Dr. Chris may recommend a dental crown or bridge if you have a tooth that is damaged or if you are missing one or more teeth in a row. Crowns and bridges are prosthetic teeth, custom-designed to fit your smile and bite and restore your oral health and function.
A dental bridge consists of one or more prosthetic teeth, which are attached to dental crowns placed on the teeth or implants to either side of the gap in your smile. These crowns anchor them in place to provide a long-lasting and non-removable solution to your smile.
Dental crowns, also known as dental caps, are a designed to fit over the entire visible portion of your tooth. They cover and protect the tooth from further damage while also restoring the appearance and function of the tooth. They are designed to strengthen teeth weakened by cracks, cavities, fractures or other damage. At Smile Moderne, we offer two types of crowns, BruxZir® and zirconia crowns.
BruxZir crowns are an incredible solution for your teeth and smile. In fact, a BruxZir dental crown is actually stronger than all requirements for cemented, all-ceramic restorations. This type of crown is made from solid zirconia and is designed to look fantastic while also maintaining functionality. BruxZir crowns offer several benefits, including a translucency and color that look natural. This type of crown typically lasts 10-15 years.
Zirconia is a type of ceramic material that is known for producing the strongest and longest-lasting solutions for crowns and other dental restorations. Zirconia is also stain-resistant, ensuring that your crown will remain beautiful for years to come. Zirconia is also an excellent option for patients who have metal sensitivities and allergies. Zirconia crowns are made of semi-transparent ceramic with an opaque core, eliminating the risk of metal allergies and soft tissue inflammation. Zirconia crowns are also known for being completely natural in appearance to give you a beautiful treatment result.
To learn more about dental crowns and bridges in Laguna Niguel, California, and to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentist, please contact Smile Moderne today at (949) 554-1563.