Dental Crowns and Bridges in Madera, CA
Do you have a cracked or missing tooth? Has your dentist advised you that you need a crown for a tooth that is 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 functionality of their smiles. For most of our patients, function and aesthetics are both highly important, which is why we use quality materials, combined with exceptional skill, to improve and repair our patients’ smiles.
- Why We Recommend Dental Crowns
- The Benefits of Dental Crowns
- Steps for Getting a Dental Crown
- Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
- The Benefits of Dental Bridges
- Why Is Tooth Restoration Important?
- Caring For Your Tooth Restoration
Why We Recommend Dental Crowns
If you have a cracked or broken tooth or have experienced extensive tooth decay, you may require a dental crown. Dental crowns provide a protective cover for damaged teeth. Our dentist can place a dental crown 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.
The Benefits of Dental Crowns
As we mentioned above, dental crowns are versatile and provide an excellent solution for a variety of dental problems, including missing or damaged teeth. They are a fantastic option for people who want to create a seamless, beautiful smile while safeguarding their oral health.
Other benefits of dental crowns include:
- An aesthetically pleasing appearance that makes them a great option for dental restorations
- A natural look and feel that patients appreciate
- Ease of cleaning and maintenance
- Durability and stability
When it comes to tooth restorations, we often recommend dental crowns to patients for the above reasons. With proper care, dental crowns can last patients a decade or more.
Steps for Getting a Dental Crown
Before beginning the dental crown process, Dr. Keledjian thoroughly examines your dental situation to ensure that a dental crown is the best option for you. If Dr. Keledjian recommends a dental crown after a consultation, we will get started on your treatment.
At your first dental crown appointment, Dr. Keledjian will remove all decay from your tooth so that it will not spread. The temporary crown Dr. Keledjian makes for you at this time will stabilize your tooth until your new, permanent restoration is ready to place on your tooth.
We will make sure your permanent dental crown is custom shaded to match the rest of your teeth, so no one will even need to know you are wearing a dental crown. Once we receive the dental crown from the lab, Dr. Keledjian will permanently seat the crown on your tooth, creating an airtight seal. He will also make any necessary adjustments so that your restoration is comfortable and functional for chewing.
You should leave our dental office with a healthier smile, and hopefully, you will share your new smile with everyone around you.
Dental Bridges Replace Missing Teeth
A traditional dental bridge is a restoration that replaces a missing tooth. With a dental bridge, the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth will have anchor crowns placed on them to hold an artificial tooth (pontic) in place.
Like crowns, we can ensure dental bridges are custom-fabricated to match the shade of 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. Keledjian will be able to recommend a bridge that will work for your unique situation.
The Benefits of Dental Bridges
Dental bridges can help you maintain your oral health when you have missing teeth while also making everyday activities, like chewing and talking, easier for you. However, those aren’t the only benefits that dental bridges offer. Dental bridges also provide patients with:
- A complete set of functional, attractive teeth that blend in with the patients’ remaining teeth to create a natural-looking smile
- A long-lasting, time-tested tooth replacement option that dentists have used successfully for many years
- Easy maintenance and care
If you have questions about using a dental bridge to replace missing teeth, please call our dental office for assistance. We are here to help you enjoy outstanding oral health and tooth replacement is a vital part of your oral healthcare.
Why Is Tooth Restoration Important?
Whether you have a damaged or missing tooth, tooth restoration is usually necessary. Tooth restoration is important for a variety of reasons, both functional and aesthetic.
As far as oral health, restoring a missing tooth is important because a replacement tooth helps you maintain a correct bite while improving the function of your teeth. The same can be said of a damaged tooth. A damaged tooth does not function properly in many cases and can inhibit chewing. A damaged tooth may also suffer further damage if not protected, which can make a root canal, or even extraction, unavoidable.
Basically, tooth restoration allows our skilled team to save our patients’ damaged teeth and fix gaps in patients’ smiles, which is why we love performing this service.
When we restore damaged teeth and replace missing teeth, it also has the added benefit of improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles in many situations, which is an excellent way to boost self-confidence.
Caring For Your Tooth Restoration
Both dental crowns and bridges are easy to care for and maintain. Simply brush your teeth according to your regular oral hygiene routine, which should include at least two tooth brushing sessions every day. Also, floss your teeth every day and visit our dental office for your regularly scheduled cleanings and exams.
During bi-yearly exams and cleanings, we will evaluate your tooth restoration to ensure that it remains clean, comfortable, and functional. Depending on your specific type of dental restoration, we may recommend more personalized instructions and care for your teeth.
Your oral health is our top priority, so always be sure to ask any questions you have about home care or oral hygiene during your visits. We are happy to demonstrate the best methods for flossing and brushing with your tooth restoration while you are in the office.
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.