What are the types of crowns and bridges available in the San Mateo, CA area?
Patients in the San Mateo, California area who need restorations such as dental bridges and crowns are welcome to work with Dr. Shivani Gupta at Peninsula Dental Implant Center. She provides a wide variety of dental restorations.
What types of crowns and bridges are available?
The primary material used in our practice to fabricate dental crowns and bridges is porcelain. It is :
These restorations are commonly made from Zirconia or porcelain which can be matched in color with the patient’s existing tooth color. This ensures seamless integration into the smile. Restorations made of porcelain are practically indistinguishable when next to the other teeth. This is the goal: providing restorations that are both aesthetic and functional.
What are dental crowns?
Crowns are restorations sometimes known as “caps” that are fabricated to bond over the top of teeth to cover all visible areas. A crown may be used in a variety of situations. It can be used to cover a tooth that has an extremely large cavity that has been filled but has affected the structural soundness of the tooth. A crown can be used over the abutment of a dental implant to act as a false tooth and restore the function and appearance of the smile after tooth loss. A crown may also be fused with false teeth to fabricate a dental bridge. Crowns are incredibly versatile.
What is a dental bridge?
Dental bridges are restorations made to replace one or more teeth in a row. They are fabricated with dental crowns on each end and pontics, or false teeth, in the middle. The bridge uses the adjacent teeth to support the crowns, resulting in a restoration that “bridges the gap” when teeth are missing. This is a more permanent solution than partial dentures but a less expensive alternative to a dental implant.
What are the alternatives to crowns and bridges?
Crowns and bridges play separate roles in dentistry. However, alternative treatments that may be considered alternatives include:
- Inlays and Onlays
- Dental fillings
- Dental implants
Patients can work with their dentist to decide what solution is best for their smile.
Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Shivani Gupta and her staff
Contact the team of Peninsula Dental Implant Center to discuss the benefits of treatment with dental bridges and crowns in the San Mateo, California area. Her practice can be reached by calling (650) 232-7650 and is located at 1201 St. Francis Way in San Carlos, CA. Dr. Shivani Gupta and her staff are here to help with restorative dentistry, as well as general, preventative, and cosmetic solutions for the smile. Schedule your visit today! Also serving patients in and around the areas of Redwood City, Belmont, and Foster City, California.