At Newbury Dental Group, we provide dental crowns and bridges for patients throughout the 91320 area.
These procedures are extremely effective for restoring a tooth that has become infected, damaged or has fallen out. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh can complete these procedures in a way that looks natural while resolving oral health issues. This way, a patient can regain the functionality of their tooth without giving the appearance of any dental work. If you live in Newbury Park, CA call 805.375.9383 to schedule your appointment so that you can learn more about dental crowns and dental bridges.
Dental Crowns and Bridges
Dentists most commonly use prosthetically-made dental crowns and bridges to cover both natural teeth and implants. Crowns are widely used to cover teeth or implants after damage occurs. As we cement them into place, they also protect your teeth from future damage.
What are dental crowns?
A dental crown is a cap that surrounds the tooth. Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh will typically use a crown to restore a damaged tooth, but they can also use it to improve the appearance of a smile. A crown can consist of three different materials, all-metal, ceramic-on-metal and all-ceramic. The location of the crown in the teeth will determine the best material to use. For example, front teeth need to have an all-ceramic crown, if possible, since it looks the most natural. Patients may often use ceramic-on-metal crowns since they look natural but have the durability that only metal can provide.
What are dental bridges?
A dental bridge is a way to replace a missing tooth. At Newbury Dental Group, we provide clients with dental bridges if they want to replace a tooth without wearing dentures or undergoing surgery. The new tooth is held in place by two crowns. It looks natural and consists of a ceramic or porcelain material to match the surrounding teeth. As a cosmetic dentist, Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh will make sure that the new tooth looks and feels amazing.
Before the Procedure
If you are getting dental crowns or a dental bridge for cosmetic reasons, we recommend that you whiten your teeth first. At Newbury Dental Group, we offer teeth whitening procedures that can improve the appearance of your smile quickly and easily. It is important to have this procedure done first because the material that crowns and bridges are made out of are both stain and bleach resistant. That means that if it is created to match yellow teeth, it will remain yellow even if you have your teeth whitened at a later date. When you have the procedure done first, your new crown or bridge will be made to match your new brilliantly white teeth.
When preparing for the procedure, we recommend that patients take a day off of work. If possible, you may want to take a couple of days off. It is normal for teeth to be somewhat sensitive, and it is easier if you don’t have to worry about meeting clients and keeping up with your busy schedule.
Newbury Park, California Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges
When getting dental crowns and dental bridges installed, it is advisable that you work with a cosmetic dentist that knows how to complete the procedure in a way that looks natural. At Newbury Dental Group, we can do so while also working to keep our patients as comfortable as possible by using sedation dentistry. The process for both procedures is fairly similar. Before getting started, an impression is taken of the teeth so that the new crown or bridge can be created in a dental lab.
When placing a dental crown around a tooth, Newbury Dental Group starts by preparing the tooth. We will need to remove a portion of the enamel so that there is room for the new crown to surround the tooth without pushing other teeth out of place. Once complete, we will clean the tooth and secure a temporary crown to it using removable glue. Patients typically wear a temporary crown for around two weeks while waiting for a permanent one to be created in the lab. During this time, it is important to be careful with what you eat and how you brush your teeth since the temporary is designed to come off.
When the dental restoratives are complete, patients return to our Newbury Park dentist office, so that we can remove the temporaries and bond the permanent ones to the tooth. For a dental crown, we will secure the cap around the tooth and complete it through dental bonding. With a bridge, a crown is placed on the two teeth that are surrounding the missing one. On top of the crown is a piece that looks like natural gums that will hold the new tooth in place. These two crowns serve as anchors for this synthetic “bridge” and makes a new tooth as durable as it can be. Patients depend on this procedure as a way to replace missing teeth in a way that looks natural and restores the functionality of the missing tooth.
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After the Procedure
When getting dental Restoratives, your teeth will be somewhat sensitive after they have been prepared. This is why you need to wear a temporary crown while waiting for a permanent one to be created. We use sedation dentistry to ensure that you will not experience any discomfort during the procedure and after the fact you simply need to take some oral pain medication for a couple of days until you feel better.
The benefit of wearing a crown is that it surrounds and protects the tooth. This means that regardless of how damaged the tooth was, you can eat your favorite foods without fear of discomfort. A crown can restore the functionality of your mouth by making it easy to eat, drink and speak like normal. This is ideal for people that are suffering from severely sensitive teeth, have a cracked or chipped tooth or have undergone a root canal. Similarly, a bridge makes it possible to eat and speak like normal without worrying about your new tooth becoming loose or falling out. They are both ideal for people that have active lifestyles and don’t want to be constrained by their teeth. To find out if the procedure is right for you, call 805.375.9383 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peyman Saghizadeh, Dr. Sam Saghizadeh and discuss your options. At Newbury Dental Group, we make it easier for patients throughout Newbury Park to have a beautiful and functional smile.
Newbury Park Crown FAQ
Our clinic uses crowns that are porcelain, gold, or a combination of materials. The most common material used is porcelain because of its longevity and resistance to discoloration. Because they are made to fit your natural teeth, they restore your smile both structurally and aesthetically.
There are many reasons that doctors recommend crowns. Most commonly, they include:
- Restoration after a patient experiences a cracked or chipped tooth
- To support a bridge
- To safeguard a root canal after treatment
- After a patient receives a dental implant
- To cover discoloration.
- Preserve teeth from future fractures.
- Used cosmetically to reshape a tooth
- As a last resort for fillings when not enough tooth remains
For patients who are missing more than one tooth, dentists employ the use of bridges to prevent movement which will cause a misalignment to occur. Misalignment will also cause a bite to deform. Dental bridges use existing surrounding teeth as anchors for support to replace missing teeth to obtain a beautiful healthy smile without the use of dental implants or major surgeries.
After your exam, our dental staff will analyze your oral health to determine your candidacy for crowns. It is a safe procedure, so many people who are not candidates for fillings opt for crowns.
- Patients often receive crowns after root canals to prevent bacterial infections, protect the structural integrity, and enhance the strength of your bite.
- Patients who suffer from damage like chips or cracks benefit significantly from a crown procedure.
- Crowns are ideal cosmetically as they restore your vibrant smile.
The first thing we will do is clean and shape your tooth. We will then remove a minute amount of enamel to create a perfect fitting. As we will custom make your crowns, you will receive a temporary acrylic crown to protect the tooth. When ready, we will bond your crown with cement that will ensure longevity for many years.
The longevity of a crown differs because of oral health and hygiene routines. Generally, they last for decades with regular maintenance and dental check-ups. During routine exams, our dentists will consult with you about any developing issues as well as proper after-care techniques.
Newbury Park Bridge FAQ
- Supports the structure of natural teeth when implants are not an option
- Replaces one or more teeth.
- Fits in between teeth or implants to prohibit movement.
If you would like more information on crowns or bridge techniques performed at Newbury Dental Group, contact us here or call our office to set up an appointment so that we can assess your dental needs and customize a treatment plan.
Helpful Related Links
- American Dental Association (ADA). Glossary of Dental Terms. 2015
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry® (AACD). Home Page. 2015
- WebMD. WebMD’s Oral Care Guide. 2015
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