When we have lost, cracked, or otherwise weakened teeth, our overall bite can suffer. Not only can eating and speaking be impacted, it can lead to further damage if left untreated. Dental crowns & bridges in Mission Valley at Vaheed Bayette DDS are just a few of the ways our team is ready to help you.
What are dental crowns?
Dental crowns are a cover placed permanently over a damaged tooth to repair, protect, and strengthen the underlying tooth. They fit over like a cap—hence their other name, cap. Crowns come in many different materials, and we’ll help you pick the right one for you. With proper care, crowns can last for decades.
What is the procedure for dental crowns?
The first step of getting a dental crown is to prepare the tooth. This usually consists of shaving off the damaged parts and creating room for the crown to be attached.
Once your tooth is the desired shape, we’ll take an impression of it and the surrounding teeth and send it off to the lab for your custom crown to be created. While you wait for your crown to be made, we’ll fit you with a comfortable, realistic temporary crown. When we’ve received your crown, we’ll have you back in to cement your new crown into place and ensure a seamless fit.
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What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is used to fill the space where you’ve lost a tooth. A dental bridge consists of two crowns connected by a prosthetic tooth known as a pontic. By attaching to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth, they quite literally bridge the gap where your missing tooth once was. With proper care, dental bridges can last over a decade.
What is the procedure for a dental bridge?
The procedure for getting a dental bridge is much like getting a dental crown. The two teeth that will receive crowns are shaved down and prepared for their crowns.
A mold is then taken and sent off to the lab for your custom bridge to be created. Once the bridge is completed, your expert dentist will have you back in to permanently cement it into place. If you are interested in getting dental crowns & bridges in Mission Valley, contact our office to set up your first consultation.