Crowns and Bridges
San Jose general
and cosmetic dentistry by Top Best *8* San
Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim,
DDS, Inc. offers dental crowns,
also known as “caps,” preserve the
functionality of damaged teeth. Crowns may
be used to protect a cracked tooth, restore
functionality of a tooth with excessive
decay, or replace a pre-existing crown. The
purpose of a dental crown is to encase a
needy tooth with a custom-designed material.
Dentists today have a variety of
conservative treatment options through which
to restore teeth. If possible, these options
should be explored and discussed before
selecting the full coverage crown.
Dental bridges, like implants and partial
dentures, are used to replace missing teeth
offered by San Jose general and cosmetic
dentistry by Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists
Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc.
There are several types of fixed dental
bridges (cannot be removed), including
conventional fixed bridges, cantilever
bridges and resin-bonded bridges.
Typically, conventional and cantilever
bridges require shaping of the teeth
surrounding a missing tooth. Crowns are then
placed on the shaped teeth and attached to
an artificial tooth (called a pontic).
A resin-bonded bridge requires less
preparation of adjacent teeth. It is often
used to replace front teeth, provided that
the gums are healthy and the surrounding
teeth do not have extensive dental fillings.
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