Crowns & Bridges
At Citrus Grove Dentistry, we believe that everyone deserves to have a healthy smile they are proud to share with the world. If your teeth are broken, cracked, or missing, you may not be feeling so confident about your smile. You might also be living with discomfort when you chew and eat.
The good news is that Citrus Heights dentist, Dr. Brandon Erickson, offers comprehensive solutions for repairing and replacing damaged or lost teeth with tooth crowns and dental bridges. We can help you reclaim your smile, confidence, and your ability to eat with ease again.
Rebuilding Teeth with Dental Crowns in Citrus Heights
Tooth-colored fillings are a very good solution for many teeth with decay or a cavity. However, a filling requires enough healthy tooth structure to support it. If you have a broken, cracked, or fractured tooth, that is past the level of what a dental filling is capable of restoring, your dentist may recommend a tooth crown for you. Dental crowns cover your damaged tooth entirely to replace its structure and regain its strength and function.
We typically make tooth crowns with ceramic porcelain, which can be customized to match your surrounding teeth and restore beauty to your smile, especially for teeth that you see. Dr. Erickson may recommend stronger materials, such as metal or gold, for teeth located in the back of your mouth that do the majority of the work of chewing.
We recommend dental crowns in Citrus Heights in these situations:
- For a tooth severely damaged by decay or a fracture
- To restore a sizeable old restoration that is broken or lost
- As a single-tooth restoration for a dental implant
- To strengthen a tooth treated with a root canal
- To cover a discolored or broken tooth in cosmetic cases
If we've recommended a tooth crown for your situation, you can rest assured that he works with the best dental laboratories and uses the finest materials to deliver a restoration you can be proud of and rely on for many years.
Restoring Smiles with Dental Bridges in Citrus Heights
If you are missing one or multiple adjacent teeth, a dental bridge can be a good solution for restoring both function and aesthetics to your smile.
We make a dental bridge using two dental crowns to anchor to healthy teeth and support one or more artificial teeth attached in between. Bridges are also made of durable porcelain that complements your smile and allows you to chew and eat with ease. Dental bridges in Citrus Heights are also permanently placed, so you don’t have to worry about any movement when you eat or talk.
Learn More About Your Options
Don’t let broken or lost teeth keep you from smiling your best smile! Contact Citrus Grove Dentistry today at (916) 961-2180 to learn more about solutions for restoring your teeth.