Restore Damaged & Missing Teeth
Dental Crowns & Bridges in Mountain View
If you have a damaged or missing tooth and you’re interested in exploring your options for restorations and repair, Peninsula Dental Excellence offers a wide range of options to get you smiling again. At our office, our dentists have years of experience performing successful restorative treatments, including dental crowns and bridges. If you’re in Mountain view, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
Common Uses for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are the preferred method of restoring teeth that have suffered major damage, but are still healthy enough to be saved. Crowns are tooth-shaped and they are designed to attach permanently to your remaining enamel after any damage has been removed. The crown will cover up and protect your entire tooth, all the way down to the gum line.
Dental crowns are commonly used to treat cavities that are too big to be repaired with a filling, or to replace a large filling that has failed. Crowns are also typically used to cover up and protect teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy. Sometimes, crowns can be used for cosmetic purposes, to cover a heavily-stained tooth or a tooth that is too small or misshapen to be treated with an alternative cosmetic treatment like bonding or veneers.
What Is a Dental Bridge?
Understanding the Basics of Dental Bridges
A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns that are attached to healthy “abutment” teeth located next to the gap where you’ve lost one or more teeth. These abutment teeth are trimmed to prepare them for dental crowns, and the crowns are then bonded into place permanently. One or more false teeth (pontics) are attached to these crowns, and these false teeth literally bridge the gap where your missing tooth or teeth used to be.
Dental bridges are a longer-lasting, more natural alternative to a partial denture, and many patients prefer bridges because they will not shift or move. They can also be used to restore multiple adjacent missing teeth, unlike a single-tooth dental implant, and they do not require any major oral surgery. Bridges typically last 10-15 years.
The Benefits Of Crowns & Bridges
Dental crowns and bridges have a number of great benefits. Crowns are relatively affordable, they can save and protect your natural tooth structure, and they eliminate the risk of further complications. They do not require any special treatment beyond keeping up with proper oral hygiene and routine visits, and they can easily last 15+ years with proper care.
Bridges are usually more affordable than multiple dental implants, and they can be placed in just a few weeks. Compared to a partial denture, bridges are much more comfortable, and they look and feel more natural.
At Peninsula Dental Excellence
Our goal is to encourage patients to get the treatment they need and get back to optimal dental health as soon as possible. Our office is a safe environment where you will feel comfortable and confident during every visit, knowing that you are taking the necessary steps to regain your dental health. Getting excellent dental care is something to be proud of, so if you are in the Mountain View area, stop by our office at 1704 Miramonte Avenue, Suite 4, Mountain View, California 94040 or give us a call at (650) 968-9186 to get started.