Bridges and crowns are both restorative procedures that can help improve your smile. They are used in different instances with the help of your Pasadena, California dentist Dr. Jerry Johnson. He can examine your smile and determine whether or not crowns or bridges will help improve your oral health.
More about Bridges & Crowns
Bridges are natural-looking appliances that are used to replace a section of missing teeth in a patient’s mouth. They are custom-made and are barely noticeable. They help restore the natural contour of the teeth and the proper bite too. They are sometimes known as fixed partial dentures and are bonded to existing teeth. There are several types and your Pasadena, California dentist Dr. Johnson can determine which would work best for you. They can be made of porcelain or a combination of materials.
In terms of crowns, they are caps that are made of a strong porcelain material that are placed on top of teeth. They are used to restore either the appearance and/or the function of teeth. They are commonly used after a root canal to restore the function of the tooth after significant decay has been removed. Crowns can also be used to cover dental implants, prevent cracked teeth from worsening, attach bridges or to restore a tooth that has been damaged beyond what a dental filling can fix. They even can be used to make a stained or discolored tooth look white again. With proper oral hygiene, they can last up to 10 years or more.
For more information on bridges and crowns, schedule an appointment with your Pasadena, California dentist, Dr. Johnson today by calling 626-798-7896. He can examine your smile and help you decide whether a crown or bridge will restore your oral health.