Dash Dental Spa -  - General Dentist

Dash Dental Spa

General Dentists located in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

If you have a tooth that’s significantly damaged, decayed, or unsightly, a crown can restore your oral health and improve the appearance of your smile. The team of professionals at Dash Dental Spa provides high-quality crowns for those living in and around Beverly Hills, California. Call the Los Angeles office or book a visit online today to learn more about how the team at Dash Dental Spa can improve your smile with a crown.

Crowns Q & A

What is a crown?

A crown is a covering or cap that goes over the surface of your tooth. They can be made from: 

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain bonded to precious metal
  • All-ceramic
  • Glass
  • Gold-alloy

Your dentist permanently bonds your crown in your mouth, where it covers up the entirety of your tooth above the gumline. Once in place, your crown feels and functions just like a natural tooth because it’s made from an impression of your smile. 

What does a crown do?

Generally speaking, a crown restores your tooth’s normal function, size, and shape. Some of the situations in which your dentist might recommend a crown include:

  • Repairing a tooth that’s suffered from damage or excessive decay
  • Enhancing the appearance of a discolored or misshapen tooth
  • Covering a dental implant to replace a fully missing tooth
  • Strengthen a weakened tooth
  • Protecting your tooth after a root canal

Crowns can also be used to provide more support for a denture, helping it to fit more securely in your mouth. They’re also essential components of bridges, where they help to replace a tooth that’s missing from your smile.

What is a bridge?

A bridge is a solution for replacing a missing tooth, and is a classic alternative to a dental implant. It’s a prosthetic device that replaces your missing tooth with a pontic, which is permanently held in place in your smile by various means, depending on what type of bridge you get. They’re typically made from porcelain, which looks just like your natural tooth enamel.

What are the different types of bridges?

There are a variety of bridges, all of which are designed to work with different dental needs, such as:

Traditional dental bridge

A traditional dental bridge has one or more pontics that are held in place by crowns. The crowns are attached to the teeth adjacent to your missing tooth (your abutment teeth), and the pontic bridges the gap between those teeth.

Cantilever bridge

If your teeth can’t support crowns on both sides of your missing tooth, you can use a cantilever bridge, which has a pontic that’s supported by a single crown on one side.

Maryland bridge

Dash Dental Spa uses Maryland bridges when neither of your abutment teeth can support crowns. A Maryland bridges attaches to the back of your abutment teeth with a metal or porcelain framework that’s sealed in place. 

Implant-supported bridges

Implant-supported bridges are best for those who are missing multiple teeth. They connect to your mouth with dental implants, which are tiny posts that are surgically implanted in your jawbone and function like artificial tooth roots.

Call Dash Dental Spa today or book an appointment online to get started on your crown or bridge.