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By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
March 10, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges   dental crowns  

Crowns and bridges can do so many things for your smile. Together, they restore your smile by securely anchoring artificial teeth in place. With your smile restored, they also help restore biting and chewing functions and reduce strain on surrounding teeth. Dr. Jerry Johnson is your Pasadena dentist for crowns and bridges.

How Crowns and Bridges Work

Crowns and bridges make it possible to fill the gaps in your smile by replacing missing teeth with artificial ones. The bridge contains artificial teeth called pontics for filling in the gaps where teeth are missing. Crowns are protective caps that fit over existing teeth or implants and can be used to anchor a dental bridge in place. A crown is positioned at each end of the bridge. The crowns fit over an existing tooth on either side of the gap to hold the bridge in place.

Benefits of Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and bridges restore your smile by eliminating the gaps caused by missing teeth. And since bridges are secured with crowns, they offer the benefit of remaining securely in place and you do not have to worry about it slipping out of place when eating or speaking as you might with a denture.

Several other benefits result from filling the gaps in your smile with crowns and bridges. When teeth are missing, the remaining teeth can endure added strain and become worn down faster. Further, gaps from missing teeth can alter the way you speak by causing the tongue to slip into the gaps when speaking. In addition to restoring your smile, filling in the gaps with crowns and bridges can address all of these concerns.

Crowns and bridges can restore your smile and resolve many of the problems associated with having missing teeth, such as alleviating the increased strain on surrounding teeth. To find out if crowns and bridges are the right option for restoring your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Johnson, your Pasadena dentist, by calling the office at (626) 798-7896. In addition to serving the Pasadena area, Dr. Johnson also serves Altadena, Monrovia, Sierra Madre, and the San Gabriel Valley.

By Jerry A. Johnson, D.D.S.
July 13, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges   Crowns  

Bridges and crowns are both restorative procedures that can help improve your smile. They are used in different instances with the help ofBridges and Crowns 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.


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