Restorative Dentist in Mountain View, CA
What are Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges?
Our teeth perform many important functions in our daily lives. Healthy teeth help to give the patient a beautiful smile, therefore any damage that occurs to the patient's teeth can affect their confidence greatly. Dental crowns and bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are used to combat the damage and wear and tear that affects the patient's teeth. Unlike other removable dental devices, these devices are fixed in place by the dentist onto the damaged tooth. At Valley View Dental Care, the dental crowns and bridges are constructed efficiently and carefully, without the use of metals or metal restorations.
How do Dental Crowns Work?
A dental crown is a prosthetic device that is used to cover or cap a tooth that is damaged. It is a useful dental method that is used in cases where the patient's tooth is discolored, chipped, broken, or worn out. These dental crowns improve the patient's oral health, the appearance of the tooth, and the alignment of the tooth in the patient's mouth as well. At Valley View Dental Care, the dental crown is constructed with ceramic to ensure that it perfectly blends in with the patient's teeth; it is also constructed in a single visit which saves the patient's time. This device is resilient, permanent, and extremely useful in cases where the tooth structure is unsightly and damaged beyond repair.
How do Dental Bridges Work?
Many patients face problems due to gaps between their teeth that look unsightly and ruin their smile. Gaps between the patient's teeth can cause the other teeth around it to shift, and it can also lead to problems with the patient's oral health. In such cases, dental bridges are used to replace the missing teeth and rid the patient of these problematic gaps. A dental bridge procedure involves the placement of a prosthetic tooth in the gap between the teeth. This tooth is held in place by an abutment and dental crowns on either side that act as anchors for the new tooth. It is constructed and held in place without the use of any metal. The dental bridge is securely bonded to the patient's tooth and it helps to give the patient a healthier smile.
Decay and damage to your teeth are not a problem that you have to go on living with. Dental crowns and bridges are efficient and affordable dental devices that can restore your teeth back to good health. Once you take the initiative towards having healthier teeth, you will have more confidence and a brighter smile.