A guide to tooth caps in Redwood City, CA

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Missing or damaged teeth can impact your confidence and your oral health. When looking for restorative treatment, it is important to find an experienced dental team who can give you back your smile. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, our team has years of experience restoring smiles with tooth caps and bridges for patients in Redwood City, CA.

What are dental crowns?

A dental crown is a cap placed on top of a tooth to restore:

  • Appearance
  • Shape
  • Size
  • Strength

Dental crowns can be used in a variety of situations, most commonly for teeth that have deep decay. Crowns can also be used with a dental implant or bridge, after a root canal, or to protect a tooth with a cracked filling.

We place porcelain crowns. Porcelain is a strong, ceramic material that possesses many of the same characteristics as natural tooth enamel. Porcelain is resistant to staining, and crowns are color-matched to your teeth. Dental crowns can last many years (some may last a decade or even longer) with proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and cleaning and avoiding habits such as grinding teeth or biting on hard objects extend the life of a crown.

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is a restoration for missing teeth. When you lose an adult tooth, it is important to replace it. Just one missing tooth can cause all remaining teeth to shift out of place, affecting your facial structure, your smile, and your oral health.

Bridges utilize two crowns which are placed as caps on teeth adjacent to the gap. Between these crowns are the artificial teeth that fill in the smile. Like crowns, dental bridges can last many years with proper care.

Peninsula Dental Implants is committed to restoring smiles with dental crowns and bridges. Call us today at (650) 232-7650 to schedule a visit.

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