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Dental crowns and bridges are restorative options that address teeth that have been severely damaged. Crowns are caps that are placed over the tooth, covering it entirely. A bridge is a device anchored to the adjacent teeth to replace the missing tooth. At Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello, crowns, and bridges are fabricated from porcelain to match the color and shape of your teeth. They feel and look like natural teeth and can be removed by your dentist.


Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap fitted on top of an existing tooth. They are custom-made to fit over a damaged tooth, covering its surface above the gum line. Dental crowns restore broken or decayed teeth, cover stained or discolored teeth, or protect a tooth after a root canal procedure. 


How Are Dental Crowns Placed?

Dental crowns are custom-made to fit over teeth. They are cemented onto existing teeth or placed on top of dental implants. The crowns are shaped and color-matched to look like natural teeth. Dental crowns can strengthen and disguise damaged teeth and are an excellent choice for restoring teeth following root canal therapy.


Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are permanent dental restorations that replace one or more missing teeth in a row. A dental bridge is a false tooth that replaces a missing tooth. Unlike a dental implant, a dental bridge is fused to the adjacent teeth instead of placed within the jawbone. A dental bridge consists of a false tooth attached to two crowns, or caps, on either side of the missing tooth.

This restoration is used to replace one missing tooth, while dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth. However, a dental bridge may be a good option if implant treatment is impossible.


How Are Dental Bridges Placed?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace one or multiple missing teeth in a row. A dental bridge is fabricated using dental crowns, which custom fit each patient’s unique smile.


The first step in placing a traditional dental bridge is to prepare the surrounding teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap will receive a crown set to cover the entire tooth. Then, the dental crowns are connected, creating a bridge-like structure. The bridge is then cemented over the teeth.


Dental bridges are another excellent option for replacing missing teeth, and patients can feel confident in their restoration for their everyday dental needs.



To discover more about how dental crowns and bridges are the best tooth replacement options, contact Dr. David Hakham, Dentist in Montebello at 6451 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles 90022, or call (323)728-0241.

 

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6451 Whittier Blvd,
Montebello Los Angeles, CA 90022

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