Crowns & Bridges
Our teeth are incredibly strong and stand up to the daily wear and tear of normal chewing forces. As strong as teeth are, however, they’re not indestructible!
A broken tooth or large cavity may only require a filling to repair; if the damage takes up too much of the tooth, our dentist in Moorpark would recommend adding a porcelain dental crown for support and protection.
What Is a Dental Crown?
Porcelain dental crowns are also referred to as tooth caps or just caps, and you can think of them as a helmet that protects your tooth. Placing a dental crown on your tooth does four things:
- Gives a badly decayed or damaged tooth a second chance
- Provides a sturdy new chewing surface
- Covers the tooth to protect it from further damage
- Restores your smile’s appearance
There are several situations where Dr. Gury Batlle would recommend a crown as the best option to protect your tooth and restore oral health.
- Protect a weakened, decayed tooth
- Restore a cracked or broken tooth
- Support a tooth after root canal treatment
- Restore a dental implant to full function and complete your smile
What’s Involved with Getting a Dental Crown?
Getting a porcelain dental crown typically requires two visits to our Moorpark, CA dental office. First, we remove a layer of dental enamel so that the restoration will blend seamlessly with your smile.
We then take impressions of the tooth to create your temporary crown and send them to a custom dental lab that fabricates your final crown. When the dental lab returns your final crown to us in 1-2 weeks, we’ll have you return to Moorpark Dental Studio for a second appointment.
At that time, Dr. Batlle tests the crown on your tooth for fit, adjusts it as needed to ensure a comfortable dental bite, and cements it securely in place.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
Tooth loss affects millions of people in the US. There are several reasons why you might lose a tooth; teeth can be loosened by advanced gum disease and need to be removed. Widespread decay might make a tooth unsalvageable, or you may have experienced dental trauma due to a sports injury.
At Moorpark Dental Studio, we know tooth loss can happen to anyone, and we offer several tooth replacement options, including dental implants and dental bridges. While some people prefer dental implants, many of our patients turn to dental bridges to replace missing teeth.
How Does a Dental Bridge Work?
We recommend dental bridges to replace one or two missing teeth in a row. A bridge works by replacing missing teeth with an artificial tooth placed in the gap and supported by a dental crown on either side.
Just like a crown, we customize our bridges for a realistic look so that all anyone will notice will be your healthy, confident smile.
Solutions for Broken and Missing Teeth in Moorpark, CA
Dental crowns and bridges give your teeth a second chance and allow you to eat, speak, and smile confidently again. If you need help with damaged, broken, or missing teeth, please call Moorpark Dental Studio to schedule a convenient appointment.
We look forward to seeing you smile!