If you practice proper oral hygiene habits every day, you can maintain a healthy mouth. Twice daily brushing, flossing at least once daily and staying up to date with routine checkups should keep your smile in tip-top shape. But what happens if one or mouth teeth get damaged by trauma or decay? At Ocean Dental we can repair an existing issue or prevent a future problem by placing a tooth crown or a dental bridge.
Dental crowns and dental bridges are placed over or in-between one or more affected teeth to add strength and restore size, shape, and function.
A tooth crown or dental cap is used to cover a tooth weakened by damage or decay. A crown is a custom made to fit perfectly over the natural tooth. Once in place, a long-lasting dental crown in Lompoc, CA will strengthen the affected tooth and restore function. Ocean Dental offers several options for materials. Your dentist will discuss the best type of tooth crown to restore your unique smile.
Tooth loss can be very problematic. If you are missing teeth, it can be hard to chew properly and to speak clearly. Over time, even more, difficulties may arise as the adjacent teeth begin to shift into the vacant space. This can lead to biting problems, TMJ and gum disease.
There are two types of dental bridges available at Ocean Dental:
A dental bridge can close the gap and correct or prevent these issues. The prosthetic device consists of two anchoring crowns on either side of the gap, and replacement tooth in-between.