Crowns & Bridges
Crowns & Bridges
Refresh Your Look With A Beautiful New Tooth Crown In Orange, CA
Stunning Tooth Crown In Orange, CA
Crowns & Bridges, Orange, California
Are you suffering from a tooth that's been damaged or broken? Maybe you're missing a tooth and it's time for a replacement. No matter what your specific dental situation, Gold Coast Dental Orange has you covered! Our crown and bridge services are ready to enhance your appearance and bring your smile back to full radiance.
You may need a dental bridge to "bridge" the gap in your mouth that's causing you trouble right now. And you may need a crown to keep that bridge in place. You may need a crown for all sorts of other reasons, too; maybe you have a weak tooth that you want to protect from breaking. Maybe you need to restore a broken tooth, or cover a tooth that has a large filling. There are plenty of reasons, and we're familiar with them all. Our top-notch team of dental professionals is ready to handle whatever your crown and bridge challenge may be. Give us a call at (657) 888-9011 to set up an appointment, and find out why we're the best crowns dentist in Orange!
Crowns Vs. Veneers
The classic battle rages on
Do you need crowns or are veneers the better choice? Let's examine both services and find out! With the right dentist, crowns can be just as aesthetically pleasing as veneers, and unlike veneers, crowns can cover the entire tooth, protecting it all around from decay. However, teeth with veneers over them are still susceptible to decay. That doesn't mean that crowns are necessarily better than veneers; one drawback of a crown is that more of the original tooth must be removed to create space for the crown.
With veneers, very little to none of the natural tooth enamel needs to be removed. Another consideration is that with certain types of crowns, a thin dark line may be visible between your natural tooth and the crown. Veneers do a better job of covering up the distinction between the artificial addition and the actual tooth. On the other hand, veneers can crack or become damaged, especially if the wearer grinds their teeth at night. They may need to be replaced over time, just like crowns. Crowns may also be at least partially covered by dental insurance,
while veneers are less likely to be covered by insurance because of their focus on cosmetic properties. Pricewise, the cost of a crown varies significantly based on a number of factors, as does the cost of veneers, so it is difficult to compare the two in this category. The broad, generalized summary is that if you're looking for something that is more durable that focuses on improving overall dental health, a crown may be better, while if your only aim is to improve your appearance, veneers may be the way to go.
Fill That Gap... And Your Confidence
We'll get you feeling right again
Don't let your tooth problems linger. It's time to feel right again. Our team of highly respected, highly trained dental professionals know all the right moves to get you back on track with your dental health and with your life. Our skills with dental crowns and bridges are unmatched. Don't believe us? See for yourself! If you'd like to schedule a consultation to discuss how crowns and bridges can improve your life, give us a call at (657) 888-9011 today!
What Kinds Of Crowns Are There?
A quick look at the choices
You might be ready for a crown, but don't know which one to get. After all, there are a few options, aren't there? While they all restore your tooth, they are certainly different from each other in a few ways. Let's have a look... Ceramic crowns are among the most popular type of crown because of their aesthetic properties. They're made from a porcelain-based material and possess coloring and light-reflecting properties that resemble natural teeth. Because the crowns don't contain any metal, there are no visible black lines around the edges as there are with other types of crowns. Another type of crown, porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, have been used for decades and are known for being extremely durable and aesthetically pleasing.
However, it is not advised to place them in the front of the mouth due to their connection to a metal structure. A classic staple in the crown world, gold crowns remain a solid way to restore one's teeth. They're gentle on gums, they fit well and they don't fracture. However, they don't blend in with the tooth the way other types do. Finally, crowns made from base metal alloys are composed to non-noble metals that are resistant to corrosion. This type of crown requires the least amount of healthy tooth to be removed prior to being placed. The various types of crowns all have their own distinct traits. If you'd like to discuss which type of crown is right for you, don't hesitate to give us a call at (657) 888-9011.
How does a tooth bridge work?
A bridge for missing tooth is created by filing down or filling the teeth that surround the gap that is to be bridged. Once the supporting tooth or teeth have been prepared, an impression is taken of the missing tooth and surrounding teeth. This is used to create the bridge that fills the original gap.
What is a crown?
A crown is a dental treatment that involves capping a tooth or implant, both for cosmetic and restorative purposes. They are often bonded to the tooth using dental cement.
How long do crowns last?
Porcelain crowns last anywhere from five to 30 years, depending on how well you take care of it. Make sure you brush and floss regularly, and that you come in for dental cleanings every six months for best results.
How much does a dental crown cost?
There are a number of factors that determine how much a dental crown costs, including the type of crown being applied, the amount of prep work involved, and whether insurance covers all or part of the crown. You're welcome to give us a call to schedule a consultation to discuss pricing.
Should I get a crown or extraction?
In general, it's always best to preserve your teeth! If it's possible to restore your tooth without having to do an extraction, then a crown would be a better choice. Give us a call and we can discuss options.
How much does a dental bridge cost?
The cost of a dental bridge depends on a number of factors: what type of bridge is used, the materials used, and the number and location of missing teeth. Schedule a consultation today to discuss exact pricing details.
How is a crown placed?
This usually requires two dental visits. First, we remove some of the outer layer of the tooth so the crown will fit, as well as any decay. Then an impression is created to provide a model for the crown. Once the crown is ready, it is cemented in place inside the mouth.
How many teeth can be in a bridge?
It's actually common for bridges to replace more than one tooth at a time, as long as there are enough teeth in place to connect with crowns. If there aren't, then implants can still be used to offer support for a bridge.
Dental bridge vs. implant: what should I pick?
We can help you decide whether a bridge or an implant is the better option for you. With an implant, your adjacent teeth don't need to be filed or filled. Implants are more permanent, as they're surgically connected to the jaw and fused into the bone. However, implants cost more than bridges and sometimes require a bone graft if the jawbone isn't strong enough to support the implant.
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