Dental Crowns and Bridges
At Long Beach Dental Health, we approach lost and damaged teeth with the utmost dedication. Our crowns and bridges deliver the high-quality restoration solutions that empower you to proudly and confidently showcase your smile.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
in Long Beach, CA
When it comes to addressing lost or severely damaged teeth, dental crowns and bridges serve as highly effective restorative solutions. Our crowns and bridges not only look like natural teeth, but also offer support for chewing and speaking. We prioritize using high-quality in the construction of our crowns and bridges, guaranteeing their longevity and performance.
The team at Long Beach Dental Health takes great care to ensure that your dental crowns and bridges blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. Typically, you can anticipate a minimum of two visits when receiving dental crowns or bridges. During your initial visit, we’ll take impressions of your teeth, which will be sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication. Once your custom crown or bridge is crafted, you’ll return for a second appointment to ensure its fit and functionality.
What is a dental crown?
Dental crowns in Long Beach, CA are used when a tooth has a very large filling that exceeds the natural tooth structure, your tooth had root canal therapy or for cosmetic reasons.
Dental crowns have many applications. The first is to be installed over a damaged tooth to cap the existing structure, which restores the damaged tooth so it can be used normally. Crowns can also be attached to dental implants to replace missing teeth; these implants will be surgically inserted into the jawbone and serve as the root for the tooth. This procedure keeps the crown steady and secure.
Additionally, dental crowns may also be used to provide extra support for dental bridges. They do not require any special treatment and can be brushed and flossed as normal.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges in Long Beach, CA are commonly used when a patient has lost one or more teeth. They are called bridges because they consist of one or more replacement teeth that bridge the gap that was created when the original teeth became lost. Dental bridges can be secured using abutment crowns on each end or by using permanently installed precision metal mechanisms. We custom design each component of a dental bridge to ensure that it looks natural and provides the desired performance.
How do temporary dental crowns work?
The process of placing a dental crown involves several important steps followed by our experienced dentist. To begin, we take impressions of both your upper and lower dental arches. These impressions serve as the foundation for creating a customized replica of your teeth, ensuring a secure fit for the permanent crown. This precision is important to prevent any potential bacteria reaching beneath the crowned tooth structure.
Most dentists take this impression and send it off to a dental laboratory for the permanent dental crown to be built. To get the impression correct for the permanent dental crown, they must shape the tooth base below it, which could leave your tooth vulnerable in the short period between the impression being made and the permanent dental crown being delivered. Temporary dental crowns are used to ensure your tooth is protected during this period.
Contact us if you have any questions about dental crowns and bridges.