Crowns and Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges are restorative treatments that are used to repair severely damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. When you suffer a crack or fracture in a tooth, need a root canal because of severe decay or other traumas that leave a tooth severely damaged or need a dental implant, a dental crown can help restore and protect your tooth. While dental bridges allow using replacement teeth to bridge the "gap" left by one or more missing teeth. These restorative treatments aim to not only restore the beauty to your smile but also give back functionality to your mouth. Here at Old Town Orange Dental Group, we offer the best in dental crowns and bridges to make sure you have your beautiful and radiant smile back in no time.
Dental crowns are a type of "cap" that is placed on top of a damaged tooth to repair its shape, size, and appearance if it has suffered a crack or fracture or to protect it if it has undergone a root canal treatment. There are different materials used for dental crowns, in the past, gold and silver crowns were the most common, however, porcelain and ceramic crowns are the most widely used nowadays. With porcelain crowns, you get a metal-free device that is as strong as the metal crowns but more discreet as the porcelain can be matched closely to the color of your natural teeth. Crowns will provide strength and protection as well as restore functionality to your teeth and can last for decades if they are taken care of properly, and good oral hygiene is practiced daily.
Losing one or more teeth is very hard not only because it is very noticeable but also because you lose some functionality and speaking and chewing becomes more difficult. But don't worry dental bridges can be the solution to your missing teeth! A dental bridge holding your replacement teeth is fixed to the gap left by your missing teeth using dental crowns attached to adjacent natural teeth. The dental bridge not only fills the gap but it also prevents your natural teeth from shifting because of the space left by your missing teeth. Having a dental bridge will also give back functionality to your mouth as you will be able to chew and speak normally again and smile confidently. The treatment for a dental bridge requires two visits; in the first visit Dr. Levitt creates molds of your teeth that will be sent to the lab to make a custom-made dental bridge that fits and blends with your natural teeth, in the second visit, once your dental bridge is ready, Dr. Levitt will install your dental bridge and you will be able to smile confidently with your new smile!
Don’t let a missing or damaged tooth get in the way of you and a radiant smile, Dr. Levitt and his team are here to help you! If you need a dental crown or bridge to restore your beautiful smile, call our Old Town Orange office at (714) 997-9030 to schedule an appointment today!