Dental Crowns And Bridges | Los Gatos Family Dentistry
At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the innumerable advantages of a complete set of healthy teeth. Unfortunately, life often surprises us with the unimaginable; losing a permanent tooth is one of these unexpected hardships. If you have lost one or more teeth in the same area of your mouth, Dr. Phan may recommend a crown and bridge restoration to rebuild your smile and your bite. Our dental practice is your source for Los Gatos dental crowns and dental bridges. Both of these are dental procedures that not only make your smile more attractive, but also give your teeth more stability and functionality.
A dental crown, often referred to as a cap, is a dental restoration that encircles a damaged or weakened tooth to protect it and restore function and esthetics. A crown is both strong and durable and can extend the life of your teeth.
Dr. Phan, a highly skilled dentist, has years of experience meticulously preparing teeth for dental crowns in Los Gatos. Our highly skilled lab technician uses only the best quality materials to painstakingly create a customized, handmade crown that fits your mouth perfectly.
You may benefit from a crown in the following situations:
- To restore tooth structure to a badly decayed or broken tooth
- To strengthen a tooth weakened by a root canal or large filling
- To close gaps between misshapen teeth or replace a tooth over an implant
Why Choose Crown & Bridgework?
Your teeth fit perfectly together like the pieces of a puzzle, allowing you to chew and speak properly without a second thought. In the absence of even a single tooth, your entire bite becomes unstable and the composition of your jaw begins to change. Teeth shift out of proper alignment in order to more effectively bear the forces of chewing, and the potential for periodontal disease is significantly heightened. Regardless of the location of the empty tooth socket, every other component of your dentition is negatively affected.
In order to replace your missing teeth and keep your remaining teeth in their proper places, Dr. Phan may recommend the placement of a dental bridge secured by crowns. A bridge is similar to a crown, but is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth. The way this procedure works is that crowns are placed on the teeth adjacent to the missing space and connected as a single unit, forming a bridge. Crown and bridge treatment involves the placement of a secure row of prosthetic teeth (called pontics) between two other teeth on either side. The teeth that flank the gap on each side are carefully prepared and capped with custom crowns; these crowns hold your bridge in place, flush against the gum. Crown and bridge treatment benefits patients who are missing between one and three teeth in a row.
Just like a dental crown, a dental bridge is strong, long lasting, and esthetic. A bridge will prevent your teeth from shifting and replace those missing teeth so you no longer need to feel self-conscious when you smile.
Contemporary restorative dentistry makes it possible to receive the crown and bridgework you need without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. Dr. Phan focuses on making sure that her patients are left with radiant, healthy smiles that look completely natural; no one has to know that you once lived with missing teeth with the help of our state-of-the-art restorative technology.
Schedule Your Restorative Consultation Today
If you are currently missing one or more teeth in a row and would like to explore your restorative dentistry options, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Phan. We sincerely look forward to helping you restore and rejuvenate your smile, relying upon the most advanced technology available today. Learn about how crowns and bridges can help you speak, eat, and smile with confidence at Los Gatos Family Dentistry. Our conveniently located dental practice warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Saratoga, Campbell, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Monte Sereno, and more.