Porcelain Crowns & Bridges in Livermore
Whether your tooth is severely decayed or missing altogether, it can significantly impact your quality of life. Not only can it prevent you from properly chewing and speaking, but it can weaken your confidence. At the dental practice of Sonia Dhillon, DDS, we're passionate about helping you get the smile you deserve. That's why we offer high-quality porcelain crowns and bridges in Livermore.
Our family-owned dental office has served Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton, and the Tri-Valley area for decades. We're excited to meet you and learn how we can help you reach your dental goals. Contact us today to schedule your next visit!
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What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?
A dental crown is a prosthetic that can repair a severely decayed or damaged tooth. It covers a tooth down to the gumline as a cap, protecting against further decay and other dental problems. One of the main benefits of traditional dental crowns is that they keep your tooth root's structure in place. By replacing missing teeth, dental crowns also help to preserve the alignment of your teeth and density of your jawbone.
Unlike a dental crown, which replaces a single tooth, a dental bridge replaces multiple damaged or missing teeth in a row. A dental bridge is comprised of multiple dental prosthetics to fill gaps in your smile between healthy teeth. Dental bridges anchor in place to neighboring teeth on either side of the gap for long-lasting support.
Advantages of Porcelain Restorations
Whether you receive a crown or bridge, our Livermore team uses porcelain to make your restoration. Porcelain is a sturdy and dependable material that holds up well to years of repeated use. Additionally, it looks and feels like a natural tooth, allowing you to seamlessly adjust to your new restoration.
Our Efficient Restoration Process
Receiving your porcelain crown or bridge in Livermore begins with detailed imaging, which gives Dr. Dhillon a comprehensive picture of your smile. We'll then prepare your tooth by clearing away any decayed or damaged enamel. Next, our staff will take impressions of your tooth or teeth and send them to a lab to fabricate your restoration.
The lab typically creates your porcelain crown or bridge in as little as 10 to 14 days. Meanwhile, we'll provide you with a temporary restoration while your permanent restoration is being made. Our staff will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your temporary crown or bridge. Once your restoration is ready, you'll come in for a second visit where we'll fit it securely to your tooth and make any necessary adjustments.
Durable Implant-Supported Crowns & Bridges
While traditional crowns and bridges cover your existing teeth, implant-supported restorations require the tooth to be gone completely. A dental implant post is made of a durable material like titanium or titanium alloy and serves as a replacement for your tooth's root. Our team will surgically place your dental implant post in your jaw. Once the area has healed, the implant post will serve as a sturdy base for your restoration.
Restorations supported by dental implants are famous for their root to crown permanence and natural feel. They also help prevent bone degradation because you stimulate the bone and tissue around the implant when you chew. Some of the additional benefits include easy brushing and flossing.
During your initial exam, our dentist will take detailed images of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Depending on your results, she may deem it necessary that you undergo pretreatment before receiving your restoration. Some of the pretreatment options we offer include:
- Root Canal Therapy: If you're receiving a traditional porcelain crown or bridge, our Livermore team will check for any signs of infection. If your tooth is infected, root canal therapy may be the best option for you. The process involves on removing any infected tissue from your tooth's root chamber and thoroughly cleaning the area before placing your restoration.
- Extractions: For patients receiving implant-supported restorations, extractions may be necessary to remove severely decayed or damaged teeth that are past the point of repair. The extraction process is relatively simple, and once the area has properly healed, you'll come back in for your dental implant placement and restoration.
Restorative Livermore Porcelain Crowns & Bridges
At the dental practice of Sonia Dhillon, DDS, we're passionate about helping your smile look and feel its best. That's why we offer exceptional bridges and crowns in Livermore to restore your teeth's functionality and your confidence. Give us a call or stop by our dental office to schedule your next appointment!
CALL US: (925) 449-7167 REQUEST APPOINTMENT