Crowns & Bridges
If your beautiful smile is marred by missing teeth, your self-confidence could be compromised and you might find it hard to smile and really mean it. At Glendale View Dental, our goal is to provide you with exceptional dental care that is appropriate for all your needs.
Dr. Baha and our excellent team will work with you to find solutions that restore your damaged teeth and protect your oral health. In many cases, we can use customized crowns or bridges to deliver a natural, healthy smile that will last for many years.
Uses for Dental Crowns
We commonly use dental crowns to strengthen a weakened tooth and protect it from further damage. Our durable dental crowns work just like a natural tooth, restoring your ability to speak and chew normally.
There are many situations where we may choose a dental crown as the most effective treatment:
- Protecting a tooth weakened by dental erosion
- Strengthening a cracked or fractured tooth that cannot be repaired with dental bonding
- Supporting a tooth after a root canal
- Restoring dental implants
Crowns are often referred to as "caps" because they enclose your tooth to support and protect it. Since crowns basically hide your natural tooth, they’re also a great choice for correcting cosmetic flaws like a severely discolored tooth that can’t be whitened professionally.
We have several materials to choose from when creating your customized dental crown. These include gold, porcelain on metal, and all porcelain, which are the most popular. Each of these has its own advantages, and we’ll explain your options and help you choose the material that fits your dental needs.
Fixed Bridges Restore a Damaged Smile
A gap in your smile is unattractive, undermines your confidence, and makes simple actions like chewing and speaking difficult. A dental bridge, however, restores function, improves your appearance, and is also good for your oral health.
Missing teeth are a problem because, without their support, neighboring teeth tend to drift into the empty space. This leads to tooth misalignment and can eventually contribute to problems like teeth grinding, and even a painful condition known as TMJ.
Our doctors have been creating beautiful, functional bridges for decades. We often use dental bridges in the following ways:
- Filling the space left by a missing tooth
- Restoring the tooth to full function
- Preventing surrounding teeth from shifting out of place
- Providing a permanent alternative to a removable partial denture
A properly designed dental bridge is securely attached to neighboring teeth and is very stable. In certain cases, it may be beneficial to use dental implants to add stability.
Convenient, Personalized Care
You and your family have lots of demands on your time, and we offer convenient hours that make it easy for you to schedule appointments that fit your busy life. We’re even open on Saturdays so you don’t have to figure out how to juggle work, school, and dental appointments.
Please call our Glendale dental office to arrange a complimentary consultation to learn about all your options for restoring your beautiful smile.