Lost teeth affect the aesthetics as well as the functionality of your smile. At Caldwell Dental Care, we believe no one should have to live with a compromised smile. We offer durable, natural-looking dental crowns and bridges to our patients throughout Orange County and surrounding areas. Our in-office CEREC® technology allows us to provide beautiful, permanent restorations in just one visit. Learn more about your treatment options by scheduling a consultation with Drs. Ty and Susan Caldwell today.
What are Dental Crowns and Bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges have been popular restorative dentistry solutions for decades, but advancements in dentistry have made them more comfortable, life-like, and durable than ever before. Dental crowns, also known as caps, can be used to replace a missing tooth or to strengthen a weakened tooth. Bridges, also called partial dentures, literally "bridge" the gap left by a missing tooth, and consist of a false tooth supported by adjacent crowns or dental implants.
Dental crowns are commonly used to:
- Restore a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy
- Strengthen a tooth that has sustained a fracture
- Build up a tooth that has had a large portion removed because of decay
- Resplace a missing tooth as part of a dental implant
Crowns also have cosmetic applications, and may be recommended to conceal stubborn discoloration or improve the appearance of small or misshapen teeth.
Same-Day Restorations Available
Traditionally, crowns and bridges required a minimum of two trips to the dentist and a lengthy turn-around period while the prosthetic was created at an off-site dental laboratory. Our practice is proud to offer same-day, all-porcelain restorations milled on-site using CEREC® technology.
During your examination, digital imaging will be used to take detailed impressions of your smile. These digital impressions are sent to a computer-guided milling machine, which quickly and accurately creates the restoration. Once it is completed, your permanent crown or bridge can be immediately placed.
CEREC® not only allows us to create durable crowns and bridges in just one visit, it also allows us to exercise a high degree of control over the final outcome. We will take care to customize your restoration to an exacting degree, ensuring that it will blend with your natural teeth.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
At Caldwell Dental Care, your total comfort and relaxation is our unwavering priority. We understand that trips to the dentist can cause some patients to experience fear or anxiety, and we take the appropriate steps to ensure your visit is calm, relaxing, and enjoyable. We offer a range of sedation options on-site, including oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. You can learn more about what type of sedation is right for you during a consultation with one of our doctors.
Schedule an Appointment
Dental crowns and bridges are excellent option to restore balance and comfort to your bite, and enhance the beauty of your smile. Schedule a consultation at our practice today to learn more.