So, whether you are dealing with a cosmetic flawed, damaged, or missing tooth, you could benefit from getting a crown or bridge from our Costa Mesa, CA, dental team.

A Dental Bridge Easily Replaces Missing Teeth

If you are looking for a fast, easy, and inexpensive approach to filling those gaps in your smile then you may want to consider dental bridges. This oral prosthetic fills gaps with false teeth (referred to as a “pontic”) that are anchored into place with dental crowns, which are placed over healthy natural teeth that surround the gap. A bridge is a great option for those looking for more cost-effective solutions to replacing missing teeth, as well as patients who may not be ideal candidates for dental implants.

They are Easy to Care for

It’s important that you keep your Costa Mesa crowns and bridges healthy and clean, just like you would the rest of your smile. You should brush and floss them like natural teeth to ensure that food and plaque don’t get stuck in your restoration. If you have a removable dental bridge, it’s important that you remove it every night before going to bed and to place it in a proper container to protect it. Your dentist can talk to you about ways to store and care for your new dental restorations.

They Can Last Years

We know how important it is to be able to have your new teeth for as long as possible. As long as you properly care for your crowns and bridges, and you maintain good oral hygiene, your restorations could easily last up to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

Harbor Mesa Dental Care boasts durable, natural-looking crowns and bridges to those living in and around Costa Mesa, CA. If you want to find out if you’re an ideal candidate for crowns or bridges then call Dr. Sanacore, Dr. Kunert, and Dr. DeBourg-Shilaimon at (714) 825-0025.