Advanced Dentistry by Design

How Do Crowns and Bridges Work?

May 20, 2022
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Posted By: Advanced Dentistry by Design

Crowns and bridges in San Jose, CA, are often discussed together, but crowns have many practical uses on their own.

Your dentist near Burbank, CA, offers quality crowns and bridges to repair and replace teeth.

What Is a Dental Crown, and How Does It Work?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped helmet cemented over a treated or prepared tooth. We customize your crown to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Your dentist recommends a tooth crown for various reasons. For example, if you have a broken or weak tooth due to trauma, decay, or a treated infection, your dentist will typically crown it to prevent loss or the need for extraction.

A dental crown is one option for patients with cosmetically flawed or discolored teeth. Your dentist can use the crown to conceal these issues.

We also use dental crowns to cap replacement roots in dental implant therapy and as anchors to secure a dental bridge.

What Is a Dental Bridge, and How Does It Work?

A dental bridge is a new prosthetic tooth (or two teeth) cemented between tooth crowns. When your dentist caps the tooth to the left and right of your smile gap, it allows the prosthetics to complete your smile.

Like tooth crowns, we customize our dental bridges in San Jose, CA, to deliberately match your teeth.

How Crowns and Bridges Restore Function

Crowns and bridges allow you to enjoy meals again and chew with ease. As a result, you’ll be able to smile without feeling self-conscious. And a complete smile is typically healthier because it staves off complications like tooth migration and misalignment.

Contact Your Dentist Near East Foothills, CA

We offer various tooth replacement choices in our dental office and are happy to discuss options with you. If you want to learn more about what we have to offer, or if you’re ready to arrange a tooth replacement consultation with the dentist, a team member is standing by to get you started.

We serve all locations, including San Jose, East Foothills, Berryessa, Alum Rock, Milpitas, and Burbank.

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