Dental Crowns and Bridges

A-Z Dental Care is a leading provider of dental crowns in West Covina that shield vulnerable teeth from further damage and discoloration. If you are in need of coverings or replacements for lost teeth or are having the kind of issues which may create a need for them, we are here to help.

Crowns and Bridges Functions

Dental crowns have a variety of uses, including the following:

  • To fix a damaged or broken tooth
  • To hide discolored or stained teeth
  • To protect a tooth that is highly vulnerable to decay, especially in children
  • To offer structural support for a large tooth filling
  • To complete an implant
  • To cover an affected tooth after a root canal procedure
  • To hold several pieces of a broken yet viable tooth together

Installation of a dental crown generally requires two visits: one to prepare the tooth for the crown and the second visit is for its permanent installation. In the first visit, we will evaluate your tooth to make sure that there is no serious decay and little to no risk of infection. If the tooth is cleared, we will either file down or add additional material to the tooth so that the crown comfortably fits. A mold will be taken for a permanent crown, after which a temporary crown will be installed until the final crown is installed at a later time.

Dental bridges have a similar function as dental crowns, but bridge the gap created between two or more missing teeth. Both crowns and bridges can be composed of different materials, depending on the patient’s needs or preference.

All-Ceramic versus Metal-Ceramic Crowns

There are several differences between all-ceramic crowns and metal-ceramic crowns. Both crowns have a natural appearance; however, ceramic-metal crowns may have a thin dark line separating the ceramic cap from the metal portion. This can make ceramic-metal crowns less appealing to use for a patient’s front teeth – as opposed to all-ceramic options which are completely natural in appearance. On the other hand, ceramic-metal crowns do have the advantage of being somewhat more durable and longer-lasting

Choose A-Z Dental Care

Our clinic is a leading provider of crowns and dental bridges in West Covina and the surrounding areas. Dr. Salek and his staff always try to make each and every patient feel comfortable and well cared for. With over 25 years of experience, we know how to give patients the expert care they need, every time they stop by our office. For more information, call the number at the top of your screen or make an appointment online.