Dental crowns are caps that cover the exposed surfaces of damaged teeth. They’re typically made from resin, ceramic, or metal, and they’re molded to match the shape of your natural teeth.
Crowns add strength to weak teeth, protecting them from decay and damage. Dr. Hoopes uses crowns to cap dental implants and to secure bridgework inside your mouth.
Along with functional benefits, crowns also have aesthetic purposes. They can reshape abnormal teeth or cover discolored teeth to improve the look of your smile.
A bridge is a dental restoration that fills the gap in your mouth left by missing teeth. It contains one or more prosthetic teeth, and it’s secured in place by crowns on one or both sides of the gap.
Custom dental bridges match your natural teeth and fill out your smile. They help your mouth function more normally, and they can even help protect remaining natural teeth by redistributing pressure as you chew.
While dental implants are growing in popularity as a solution for missing teeth, they’re not right for every patient, and bridges are still an essential part of restorative dentistry. Dr. Hoopes thoroughly evaluates your condition before recommending the best dental restoration for your mouth.
Dr. Hoopes and the team specialize in functional crowns and bridges, but they know restorative dentistry goes beyond function. Matching the look, color, and size of your natural teeth isn’t easy, but the team creates customized solutions to fit seamlessly in your mouth.
The office custom-matches tooth shades and other characteristics to make your crowns look just like your adjacent natural teeth. If you need a temporary restoration, the team takes the time to ensure it fits, feels comfortable, and looks good while you’re waiting for your permanent prosthetic.
Johnson Ranch Family Dentistry and Orthodontics regularly fits patients with new crowns and bridges, but they’re also experienced in restoring existing prosthetics. If you had implants, crowns, or bridgework placed by another dentist, oral surgeon, or periodontist, the team can revitalize the look of your smile. If you have had a root canal it may be necessary to protect the tooth that received treatment with a crown or bridge. Commonly as time goes by your root canal can cause the crown to weaken and fracture. A crown can protect your tooth from weakening since the material used by Dr. Hoopes acts as a strong shell that disperses chewing forces virtually eliminating the chance of losing the tooth.
Protect your oral health and enhance the aesthetics of your smile with custom crowns and bridges at Johnson Ranch Family Dentistry and Orthodontics. Call or book online today.