Crowns & Bridges in San Pedro CA.

When a patient’s tooth is seriously decayed, it may not be possible to maintain a filling. If dentalCrownsthis is the case, the dental team at Smile Emporium may recommend placing a crown on the damaged tooth. With tooth loss, dentures don’t always effectively cover the gap, and in those cases our specialists can offer patients a bridge to fill in the space to the next tooth.

Crowns at Smile Emporium

Teeth with heavy decay are more likely to fracture or break. There is considerable concern that weak teeth may break below the gum line, making restoration and repair nearly impossible. Our dentists recommend crowns to protect heavily decayed teeth, to help prevent tooth fracture or loss. We offer a variety of options for crowns:

Gold, typically used on the back teeth Porcelain, typically used on the front teeth

Our capable staff will work with you to determine which option is best for your situation.

Bridges at Smile Emporium

Bridges are used as an effective, permanent solution to tooth loss without need for dentures or dental implants. Our dentists will replace a missing tooth by adhering a false tooth to adjacent teeth. Dental bridge work is often completed in two office visits.  During the preparation visit, the adjacent teeth are filed down to make room for the dental crowns that will sit over them and secure the bridge.  Also, impressions are taken so that a lab can create a permanent dental bridge specific to your mouth’s dimensions. We will provide you a temporary bridge while the permanent bridge is being made. At your second office visit, we will adjust and permanently attach your dental bridge.  A dental bridge can help restore proper bite, chewing, and speaking and keeps adjacent teeth from shifting.