Dental Crowns & Bridges

Restoing Your Teeth can be Easier then you might think

Recent advances in dentistry and dental technologies have made it possible to restore all forms of dental damages with natural results. Whether you have damaged or missing teeth, you can restore them with natural-looking and tooth-colored dental crowns and bridges. Dr. Addy leverages the latest cutting-edge dental technologies and techniques to provide dental crowns and bridges that transform your smile and ensure optimal facial symmetry.

To learn more about dental crowns and bridges, please contact Carlsbad Beach Dental, Drew Addy DDS, at (760) 729-5881 or schedule an appointment online today.

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Why do I Need Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns serve various restorative and cosmetic purposes; the following are some reasons that a dental crown might be necessary or desirable:

  • Protect a tooth with a large cavity that can’t be addressed with a simple filling
  • Replace a missing tooth after an extraction
  • Cover a dental implant for natural-looking dental restoration
  • Restore a cracked, weakened, or damaged tooth
  • Cover a tooth that’s aesthetically displeasing due to excessive stains or textural anomalies
  • Protect a tooth that’s left weakened and vulnerable after a root canal

What are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps attached over a damaged or weakened tooth. If your tooth has a large cavity that can’t be sealed with filling or you’ve just undergone a root canal, you need a dental crown to protect the underlying tooth from further decay or damage. Dental crowns are accurately designed to provide the same functionality as your natural teeth, though they’re available in numerous materials.

Dental crowns are made of gold, metals, resin, porcelain, porcelain-fused-to-metal, or ceramic. Porcelain and ceramic crowns, however, are ideal for patients desiring a natural-looking restoration.

Ceramic is a tooth-colored material with a texture that accurately resembles enamel which is the outermost part of your teeth. Furthermore, ceramic crowns can be adjusted to produce the exact shade as your surrounding teeth, making them indistinguishable.

Traditional dental crowns are usually prepared and attached in two sessions spaced two weeks apart. However, we use the latest CEREC-based technologies to take digital impressions and produce the ceramic crowns on-site during the same session. As such, with our exceptional CEREC same-day crowns, you can walk out of the clinic with structurally-sound and natural-looking ceramic crowns during your first (and only) session.

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“I was traveling and broke a tooth. I went to see Dr. Drew Addy to fix it. He did a fantastic job. He’s great to be around, he’s a friendly guy and extremely professional. I felt comfortable when he put a crown on my tooth. He’s one the best dentists I’ve ever been to. I highly recommend him.”

What Are Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are a series of tooth-shaped caps used to replace multiple missing teeth. If you’re missing a series of more than one tooth due to tooth decay, gum disease, accidents, injuries, or other factors, then dental bridges can replace all of them with a single procedure. Dental bridges also look and function like dental crowns or natural teeth, but they’re useful because of their ability to replace multiple teeth.

Dental bridges usually consist of pontics and abutments. The pontics are the central parts of the bridge, and they are the artificial teeth that take the place of the missing teeth. If you’re missing three teeth, your dental bridge will have three pontics. The abutments are the components holding the bridge in place, usually consisting of implants placed under the pontics on each extreme or crowns on either side of the missing teeth.

Dental bridges are usually made of porcelain or ceramic because they accurately resemble the natural color and texture of enamel. We carefully adjust and prepare the dental bridge to ensure they resemble the surrounding teeth while improving your overall facial symmetry and proportions. Dr. Addy will carefully examine your dental anatomy and discuss your goals to recommend the ideal type of dental bridge for your specific needs.

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Dental Crowns Benefits

  • Simple and painless procedure
  • Restore, protect, or preserve your teeth
  • Replace missing teeth
  • Enhance the cosmetic appearance of disfigured teeth
  • Enhance facial symmetry
  • Ceramic crowns look just like natural teeth
  • CEREC crowns are prepared in a single session
  • Last for 15 to 30 years
  • No downtime after the procedure

Dental Bridges Benefits

  • Replace multiple teeth in a single session
  • Improve your smile
  • Improve your speech and chewing capabilities
  • Maintain the natural shape of your face and jaws
  • Prevent the surrounding teeth from shifting
  • Last for 15 to 30 years
  • No downtime after the procedure

Why do I Need Dental Bridges?

Dental bridges are primarily used to replace teeth lost due to gum disease, trauma, injuries, dental decay, etc. If you have a series of missing teeth, i.e., more than one tooth missing one after another, then you’re the ideal candidate for a dental bridge. Besides replacing the missing teeth, dental bridges also improve your overall cosmetic appearance because the pontics look like elevated versions of your natural teeth. Contact us today to get your consultation regarding your dental crowns and bridges.

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