Dental Crowns and Bridges in Madera, CA
Do you have a cracked or missing tooth? Have you been told you need to have a crown on a tooth that has been giving you trouble? Or perhaps you have a missing tooth and need a solution for a replacement.
At Keledjian Dental, we offer quality crowns and bridges to our Madera patients to restore the comfort and function of their smiles. For most of our patients, function and aesthetics are both important, which is why we use high-quality materials, combined with exceptional skill, to improve and repair our patients’ smiles.
Why We Recommend Dental Crowns
If you have a cracked or broken tooth or have experienced extensive decay, you may require a dental crown. Dental crowns are protective covers that our dentist places over the tooth’s entire structure to help stabilize it and strengthen your bite.
We can customize dental crowns at our Madera dental office using several materials, including all-porcelain and porcelain fused to metal. Once Dr. Keledjian has a chance to evaluate your needs, he will make a recommendation for the type of crown that would work best for your unique situation.
Dental crowns become necessary because, without them, you risk further damaging your tooth. Once significant decay or cracks appear in your tooth, the structure becomes weakened. Often people break a tooth chewing on something as soft as bread because the cracks were already there.
Steps for Getting a Dental Crown
When Dr. Keledjian makes a crown for you, he will remove all decay from your tooth so that it will not spread. He will create a temporary crown to stabilize your tooth until your new restoration is ready to place on your tooth.
Your permanent crown will be custom shaded to match the rest of your teeth. Once we get it from the dental lab, Dr. Keledjian will permanently seat the crown on your tooth, creating an airtight seal. He will make any necessary adjustments so that your restoration is comfortable and functional for chewing.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
A traditional dental bridge is a restoration that replaces a missing tooth. The teeth adjacent to your missing tooth will have anchor crowns placed on them to hold an artificial tooth (pontic) in place.
Like crowns, dental bridges can be fabricated in a custom shade to match your natural teeth. Since a bridge replaces a missing tooth, it helps with chewing and speaking, and also helps retain the position of your teeth. Otherwise, a gap in your smile allows other teeth to tip or tilt into the space. This tooth movement can lead to tooth misalignment that can impact your dental bite.
Other types of bridges called cantilever bridges are available for situations where only one adjacent tooth is available to anchor your new artificial tooth. A Maryland bridge is another type of bridge that uses small metal wings attached to adjacent teeth to hold the pontic in place.
When you visit our Madera office, Dr. Jason Keledjian will be able to recommend a bridge that will work for your unique situation.
Call Us to Schedule Treatment
Whether you need a crown or a tooth replacement, call our Madera dental office and schedule an exam with Dr. Keledjian to learn about the types of dental bridges that best support your oral health needs.
He will answer any questions you may have about treatment, discuss how much are dental crowns and bridges cost, and help you make a great decision to support your dental health. We look forward to providing you with dentistry that is both beautiful and functional.