If you have damaged or missing teeth causing your discomfort, you need a dental crown or bridge. Jonggoo Park, DDS, and his trusted team at JP Dental Care in Fountain Valley, California, can repair your teeth and help you get your smile back. To schedule an appointment and find out if you can benefit from dental crowns and bridges, call JP Dental Care or use the online booking tool today.
A dental crown is a fitted cap covering dental implants or individual teeth to protect and restore your smile. At JP Dental Care, the team provides all ceramic dental crowns to esthetically replicate the size and shape of your natural tooth and prevent further decay, restoring your tooth to its original form.
Your provider may recommend a dental crown for issues such as:
You may also need a dental crown if you struggle with bruxism, a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth.
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may need a dental bridge. JP Dental Care provides dental bridges to help restore the look and function of your teeth with fixed restorations that replace missing teeth by joining a crown to the adjacent teeth or implants.
Without a dental bridge, the teeth surrounding your missing tooth might shift to fill the space, causing dental issues like crowding. Missing teeth can also cause your jawbone to weaken or soften, resulting in issues like a fractured jaw and further tooth loss.
A dental bridge can prevent dental complications from developing by filling the gap in your smile and stabilizing your jawbone.
Although there are similarities in the procedure for dental crowns and bridges, the process differs slightly.
To receive a crown, your provider takes an impression of your tooth to replicate its shape. Then they file the enamel of your decayed tooth to properly fit the crown, securing it in place with dental cement.
Once they secure the crown, your provider adjusts the tooth to make sure it comfortably fits.
In the future, if your crown happens to fall out or break, call JP Dental Care to receive a complimentary all ceramic crown upgrade. That provides you with a metal-free, durable, and long-lasting crown at no additional cost.
Placing a dental bridge takes slightly longer than a dental crown placement.
To begin, your provider files the enamel of your adjacent teeth to place the necessary crowns. Then they take impressions of your teeth to make sure the bridge will properly fit between your teeth or crowns.
Once the bridge is ready, your provider secures it in place, making any needed adjustments to ensure that it fits you comfortably. After the procedure, you should return to JP Dental Care for a follow-up appointment to ensure a successful outcome.
If you’re in need of a dental crown and bridge, call JP Dental Care to speak with a team member or use the online booking tool today to schedule an appointment.