Dr. Vines is dedicated to assisting patients achieve optimal oral health as well as an attractive smile. Two common restorative treatments offered at Pure Gold Dental are dental crowns and bridges. These procedures are used for specific restoration in our practice to benefit our patients from Colton, Redlands, and surrounding areas. With the right dental crown, or customized bridgework, your smile is transformed in both form and function.
Dental crowns are custom-crafted caps that encapsulate teeth individually. Materials used to make crowns include porcelain, gold, or a combination of the two. As technology advances, innovative new materials for dental crowns emerge, such as zirconium. A tooth that has damage from a fractured filling, a large cavity, chips, or cracks from physical trauma is strengthened with this coverage.
A dental bridge is used to fill a gap left by a lost tooth or teeth. Whether from trauma, disease, or extraction, a lost tooth requires prompt replacement. Leaving a gap between teeth typically results in a shift in surrounding teeth, this affects not only aesthetics but also the bite. What seems like a merely cosmetic problem can lead to neuromuscular issues such as TMJ disorder. With a dental bridge from Dr. Vines, teeth are maintained in their proper positions for an attractive and healthy smile.
A dental bridge consists of two dental crowns and an artificial tooth. The two crowns, which are bonded to an artificial tooth, are fitted to the teeth on each side of a gap. This structure provides the stability needed for optimal chewing. Due to the design of a dental bridge, the two teeth next to a gap will need to be modified to accommodate dental crowns. For a restoration that will preserve the natural tooth structure of healthy teeth, Dr. Vines recommends a dental implant.
It is our goal to provide the most suitable restorative treatment for each patient. Dental crowns and bridges are two longstanding procedures that can effectively strengthen a weakened oral structure. Working with Dr. Vines, you will be able to determine the form of treatment that is best suited to your specific needs and goals.
Contact Pure Gold Dental to bring your smile to its healthiest state.