At Bay Smile Dental we provide high quality dental crowns bridges to our patients.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth — to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance.
The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Why Is a Dental Crown Needed?
A dental crown may be needed in the following situations:
- To protect a weak tooth (for instance, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
- To restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
- To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
- To hold a Dental Bridge in place
- To cover misshapened or severely discolored teeth
- To cover a dental implant
- To make a cosmetic modification
For children, a crown may be used on primary (baby) teeth in order to:
- Save a tooth that has been so damaged by decay that it can’t support a filling.
- Protect the teeth of a child at high risk for tooth decay, especially when a child has difficulty keeping up with daily oral hygiene.
What Is the Process for Getting a Dental Crown ?
During the first visit for getting a dental crown, the tooth is prepared. Preparation involves recontouring the tooth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over it. Next, impression of the tooth are made, which serve as a model from which the crown will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary crown to wear to protect the exposed tooth and gums while the crown is being made.
During the second visit, your temporary crown will be removed and the new permanent crown will be placed. Necessary adjustments are made to the crown, by the dentist to make sure your bite is proper. Then the crown is permanently cemented into place.
What is a Dental Bridge ?
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth.
A bridge is made up of two crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and a false tooth/teeth in between. These false teeth are called pontics and can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges?
- Restore your smile
- Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
- Maintain the shape of your face
- Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
- Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position
What Is the Process for Getting Dental Bridge?
During the first visit for getting a dental bridge, the abutment teeth are prepared. Preparation involves recontouring these teeth by removing a portion of enamel to allow room for a crown to be placed over them. Next, impressions of the teeth are made, which serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic, and crowns will be made by a dental lab. Your dentist will make a temporary bridge to wear to protect the exposed teeth and gums while the bridge is being made.
During the second visit, your temporary bridge will be removed and the new permanent bridge will be checked and adjusted, as necessary, to achieve a proper fit. Then the bridge is permanently cemented into place.
At Bay Smile Dental, we try to make your visit a very pleasant one. We always use the best available materials for dental crowns bridges. Dr. Jaspreet Harika is an experienced Fremont Dentist serving Fremont, Newark, Union City, Hayward, Milpitas and surrounding areas. She uses gentle techniques to perform dental procedures like dental crowns bridges implants and more, to make it a painless dental experience for her patients. Dr. Harika is a certified provider of Invisalign. She has gone through specialized training in dental implants.
Call 510.284.2511 to make an appointment or Book Online Now !