Crowns and Bridges

Prosthodontic and Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentistry located in Glendale, CA

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges services offered in Glendale, CA

Custom crowns and bridges made of porcelain look almost indistinguishable from your natural teeth and can allow you to enjoy a fully functional smile. At LA Dentists Group in Pasadena and Glendale, California, you can get a porcelain crown or bridge that meets your needs and restores your bite. For more information on crowns and bridges, request a consultation online or over the phone today.

Crowns and Bridges Q&A

What are crowns?

Crowns are a type of tooth restoration that can cap a weak or damaged tooth. They can also attach to individual dental implants to replace a missing tooth and fill a gap in your smile. Your dentist creates your crown to look almost identical to the natural tooth in its original state and makes sure it feels comfortable in your bite. 

LA Dentists Group offers custom-made porcelain crowns to treat various oral health problems and concerns. You might benefit from a crown to:

  • Protect a weak tooth from further damage
  • Cover a large filling
  • Replace a tooth with a dental implant
  • Improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile
  • Correct a poor bite

There are plenty of reasons why you might benefit from a crown, and your dentist lets you know why they believe a porcelain crown is your best choice. Porcelain mimics the natural appearance of your teeth and can be matched to their color. 

What are bridges?

Bridges are often grouped with dental crowns because they include crowns. A bridge is a restorative dental device that uses one or two crowns, or a metal framework, to anchor a fake tooth called a pontic in your smile’s gap. In other words, a bridge “bridges” the gap. 

Getting a bridge involves a planning and fabrication process similar to getting a crown. The team at LA Dentists Group takes digital impressions of your smile and prepares the teeth that need crowns by removing some of their enamel. 

When your bridge is ready, the team places it and makes sure it fits correctly while serving its function. They might make a few final adjustments before cementing the bridge into place. 

How long do crowns and bridges last?

As long as you take great care of them and of your oral health in general, your porcelain crown or bridge from LA Dentists Group can last for at least a decade, but usually longer. 

Taking care of your crown or bridge isn’t much different from taking care of your natural teeth, and you’ll need to continue brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dentist every six months.

To avoid breaking a crown or bridge before its time is up, you should avoid biting down on solid objects like seeds or hard candies. You should also never use your teeth to tear through fabric, cardboard, or any other materials where scissors can and should do the job. 

Call LA Dentists Group today or request an appointment online to explore the benefits of custom crowns and bridges today.