Crowns and Bridges: Painless Sedation Dentistry in San Diego
For patients with damaged or missing teeth, Sedation Dental Center San Diego offers crown and bridge services to restore your smile to its former glory. During both of these procedures, our team recommends IV sedation — just a small amount of sedation will ensure that you sleep through the procedure.
Cap Your Damaged Tooth with a Crown
A crown is a tooth-shaped cap that gets placed over a weak or damaged tooth. Usually, crowns are the best choice for teeth that have large cavities. If a cavity renders a tooth brittle, a crown can prevent further chipping and breaking of the enamel. To apply a crown, we file down the damaged tooth and then cement the crown over it to fully encase the tooth.
Modern dental technology allows our dentists to create gorgeous white crowns that will match your other teeth. Crowns can be constructed from metal, porcelain fused to metal, or ceramic. Our high-quality crowns can last up to 15 years. At Sedation Dental Center San Diego, painless sedation dentistry will ensure your crowns and bridges are applied flawlessly.
Bridging the Gap
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth. After a tooth extraction, a bridge can be placed on the adjacent teeth. The bridge supports a crown that will take the place of the missing tooth. The bridge and crown are fused together for strength and durability, and the replacement tooth rests on the gumline for a natural appearance.
If you’re ready to have your crown or bridge applied via painless sedation dentistry, contact our San Diego office today.