By Megha Joshi DDS and Achyut Joshi DDS
March 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how these simple restorations could improve your oral health.restorative dentistry

Maybe you’ve heard someone mention crowns or bridges. Perhaps our Moreno Valley, CA, dentists Dr. Megha Joshi and Dr. Achyut Joshi have actually told you about them. Regardless, if you are considering either of these restorations to improve your smile, then isn’t it time you learned more about them?

What are dental crowns?

A crown is a tooth-shaped restoration that is completely hollow and is placed over the visible portion of a tooth to restore strength and resilience. A crown is great for teeth that are damaged by infection, trauma or decay. In essence, a crown will become the new outer structure of the tooth to protect it from further damage. Of course, there are some instances in which our Moreno Valley cosmetic dentists may recommend getting crowns for cosmetic purposes to enhance and improve the appearance of a misshapen or severely flawed tooth.

What are dental bridges?

Bridges are a fast and easy way to replace a single tooth or a couple missing teeth in a row. While there are many different kinds of bridges from which to choose, traditional braces often use dental crowns on either side (these crowns are placed over natural, healthy teeth) to support the artificial teeth in the middle.

What are the benefits of getting crowns and bridges in Moreno Valley?

As you can probably figure out, there are many advantages to these restorations. Some benefits include,

  • Cosmetic Enhancements: Whether you have a gap left by missing teeth or you have a misshapen or broken tooth, these restorations can quickly improve the appearance of your smile and make it look good.
  • Steadfast Protection: A dental crown can easily fit over a tooth to restore it and improve how it functions. A tooth that is damaged is also weak and prone to further breakage. To combat this issue, a custom-made crown will be cemented over the tooth.
  • Prevent Future Dental Issues: Whether you are dealing with a broken tooth or tooth loss, getting the proper dental restoration now will save you a lot of heartache in the future. By getting dental bridges you can prevent the rest of your healthy teeth from shifting out of place. You can also support facial muscles and prevent sagging. Crowns can also prevent further cracking, fracturing or other issues that could lead to a tooth extraction.

Are you ready to find out if you are the perfect candidate for these restorations? If so, then call our Moreno Valley, CA, dental office today to schedule your consultation.