Crowns & Bridges Specialist
At her practice, a wide array of replacement tooth or correction options is available. Dr. Reder can help to restore damaged or missing teeth using bridges and crowns which look natural and are long-lasting. Patients in Culver City and the surrounding Los Angeles area can work with Dr. Reder to correct many issues with these helpful treatments.
Crowns & Bridges Q & Aby Teresa G. Reder, DDS
What is a Crown?
Dental crowns are artificial tooth appliances which are secured onto a patient’s tooth or teeth or top a dental implant. Crowns can be removed solely by a dentist. Covering or “capping” a damaged tooth is carried out through a crown and it also reinforces the tooth as well as improves its appearance. Customarily, crowns are fabricated out of porcelain or ceramic. These can be matched to the color of the neighboring teeth and the teeth throughout the mouth to ensure they look natural.
Why are Crowns Used?
- Shield a weak tooth
- Substitute a large filling
- Cap a dental implant
- Correct a discolored or misshaped tooth
- Protect a tooth which has had a root canal
- Secure a bridge
Crowns are designed to last patients quite a long time, if not forever. If a crown does become loose, falls off, or is damaged the dentist can restore or replace it.
What is a Dental Bridge?
To fill the space left by one or more teeth which have been removed or fallen out, a dentist will mount a bridge. Bridges are connected to the top of the teeth to either side of the space. A dental crown will be placed on the neighboring teeth to protect them and provide a bonding surface. Bridges are typically permanent.
How are Bridges Applied?
Bridges customarily necessitate two appointments to place. During the initial visit, the teeth on either side of the space will be filed down to make room for their crowns. To ensure that the bridge and the crowns fit comfortably, an impression is made and then sent to a dental lab. During the next visit, the permanent crowns will be secured to the neighboring teeth which have been prepared using a bonding adhesive. The bridge is then set between these teeth and adhered to the top.