Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are dental restorations that are placed over a tooth when other procedures like bonding or veneers are simply not enough. Dental crowns are a popular form of treatment for patients with damaged, broken or worn-down teeth that restore a tooth's shape and strength, improving the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
Additionally, crowns can protect teeth that have been filled by root-canal treatment providing extra support for bridges. Dental crowns, commonly known as caps, sit over your existing tooth, covering the entire outer surface. Crowns are permanently cemented to your existing teeth thus requiring the same level of care and attention as your natural teeth. Dental crowns can be esthetically fabricated to reflect “light” like natural teeth, and mimics the shape, size and color of the surrounding teeth.
Dental crowns can be made from metal, such as gold, ceramic materials such as porcelain, or a combination of both, known as porcelain-fused-to metal. Metal dental crowns are usually placed on those teeth that are not overly visible when a person smiles. Dental crowns fabricated from all porcelain possess a translucency that makes them the most cosmetically pleasing of all of the different types of dental crowns. Although they can be very natural in appearance, they lack strength making them the material of choice for front teeth, due to chewing and biting forces exerted on these teeth. Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns can be a good choice for either front or back teeth as they are a hybrid of porcelain and metal. Therefore, they will provide an esthetically looking crown with sufficient support to withstand the natural biting forces.
In summation: Porcelain dental crowns are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of teeth. This simply means that the person has obtained their "Hollywood smile" through the placement of dental crowns. Crowns can be used in conjunction with other cosmetic dentistry techniques to create a full “smile makeover” to enhance appearance and confidence.
For dental implants and dental crowns, you can trust our highly experienced dentists at Fine Quality Dental, directed by Dr. Charles Zuman. Whether you need dental implants or dental crowns, our expert dentists in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico have the experience needed to help you. With today's advancements in dental technology, we are now able to give you more natural-looking dental crowns that make your teeth look great! Also known as “Hollywood Smile” with the most natural-looking dental crowns available.
Veneers, commonly known as shells, are a thin, semi-translucent laminate. Permanently bonded to your own teeth, they mask tooth imperfections, such as, tooth discoloration, chips and misalignment. Veneers reshape damaged teeth, often leaving them looking better than the originals. Dental veneers are less invasive alternatives compared to dental crowns; however, since veneers and dental bonding restorations are only as strong as the supporting tooth, crowns provide an excellent alternative when the tooth structure and/or strength is questionable. In some cases, composite bonding can be an alternative to porcelain veneers or to porcelain crowns as they are less invasive. Porcelain veneers are unmatched in their ability to create an instant smile makeover. At Fine Quality Dental, we have experienced dentists who can give you the best advice and treatment for your situation and concerns. Make that dream of a perfect “Hollywood Smile” come true.
A simple dental bridge, commonly referred to as a fixed partial denture or fixed dental bridge, is an extension of the dental crown treatment for replacement of missing teeth. Bridges are units of custom- made false teeth that are cemented to remaining natural teeth in order to fill a gap. Today, bridges may also be fixed to dental implants. If you are missing a tooth or series of teeth, a porcelain dental bridge may offer the ideal solution. At Fine Quality Dental, lead by Dr. Charles Zuman, we place dental bridges that provide a natural appearance, reduce risk of gum disease, and correct speech and bite difficulties. In addition, dental bridges prevent your remaining teeth from shifting and collapsing, due to the fact that the bridge fills the gap left by the missing tooth. Bridges also help retain the integrity of the jaw and face structure.
Dental bridges consist of a custom-made false tooth supported on either side by one or two porcelain crowns. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. Bridges may also provide a permanent alternative to removable partial dentures. There are several types of dental bridges, each chosen according to your needs and the location of the missing tooth. With a traditional fixed bridge, the replacement tooth is held in place by two crowns attached to the adjacent teeth. Another option would be, cantilever dental bridges, which are used when there are teeth on only one side of the gap.
Dental bridges, regardless of type, are placed in two visits. At Fine Quality Dental, you can be sure that all the dental bridges we place are long-wearing, completely natural-looking, and comfortable. We can create a new look for you, whiten your teeth, gently shape your gums, improve your smile with all-porcelain crowns, dental bridges, or porcelain veneers, and much more.
Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures or partials, which can be removed for daily cleaning, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes loosen up or fall out. Whether supported by natural teeth or implants, bridges can offer a natural appearance with stable chewing surfaces.
At Fine Quality Dental in Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico, we offer cosmetic dentistry, affordable dental & porcelain veneers for stained, chipped, misaligned teeth, metal-free crowns & bridges to restore broken teeth to their normal size and shape improving the look & strength of the teeth. Other treatments include denture stabilization, ceramic crowns and veneers, cosmetic and restorative procedures, crowns and bridges, and denture replacement.
Crowns or bridges with dental implants: once the dental implants are placed and properly integrated into the bone, dental implants may then be fitted with a number of different prostheses: crowns, bridges, or attachments for complete or partial dentures. Crowns and/or fixed bridges in combination with implants are always a first choice.
We, at Fine Quality Dental, offer advanced cosmetic dentistry procedures, including porcelain crowns, dental bridges, composite bonding, and complete smile makeovers. To learn more about the advantages of dental bridges and how they can beautify your smile, contact our practice today. Fine Quality Dental services the Los Algodones, Yuma and southern Arizona areas, as well as Palm Springs, Southern California and the greater continental USA and Canada.