Posts for: September, 2021

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
September 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Crowns and Bridges  

Tooth restorations such as dental crowns and bridges in Pasadena, CA, fix broken or damaged teeth. Your dentist, Dr. Jerry Johnson, can correct your dental issues with crowns and bridges.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are tooth restorations that cover and strengthen your natural teeth. They are crafted using impressions of your teeth so they are the perfect fit. Getting dental crowns to support your teeth after damage means that your natural teeth are still salvageable. You must have sufficient tooth structure to support dental crowns.

If you have dental problems such as tooth decay, you'll need treatment first before proceeding with a dental restoration. A root canal treatment removes the damaged tooth pulp. A dental crown after your root canal treatment strengthens your tooth to prevent more damage.

Dental crowns are also a great restoration for dental issues such as:

  • Broken teeth
  • Chipped teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Stained teeth

Dental Bridges

If your teeth have extensive damage requiring a tooth extraction, your dentist can offer you dental bridges. Dental bridges are false teeth that are supported by your natural teeth to fill the gap in your smile. Dental bridges have several benefits such as:

  • Completing your smile
  • Supporting your facial structure
  • Preventing tooth migration
  • Restoring chewing ability
  • Restoring proper speech

Dental Restoration Procedure

Depending on the degree of damage to your teeth, your dentist will recommend a dental restoration to improve your smile. This begins with a dental examination where your dentist determines the degree of damage and the appropriate dental restoration. Your dentist may offer you a local anesthetic so that you feel more comfortable during your procedure.

Your dentist will shave some of the enamel off your natural teeth to prepare them for your new dental crowns or bridges in Pasadena, CA. Your tooth impressions used in making your dental crowns and bridges ensure that your new teeth restorations look as natural as possible. After installing your tooth restoration, your dentist ensures that it's a perfect fit.

Restoring your damaged teeth with dental crowns and bridges in Pasadena, CA, is possible. Call your dentist, Dr. Johnson, at (626) 798-7896 to schedule a consultation today.


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