Crowns And Bridges

Del Mar Dentistry Center

Rokhsar Eizadi, DDS

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Del Mar, CA

A chipped or cracked tooth can significantly change your appearance, the functioning of your bite, and the look of your smile. At Del Mar Dentistry Center in Del Mar, California, Dr. Rokhsar Eizadi offers dental crowns and bridges to repair cracked or chipped teeth. Dr. Eizadi treats an array of dental complications and provides the highest quality of dental prostheses and attentive, customized care. To learn more about dental crowns and bridges, please use the online scheduling tool or call the office today to improve your dental health.

Crowns & Bridges Q & A

What is a dental crown?

Dr. Eizadi places a dental crown over your tooth to act as a cap and restore discolored, broken, cracked, or chipped teeth. Dental crowns blend in with your natural teeth and effectively change the size, appearance, and shape of damaged teeth.

The placement of a dental crown involves removing a layer of the outer surface of your tooth to prepare it to fit the shape of your crown. Dr. Eizadi then cements your crown in place until it covers the entire visible portion of your tooth and successfully blends in with your smile.

Dr. Eizadi takes the time to match the crown to a color that blends with your teeth and gives you natural-looking results.

Why would I need a dental crown?

There are a number of reasons why Dr. Eizadi might recommend a dental crown. You might need a dental crown to hold a dental bridge in place or to:

  • Cover a dental implant
  • Protect and restore a broken, chipped, or damaged tooth
  • Improve the appearance of a discolored or badly shaped tooth

You might also need a crown for a large filling where you don’t have enough tooth to hold the filling securely and properly in place.

How can I take care of my dental crowns?

Just like your normal teeth, it’s important you keep your crowns clean. Be sure to stay up to date with your professional preventive care and dental cleanings with Dr. Eizadi and your at-home cleanings and self-care.

Dental crowns can’t decay, but the edge where the crown joins your teeth can. Maintaining good dental hygiene can help to prevent decay. Dr. Eizadi recommends brushing twice a day and flossing daily. Take care to spend enough time reaching the back areas of your crowns and teeth during cleaning.

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis that bridges the gap caused by missing teeth. To restore one missing tooth, you receive a bridge comprising an artificial tooth in the center of two crowns. The artificial tooth bridges the gap, and the two crowns sit on top of your natural teeth on either side of the gap.

Bridges permanently join an artificial tooth to dental implants or adjacent teeth. The types of bridges are based on how they’re created and how they anchor to surrounding teeth.

Bridges and crowns work harmoniously together to maintain your bite and prevent remaining teeth from shifting over time.

If you’re interested in crowns or bridges or have dental concerns, call or click to visit Dr. Eizadi.