Dental Crowns and Bridges
What is a Dental Crown?
A dental crown is a dental device (sometimes called a tooth cap) used to protect or restore the appearance of a tooth. At Hurtado and Palola Dental we offer dental crowns that are made of beautiful porcelain designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. Our porcelain crowns are not only great looking, but also highly functional and are made to be durable and strong.
What is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a special dental apparatus that can be used to effectively replace missing teeth, and in most cases more than one (although a bridge can be used to replace a single tooth). A dental bridge is made to look and feel like natural teeth, and to fill in gaps caused by tooth loss or other issues. In most cases a dental bridge is anchored on either side by dental crowns, which help provide support and stability.
Dental bridges have some excellent advantages including:
- Functionality | By having a dental bridge placed to fill in a gap caused by missing teeth, you increase your ability to be able to enjoy the foods you love. A dental bridge is made to handle eating foods, and to act a lot like your natural teeth.
- Appearance | Our dental bridges are designed to blend in with your natural teeth, and should increase the beauty of your smile.
- Wear | Having missing teeth can cause you to chew more on the side of your mouth that has more teeth, causing your teeth to wear down unevenly over time. By having a dental bridge placed you can restore functionality to the side of your mouth with missing teeth, and decrease wear on current teeth.
Whether you need a dental bridge, a dental crown, or both together, we have you covered at Hurtado and Palola Dental. Have more questions for us about these procedures? Contact us today!