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Crowns and Bridges

General and Cosmetic Dentists located in Sun City, CA

Crowns and Bridges

Crowns and Bridges services offered in Sun City, CA

According to the American Dental Association, the average adult has a few missing or damaged teeth. Sun City Dentistry in Sun City, California, offers excellent treatment for dental crowns and bridges. General and cosmetic dentist Thai Dang, DDS, provides phenomenal expertise in remedying a damaged or decayed tooth. Learn more about the risks associated with tooth damage by calling the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Crowns and Bridges Q & A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges offer a healthful and visually appealing way to replace damaged teeth. Crowns look like your natural tooth and cover it from the gumline. Bridges provide the same effect but with multiple teeth, bridging the gap between a missing tooth and the rest of the jaw.  


Crowns are a solution for those needing individual tooth treatment or for a tooth that is damaged but workable. Bridges treat multiple teeth and require a missing tooth to be effective. Whether you require a crown or a bridge depends on your specific health needs. 

What’s the process for getting crowns and bridges?

The process of implementing a crown or a bridge is simple and straightforward. When it’s decided that a crown or a bridge is the best solution for you, the team at Sun City Dentistry first treats any potential damage or decay. This process may incorporate X-Rays for diagnostic information and common tooth treatment procedures like a root canal. 


Once the area is free from damage and infection, the dentist will reshape the tooth, allowing the crown or bridge to fit over it properly. From here, the team makes impressions of the tooth, taking several days to ensure quality and accuracy. The office provides the patient with a temporary insertion while the permeant one develops.


You’ll then return to the office, where the team fits the permanent impression onto the desired area and cements it into place. 

Are crowns and bridges painful?

The implementation of crowns and bridges and their pain is relative to the severity of one’s condition. If a patient requires cleanings and additional procedures to rid the area of damage and infection, they may experience some discomfort. Local anesthesia is often provided to patients undergoing more intense treatment, helping alleviate any pain during the procedure. 

How long do crowns and bridges last?

While crowns and bridges only mimic your natural tooth, they should still be cared for daily. The longevity of crowns and bridges depends on one’s oral hygiene practices. Brushing and flossing twice daily promotes a healthy mouth and safeguards a crown or bridge. 


Additionally, one should avoid unnecessary stress on the teeth and avoid using them for nonfood-related purposes. Opening packages, chewing ice, and biting your fingernails increase the risk of a crown or bridge cracking.


Learn more about crowns and bridges and how they best support your oral health by calling the office in Sun City, California, or scheduling an appointment online.