At Plaza Dental Group, Dr. Maryam Jahani, Dr. Preethi Bangalore, Dr. Ivan Lee, and our skilled team are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care to patients in San Jose. Our comprehensive services include dental bridges and crowns, which are effective solutions for restoring damaged or missing teeth.

What are Dental Bridges?

A dental bridge is a fixed prosthetic device that fills the gap created by one or more missing teeth. It consists of two or more crowns on either side of the gap, with a false tooth (pontic) in between. Bridges can be made from various materials, such as:

  • Porcelain fused to metal: This type of bridge offers both strength and aesthetics.
  • All-ceramic or all-porcelain: These bridges provide the most natural-looking appearance.
  • Gold alloys: Known for their durability, gold alloy bridges are a long-lasting option.

Benefits of Dental Bridges

  • Restoring your smile and maintaining the shape of your face.
  • Improving your ability to chew and speak properly.
  • Distributing the forces in your bite correctly.
  • Preventing remaining teeth from drifting out of position.

What are Dental Crowns?

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that is placed over a damaged or decayed tooth to restore its shape, size, strength, and appearance. Crowns can be made from various materials, such as:

  • Porcelain: Offers the most natural-looking appearance.
  • Porcelain fused to metal: Combines the strength of metal with the aesthetics of porcelain.
  • Gold alloys: Provides durability and a precise fit.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Protecting a weak tooth from further decay or damage.
  • Restoring a broken or severely worn-down tooth.
  • Covering a misshapen or discolored tooth.
  • Supporting a tooth with a large filling.
  • Anchoring a dental bridge.

The Dental Bridge and Crown Process

At Plaza Dental Group, the process of getting a dental bridge or crown typically requires two visits:

  • During the first visit, our doctors will prepare the tooth or teeth by removing any decay and shaping them to accommodate the crown or bridge. Impressions of your teeth will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory where your custom restoration will be fabricated.
  • At the second visit, your permanent bridge or crown will be carefully checked for proper fit, color, and bite alignment before being cemented in place.

Caring for Your Dental Bridge or Crown

To ensure the longevity of your dental bridge or crown, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene habits, including:

  • Brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Flossing daily, especially around the bridge or crown.
  • Using an antiseptic mouthwash to help reduce plaque buildup.
  • Attending regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings.

Dr. Maryam Jahani, Dr. Preethi Bangalore, Dr. Ivan Lee, and the team at Plaza Dental Group are committed to providing the highest quality dental care to patients in San Jose, CA. With their extensive education and experience, our doctors are well-equipped to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dental bridges and crowns.