San Francisco Dental Crowns and Bridges
A missing tooth can adversely affect the appeal of your smile, impair oral function, and jeopardize your oral health. If you have one or more missing teeth, Steven Baldwin, D.D.S and Cynthia Scipioni, D.D.S, can help restore your smile with quality and long-lasting crowns and bridges in San Francisco. Our practice uses advanced techniques to create and place dental crowns and bridges that offer long-term solutions to tooth loss.
We are committed to providing restorations that return dental function, protect your oral health, and offer natural-looking results. If you are looking for dental bridges or crowns in San Francisco, we can help. Contact us today to book an appointment!
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What Is a Crown?
Dental crowns are caps that go over an entire tooth to fix dental imperfections and provide protection. Each crown is customized to fit naturally into the smile and provide an optimal bite, regardless of whether it's placed on an incisor or a molar. Crowns can last for decades depending on the material. However, you may have to replace them after some time due to normal wear and tear. A crown can also be used as part of an implant-supported solution to replace a single missing tooth.
Reasons for Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are highly versatile and can correct several dental issues. Below are some of the reasons we may recommend dental crowns in our San Francisco practice:
- To repair severe tooth decay
- To restore worn or misshapen teeth
- To support cracked, chipped, or broken teeth
- For tooth protection after root canal therapy
- To support a dental bridge
- To complete dental implants
- For cosmetic enhancement
What Is a Dental Bridge?
A dental bridge is a tooth replacement solution consisting of an artificial tooth attached to crowns. The adjacent crowns attach to abutment teeth for support, while the artificial tooth fills the gap to complete your smile. Dental bridges are ideal if you have a series of missing teeth in a row.
Benefits of a Dental Bridge
Besides replacing missing teeth, dental bridges come with numerous benefits. You can expect to enjoy the following benefits when you visit us for dental bridges in San Francisco:
- Better dental function when speaking and chewing
- Teeth are prevented from shifting
- Improved confidence from your newly restored smile
Our practice offers durable, quality dental bridges to suit your unique needs. We can handle complex cases, including dental bridges as part of a full-mouth reconstruction.
Our San Francisco Dental Crown and Bridge Process
Our practice is keen to ensure you only get high-quality restorations that give you a good-looking and well-functioning smile. Our dentists will first evaluate your oral health situation to determine the appropriate treatment. After establishing your needs, we will inform you of the available options and recommend the most appropriate treatment for you according to your goals.
When creating your restorations, we take detailed impressions of your teeth to ensure they fit well. We also prepare your tooth by shaping it to make room for your crown or dental bridge. Our dentists take care with each mold so that the lab can easily produce your custom restoration. We will take the impressions to a high-end lab to create quality custom crowns or dental bridges. The process usually takes about two weeks. Once your custom crowns or bridge is ready, our dentist will place the restorations so you can eat, speak, and smile with ease.
We also perform tooth extractions and root canal therapy whenever necessary before placing your crown or dental bridge. Our goal is to restore your smile using personalized restorations that function and look just like your natural teeth.
Implant-Supported Crowns and Bridges for a Natural Looking Smile
When you visit our practice, you can choose implant-supported crowns and bridges to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Implants are placed into the jaw and fuse permanently with the jawbone to create a sturdy foundation for your restorations. While the implants replace the root, the crown or dental bridge attaches to the implant through an abutment to restore your bite function.
Implants are the most reliable tooth replacement solutions as they are durable, stable, and can withstand the pressure of grinding and chewing, just like natural teeth. They also feel like natural teeth and promote bone health by stimulating the jawbone. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about your bridge or crown slipping out of place.
Note that you need a healthy jawbone with adequate density to support the implants, and your oral health must be in good shape. Fortunately, you can undergo a bone graft or sinus lift before your implant procedure to boost bone volume and density. In case of issues like gum disease, we will recommend treatment before getting implants. Doing so provides a healthy foundation for restorations and prevents complications.
Get Quality Bridges and Crowns in San Francisco
When you visit the practice of Steven Baldwin, D.D.S. and Cynthia Scipioni, D.D.S, your dental needs, safety, and comfort come first. We can help you regain your oral health and enhance your smile with our reliable, high-quality dental crowns and bridges. Contact us today for crowns and dental bridges in San Francisco to enjoy a complete smile and better quality of life!
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