Looking to restore your smile? At San Mateo Dental Care, we offer a range of effective solutions to help you achieve your best oral health. Dental crowns are a great option when your natural tooth is still in place, as they can protect and cover damaged or irregular teeth, helping to prevent further damage and maintain a natural-looking smile.
If you’re missing teeth, we also offer dental bridges and dentures to provide discreet, natural-looking replacements. Bridges are a fixed solution that attach to adjacent teeth to fill gaps left by missing teeth, while dentures are removable appliances that can replace multiple missing teeth.
Whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture, our experienced team will work with you to find the right solution for your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile.
Dental crowns allow you to achieve a stronger smile that still looks natural, regardless of damaged teeth. They are typically made out of porcelain which looks identical to natural teeth. Because porcelain reflects light in much the same way your natural teeth do, it is next to impossible to tell the difference between your teeth and your crowns. Dental crowns are used to cover teeth with a variety of issues including teeth that are:
• Contain large fillings
• Experience decay
• Worn down
A dental crown is effectively a prosthetic that fits over a visible part of your tooth. This mimics the shape and size of your original tooth while strengthening and removing damage.
A dental bridge is an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth and restoring the function of your mouth. Unlike dental crowns, bridges are designed to bridge the gap between missing teeth. They can also cover multiple teeth that have damage.
During the process, a porcelain bridge is placed between two dental crowns or dental implants that are attached to each side of the gap. The bridge is securely fixed in place, allowing you to use it as natural teeth without any slipping or shifting.
Made from porcelain, dental bridges have a natural appearance and reflect light the same way as real teeth. This makes them indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Additionally, they are durable and can withstand the same level of pressure as natural teeth. Unlike dentures, dental bridges can be easily cleaned without removal.
If you are considering dental restoration options, dental bridges offer an affordable alternative to dental implants while providing long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Dentures are a convenient and realistic solution for replacing missing teeth. Unlike dental bridges and crowns, dentures are removable. Depending on the number of missing teeth, you may require partial or full dentures. Full dentures are a complete set of teeth, while partial dentures are used to fill in gaps where permanent teeth have been removed. It’s important to care for dentures just like natural teeth, by brushing them daily and keeping them moist when not in use. Even with full dentures, you should maintain proper oral hygiene by keeping your gums and tongue clean.