Crowns and bridges are essential dental restorative solutions designed to replace significant amounts of lost tooth structure or missing teeth, offering functional and cosmetic improvements.
Crowns, often called "caps," are custom-made covers that encase a damaged or weakened tooth, restoring its strength, shape, and appearance. They are ideal for teeth with extensive decay, fractures, or large fillings. Bridges, on the other hand, consist of one or more artificial teeth anchored between two crowns, effectively "bridging" the gap created by missing teeth. These restorations not only provide structural support and enhance chewing ability but also enhance a patient's smile by filling the spaces left by lost teeth.
At Dr. Clementine C. Ignacio, DMD, we have crowns and bridges crafted to match the natural color and shape of surrounding teeth, creating a seamless and functional dental solution for those with substantial tooth damage or loss.
The Benefits of Bridges
Improves Your Smile
A missing tooth or teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile, and it can also affect your ability to eat and speak properly. Dental bridges are an effective way to replace missing teeth and restore your smile.
Prevents Your Teeth From Shifting
When a tooth is missing, the teeth on either side of the gap may shift out of place to fill the gap. This can cause problems with your bite and lead to uneven wear on your teeth. A dental bridge prevents this from happening by filling in the gap with a prosthetic tooth.
Restores Chewing Function
Missing teeth can make it difficult to bite and chew food properly. A dental bridge in Anaheim restores your ability to chew and eat normally by replacing the missing tooth or teeth.
Keeps Remaining Teeth Healthy
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth often shift out of place. This can cause them to be crooked or crowded, leading to tooth decay or other problems. A dental bridge keeps the remaining teeth in their proper positions and prevents them from moving.
The Benefits of Crowns
Restores Tooth Structure
Dental crowns are designed to cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth. They provide a durable, protective "cap" that restores the tooth's shape and function.
Strengthens Weakened Teeth
Crowns provide added strength to teeth undergoing extensive decay, large fillings, or root canal treatment, preventing further damage or fracture.
Crowns are crafted by our dentist in Anaheim, to match the color, size, and shape of the surrounding natural teeth, improving the overall appearance of your smile. They are an excellent choice for cosmetic purposes, such as concealing discolored or misshapen teeth.
Improves Bite and Chewing Function
By restoring the natural shape and alignment of the teeth, crowns help improve bite and chewing function, allowing for a more comfortable and effective oral experience.
Restore your smile's beauty and functionality with our expert dental crowns and bridges. Visit Dr. Clementine C. Ignacio, DMD, at 2415 West Lincoln Ave Suite A, Anaheim, CA 92081, or call (714) 220-1032 to explore how crowns and bridges can transform oral health and confidence.