Crowns & Bridges
Crestpointe Dental provides a wide range of excellent tooth restoration treatment options with custom crowns and bridges to restore both the look and function of your smile.
Whether you’re dealing with extensive tooth decay or physical damage to your tooth, dental crowns can provide an excellent option for tooth restoration. Crestpointe Dental provides dental crowns custom-made to match the appearance of your natural teeth while delivering durability and longevity.
We use high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold to give you the best possible results for your tooth restoration. These types of dental crowns can last 20 to 30 years before they need to be replaced, letting you enjoy a restored smile for decades.
The dental crown procedure is relatively straightforward. Crestpointe Dental uses the latest imaging technology to ensure that your dental crown is a perfect fit that can withstand the strenuous forces of chewing for decades.
To prepare your tooth for the crown, Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay trims away excess material to create a peg-like foundation for the tooth. In some cases, a root canal may be required to address tooth decay in preparation for your dental crown.
At the time of the procedure, a temporary crown is placed to protect the base. When your permanent crown arrives from the lab, replacing the temporary crown requires only a quick visit.
Dental crowns are vital to maintaining long-term oral health, so the dental crown cost is likely to be covered by your insurance.
Dental bridges are similar to dental crowns in some ways, being made of the same materials and custom-made to match each patient's unique smile. However, dental bridges consist of a row of three or more replacement teeth.
This makes it possible to replace a tooth or several teeth that are missing entirely. A dental crown relies on the natural tooth to serve as a foundation. However, this doesn’t work if the tooth is completely gone. A bridge uses the two teeth on either end as a foundation, bridging the gap where a tooth is missing.
The two teeth that serve as the foundation are prepared the same way as for a dental crown. Material is trimmed away, and digital imaging is used to produce a replacement that is a perfect fit. Once the bridge is ready, it is applied to the foundation teeth with dental cement.
Dental bridges are an excellent way to restore a patient's self-confidence regarding missing teeth. You will have a full smile again that perfectly matches your natural teeth. Dental bridges are indistinguishable from natural teeth under all but the closest examination. You’ll enjoy the fully restored form and function of your smile.
Another option for replacing a completely missing tooth is a dental implant. This involves the surgical implantation of a titanium post to serve as the foundation for a crown. Both options are highly effective, but dental bridges don’t require off-site surgery like a dental implant.
If you need any type of tooth restoration, schedule a consultation with Dr. Crescencia Tejero-Ugay at Crestpointe Dental in Santa Clara to discover your options.