Dental Crowns & Bridges Walnut Creek, CA
We use our teeth multiple times a day, to eat, to speak, and even to help us show off our smile. When a tooth is in disrepair, it is painfully obvious to us, and sometimes even to those we engage with. Our team at Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek can bring your teeth back to health, restoring damage from decay, fracture, or even missing, with the placement of a dental crown or bridge. [[[ClientE:DocName1]]] and Dr. Gibbs can help with a restoration that is customized to fit you.
Dental CrownsCrowns, often referred to as caps, can restore teeth that:
|•||Have broken, fractured, or have hairline cracks.|
|•||Have had large fillings done.|
|•||Have been weakened following a root canal therapy procedure.|
By placing a crown, we are shielding the original tooth structure, and returning your tooth to it’s natural shape, color, and function. Depending on the location of the tooth we are covering, there are multiple options for materials used for your crown varying in strength and the aesthetics. Your customized crown may be fabricated from various materials including ceramic, porcelain that has been fused to gold or metal, zirconium, or full gold.
Dental BridgeA bridge is recommended to replace one or multiple missing teeth. It is cemented into place, making it non-removable. Dental bridge are similar to a crown in materials used and look, except that they are used to replace missing teeth using two healthy teeth or implant posts to serve as anchors with the false teeth in the middle. A bridge may also be used to strengthen or splint teeth which are weakened by periodontal disease and bone loss. Patients wear dental bridges to:
|•||Fill in the space where the missing tooth was.|
|•||Improve their facial shape that changed with the loss of teeth.|
|•||Prevent neighboring teeth from shifting.|
|•||Improve ability to chew.|
|•||Improve ability to speak.|
Fabricated in a laboratory, single crowns and bridges are custom made and created to fit into your dentition. We offer custom shading and shaping of your new teeth in our laboratory to offer you the most natural appearing restorations possible! With your new customized dental bridge ready, you will then be contacted to schedule an appointment for proper fitting. During your fitting, [[[ClientE:DocName1]]] or Dr. Gibbs will check your dental bridge, how it fits, and then make any adjustments, once the fit is perfect, we will then cement or bond your new dental bridge into place, where it should solidly stay. We will continue to check the appliances status and the strength of its bond during your checkups.
Contact our East Bay office in Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Our dentists, [[[ClientE:DocName1]]] and Dr. Gibbs are here to answer your questions about dental crowns, which can be used to cover damaged or weakened teeth, or to place over your tooth implant. We can also answer your questions about dental bridges, which will replace a single or multiple missing teeth,and we can attach your bridge to healthy teeth or implant posts. Contact our front office at Dental Implant Center at Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (925) 266-3550