Dental Crowns and Bridges in Oceanside, CA

Dr. Farhad Sharifi may recommend a dental crown or bridge to restore your smile. Crowns and bridges work to restore or replace your teeth so that you can once again enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. Call North Coast Dental Excellence today at 760-941-1414 to learn more about dental crowns and bridges in Oceanside, California, and schedule your consultation with our dentist.

Understanding Dental Crowns & Dental Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are two of the most common procedures available for replacing and restoring missing or damaged teeth. A dental crown is used to restore a tooth’s function and appearance after it has been damaged by decay or injury. A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth.

What Are Dental Crowns Made of?

Dental crowns are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic and metal. Bridges can be made from these same materials. The type of material used will depend on the location of the tooth and the amount of force that it will need to withstand. Crowns are usually cemented onto the existing teeth or anchored implants to provide long-lasting results for your smile, while bridges are held in place by crowns. Crowns and bridges can last for many years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.

When Are Dental Crowns Recommended?

Crowns, or caps, are usually recommended when teeth have been broken or damaged by decay, disease, or injury. They are designed to restore the strength, functionality, and appearance of the teeth and are custom-made to fit perfectly over your teeth and fully restore your smile. Once in place, a crown will improve the appearance of the tooth as well as protect it from sustaining additional damage. If you are replacing a missing tooth, your crown will be placed atop a dental implant to complete your treatment.

When Are Dental Bridges Used?

Bridges are replacements for missing teeth. Missing teeth can cause your remaining teeth to shift out of position, disrupting your smile and resulting in a bad bite. Missing teeth also impact your ability to eat and speak normally. A dental bridge will close the gap between your teeth, preventing them from shifting out of place, restoring your smile and helping you retain your oral function. Bridges are typically anchored in place with crowns attached to the teeth on either side of the bridge, but may also be supported by one or more dental implants.

If you have a dental crown or bridge, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and visit our crown dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. With proper care, your crown or bridge can last for many years.

Schedule a Consultation

Give us a call today to make an appointment with our crown dentist and find out more!