Porcelain Crowns and Dental Bridges in Sacramento, CA
Seamless restorations for a more beautiful and functional smile
All-ceramic or porcelain restorative materials are a ground-breaking advancement in dentistry which enables much more aesthetically pleasing treatment options for damaged teeth. Dr. Monica Crooks utilizes all-ceramic materials to enable the most realistic and seamless transitions between your natural teeth and any prosthetic restorations such as dental crowns and dental bridges. This means that no one, often not even you, can tell which of your teeth have restorations and which do not. Only your dentist knows for sure!
Porcelain dentistry allows you to simultaneously strengthen and recover your smile
Porcelain dental bridges and dental crowns restore the structural integrity of badly damaged or broken down teeth that have become compromised due to decay or fracture. If your teeth have become weakened due to a cavity or injury then porcelain dentistry such as full coverage dental crowns may be the best option, as they are both inconspicuous and fortifying. Porcelain dental crowns are protective covers that completely encase a damaged tooth using a uniquely constructed porcelain shell that is permanently bonded to your tooth.
If you are missing a tooth, the missing tooth can be replaced by a dental bridge. The term, “bridge” comes from the concept of bridging the gap left by the missing tooth. A dental bridge is often a single porcelain restoration made of a set of three teeth where the two exterior teeth are crowns bonded to your prepared teeth and the central tooth is a solid prosthetic tooth designed to replace your missing tooth. Both dental crowns and dental bridges are designed to mask defects such as cracks, chips, gaps or discoloration as well as look seamlessly natural once placed in your smile. More specifically dental crowns can be used to conceal or alleviate the following issues:
- Replace a large filling
- Protect a weak tooth from fracturing or restore a tooth already fractured
- Attach a dental bridge
- Cover a dental implant
- Fix and cover a discolored tooth
- Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
Porcelain dental bridges are used to fill in one or more missing teeth, restore multiple teeth simultaneously and strengthen teeth. Both dental bridges and dental crowns can be color-matched exactly to seamlessly blend with your natural teeth resulting in a harmonious smile!
Dr. Monica Crooks’ qualifications ensure the best possible smile
Dr. Monica Crooks has received and continues to receive training in the latest and best cosmetic restorative technologies. Let’s face it! Just consider how often your cell phone technology changes. Dentistry has not been left out of the technological revolution. And the only way to stay relevant is to stay educated. Dr. Monica Crooks attends courses annually so she can always offer you, her treasured patients, the very best and latest that the industry has to offer. That does not mean that she jumps on every band wagon that comes along however. Sometimes the “bugs” need to be worked out of new technology. You can rest assured that you will never be the beta test subject for any new technology! Only when a technology is proven to be safe, effective, improved and has been around a bit, will Dr. Monica Crooks present it to you, educate you on the advantages and allow you to determine what is best for you.
“Success to me is healthy, happy patients who become my long-lasting trusting friends!”
~ Dr. Monica Crooks