Crowns and Bridges Specialist

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Crowns and Bridges

If you experience tooth decay, damage, or missing permanent teeth, rely on Design Dental Spa in Marina Del Rey and Encino, in Los Angeles, California. General and cosmetic dentist Ramin Partovy, DDS, and his exceptional team offer metal-free cosmetic crowns and bridges to give you the gorgeous smile you long for. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are tooth restorations that improve the function and appearance of your teeth and smile. Crowns are tooth-colored caps that fit over the top or your natural teeth to strengthen and protect them. Implant-supported crowns attach to metal posts that your dentist can place within your jawbone. 

Dental bridges fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth. They consist of an artificial tooth attached to two crowns or several implant-supported crowns linked together.

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges offer numerous oral health and cosmetic benefits, including:

  • No more gaps
  • Stronger teeth
  • Natural-looking teeth
  • Reduced risk of future problems
  • Less adjacent tooth shifting
  • Aesthetically pleasing teeth
  • Beautiful smile
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier chewing

Crowns and bridges look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. They can give you back the self-confidence you deserve. 

Are crowns and bridges right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for dental crowns, bridges, or both, your dental provider reviews your oral health history and examines your teeth and gums. They take dental X-rays if needed before discussing your desired outcome and personalizing a dental treatment.

What happens during crown or bridge placement?

During the first step of crown or bridge placement, your dentist may remove a small portion of tooth enamel to make room for the crown or bridge. If you need dental implants, they place the implants into your jaw bone during a minor surgical procedure.

After the implants heal (if you need them), your dentist can digitally scan your teeth. This allows a dental lab to create custom-fitted crowns or bridges just for you.

When your restorations are ready and after ensuring they fit properly, your dentist attaches crowns or bridges to dental implants. They can also bond tooth restorations to your natural teeth. Your new crowns or bridges remain fixed in place long term.

How can I take good care of crowns and bridges?

Take good care of crowns and bridges by brushing your teeth after meals and flossing daily to reduce plaque and tartar. Avoid chewing on hard objects, call the Design Dental Spa office if dental restorations get damaged, and see your dentist every six months for dental cleanings and exams.

To learn more about crowns and bridges and find out if they’re right for you, call the Design Dental Spa office or schedule an appointment online today.