Tooth Repair and Restoration in Van Nuys, CA
Damaged teeth can mar even the most beautiful smile. If you have missing or decayed teeth, you probably feel like that’s the only thing people notice about you.
We want to tell you that there’s no need to live with unhealthy teeth that affect your ability to enjoy life and make you feel self-conscious when you smile. At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we use high-quality ceramic crowns and bridges to restore your teeth to full health and dramatically improve your appearance.
All-Ceramic Dental Crowns
How Are Dental Crowns Used?
Crowns are a type of restoration that fixes damaged teeth, fills gaps between teeth, and covers up badly shaped or discolored teeth. A dental crown will also restore the function of the tooth so you can eat and chew properly. If a tooth has a cavity or crack that’s too large for a filling, it will need a crown. Teeth that have undergone root canals will also often need crowns to protect them.
How Does the Crown Procedure Work?
Once you and Dr. Bacquet have decided that a crown is the best option for you, we start by preparing the tooth to make sure it’s healthy and free of decay or disease. When we’re ready to start the procedure to place your crown, Dr. Bacquet will numb the area to be treated. He’ll take impressions of your prepared tooth, which are then sent to a dental lab where your new crown will be created. We will pick a shade that matches the color of your surrounding teeth, and you will leave the office with a temporary tooth the same day.
In about two weeks, your newly fabricated crown will be ready for placement in your mouth. Dr. Bacquet will make any necessary adjustments to ensure proper fit and esthetics. Once you are happy with the way it looks and feels, we will cement it in place.
When Do You Use a Dental Bridge?
A bridge is a dental device that’s used to fill the space left by a missing tooth. Dental bridges typically consist of an artificial tooth (pontic) that is suspended between two crowns. The pontic sits in the space left by the missing tooth, and the crowns are attached to the teeth on either side.
A bridge is an important restoration because it fills the empty space and prevents neighboring teeth from drifting. Without a bridge, this movement can cause multiple teeth to shift which eventually leads to bite, alignment, and jaw problems. Dental bridges protect the structure of existing teeth and restore your healthy, vibrant smile.
Help for Your Damaged Smile
At Saticoy Plaza Dentistry, we have many options for fixing damaged or missing teeth. Dental crowns and bridges are just two examples of the ways we can restore your smile to full health. As part of your treatment process, Dr. Bacquet will share all your options, weigh the pros and cons of them, and help you make a decision that makes sense for you.
If you would like to take the necessary steps to enjoy a healthier, more beautiful smile, please give us a call! We will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation to discuss your needs.