Crowns and Bridges
The surface enamel covering your teeth is simultaneously the hardest substance in your body – and one of the most fragile.
Enamel is mostly made of minerals and can vary in color. It also acts as a shield and protector for your teeth to keep them from wearing down or eroding. It protects the inner portion of your teeth from harmful bacteria and plaque.
Over time, through wear-and-tear, aging, bad habits like chewing on ice, or injury, enamel can weaken and become susceptible to damage or decay. Weak or damaged teeth may require fillings or a substantial tooth repair.
At Healthy Living Dentistry in Foothill Ranch, CA, we appreciate how a broken or chipped tooth can impact your oral health, personal comfort, and self-esteem. We are proud to treat weakened or missing teeth to bring back your beautiful smile and restore your quality of life. Dr. Roy Kim may recommend a dental crown or bridge as beautiful, natural-looking dental restorations to restore your smile.
What Are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a precisely handcrafted dental prosthetic applied over the entire tooth down to the gum line. Not only does it strengthen and protect your tooth structure, but it is also shaded and sized to blend in perfectly with your smile. Even up close, no one will ever be able to tell you’ve had dental work done.
Since you wear the tooth crown over your broken tooth, it will protect your tooth from further damage due to infection, decay, fracturing, and normal wear-and-tear.
Why Choose Dental Crowns?
Dr. Kim may advise dental crowns to treat the following oral health conditions:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- As a cosmetic procedure
- Cavities that are too large for fillings
- Tooth decay
- Dental implant
- Root canal
- Dental bridge
If one or more of the above situations apply, you may benefit from our finely crafted dental crowns.
Dental Bridges Restore Missing Teeth
Missing a tooth is nothing to feel embarrassed about. The truth is, many Americans suffer from tooth loss for many reasons, including gum disease or injury.
Patients in Foothill Ranch, CA, have multiple alternatives for replacing teeth, including permanent dental implants. Dental bridges are a popular non-surgical option that can fill a gap in your smile.
Dental bridges are fabricated to look natural and be reliable. They use existing teeth to anchor dental crowns to an artificial tooth held in the middle.
The Dental Crown and Bridge Process
During your dental appointment with us, we will make an impression of your teeth to create an accurate and precise blueprint for your dental restoration. Our Foothill Ranch dentist uses digital imaging to relay your teeth's shade, size, and shape to create a natural and durable smile.
During the dental procedure, we ensure patient comfort by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area. For dental crowns, we treat decay or infection before sanitizing the tooth and fitting the dental crown for a perfect fit. Our friendly and welcoming dental staff will provide after-care instructions and schedule a follow-up appointment.
Dental bridges are a similar procedure, and we work hard to create a stress-free treatment.
Are You Interested in Learning More?
Dr. Roy Kim and his entire dental team take pride in creating, designing, and crafting reliable and attractive dental crowns and bridges. Patients can expect to enjoy their dental restorations for many years with proper care and maintenance.
Do you have cracked or missing teeth? You have options! Call Healthy Living Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.