Crowns and Bridges
At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to enjoy the innumerable advantages of teeth that are healthy and function well. The loss of a permanent tooth can be very traumatic and affect us physically and emotionally.
If you have lost one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Phan may recommend a crown and bridge restoration to rebuild your smile and your bite. These dental procedures make your smile more attractive and give your teeth more stability and functionality.
Dental Crowns Restore Function and Aesthetics
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 its function and aesthetics. A crown is both strong and durable and can extend the life of your teeth by several years.
Dr. Phan is a highly skilled dentist who has years of experience in meticulously preparing teeth for dental crowns. Our expert lab technician uses only the best quality materials to painstakingly craft a customized, handmade crown that blends in seamlessly with your smile.
At Los Gatos Family Dentistry, we often recommend dental crowns 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 for Tooth Replacement?
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.
Your bite can shift out of alignment as your teeth adjust to excess chewing forces they weren't meant to bear, and your risk for developing periodontal disease is significantly increased. Regardless of the location of the missing tooth, every other component of your dentition is negatively affected.
To replace your missing teeth and keep your remaining teeth in their proper places, Dr. Phan may recommend the placement of a bridge that is similar to a crown but is used to replace a missing tooth or several teeth.
What Is the Process for Crown and Bridge Placement?
Crown and bridge treatment benefits patients who are missing one, two, or three teeth in a row. A dental bridge is created as a unit to close the gap in your smile, with dental crowns attached to teeth adjacent to the missing tooth and an artificial tooth that sits in the open space.
The teeth that flank the gap are called anchor teeth because they hold the artificial tooth securely in place, flush against the gum.
Just like a single crown, a dental bridge is strong, long-lasting, and aesthetic. A bridge prevents your teeth from shifting out of place and fills the gap between your teeth so you can share your smile with confidence again.
Contemporary restorative dentistry available at our Los Gatos dental office makes it possible to receive the crown and bridgework you need without sacrificing aesthetics. Dr. Phan focuses on making sure that her patients are left with radiant, healthy smiles that look completely natural with the help of our state-of-the-art dental restorations.
Schedule Your Restorative Consultation Today
If you are currently missing one or more teeth and would like to explore the restorative dentistry options available to you in Los Gatos, we invite you to contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Phan.
We 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, San Jose, Cupertino, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Monte Sereno, Los Altos, and beyond.