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By Golden Dental
February 26, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges   dental crowns  

Two common treatments that dentists recommend for tooth-related problems are crowns and bridges. In fact, it’s estimated that over 15 million Americans have dental crowns or bridgework to replace missing teeth. They can last for 15 years or longer before they need to be replaced or adjusted. Learn about crowns and bridges and how Dr. Roland Markarian at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA can use Dental Crownsthem to restore your smile. 

Restoring Your Smile
Restorative dentistry is focused on the management and rehabilitation of diseased or damaged teeth. Thanks to modern restorative treatments, dentists can help patients maintain their smiles or improve them. Crowns and bridges are two restorative treatments that can help protect your teeth and restore your smile, sometimes making it look better than it ever looked before. 

Crowns Strengthen Your Teeth
Crowns are dental restorations that are commonly crafted out of porcelain or ceramic (plastic) material. They are designed for durability and protection. They’re also designed to closely resemble your natural teeth in shape, size and color. A crown made by your Lancaster, CA dentist Dr. Markarian gives added strength and protection to the outer surface of your tooth. It’s commonly installed after a root canal, or when a tooth becomes cracked or chipped.

Bridges Fill in Spaces
Bridges are made up of two crowns and, at least, one tooth replacement at the center. They are used when a patient has one or more missing teeth. Bridges help improve the appearance and function of your teeth. When you have a missing tooth, food can get trapped in the gap and it can be difficult to pronounce certain words. You can chew or speak normally and confidently again after bridges are installed.

Call Golden Dental
Your long-term dental care is the top priority of the team at Golden Dental in Lancaster, CA. Crowns or bridges may be the solution that you need to get a stronger, healthier and more attractive smile. Call 661-948-8100 today to schedule an appointment with a caring, qualified dentist.

By Golden Dental
June 02, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bridges   dental crowns  

Crowns and Bridges Nature intends us to have a full set of teeth when we are adults. Sometimes, though, health circumstances change, and dental health and the appearance of teeth change too. If you have missing or failing teeth, a dental crown or bridge can help you have a complete and healthy smile.

About Crowns and Bridges

In the Lancaster, California area, Dr. Roland Markarian offers many dental service to repair or replace teeth. After Dr. Markarian does a thorough oral examination and x-rays, he offers patients the many options for creating a finished smile.

Familiar to millions of American adults, the porcelain crown provides a completely new cover (right to the gum line) for a tooth that has extensive decay, many fillings, or has been injured or stained. Crowns are also the prosthetic tooth that is attached to a dental implant to replace a tooth that is completely missing

Custom-made in a professional dental lab, crowns are strong, beautiful, and are color matched to your other teeth. Dr. Markarian cements the crown in place, adjusting it to ensure correct fit and bite.

Patients may also be given the option of partial crowns, called inlays and onlays. Custom-crafted from biocompatible porcelain, inlays take the place of large fillings and extend to one corner or cusp of a molar. Onlays completely cover the top of a tooth.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry says that crowns last for several years and require the same care that natural teeth do. One caution is that people who grind their teeth (bruxism) may wear their crowns down more quickly. A night mouthguard may help chronic teeth grinders.

Another way to complete a smile is with dental bridges. Also called fixed partial bridges, these permanent appliances:

  • fill the space left by one or more teeth, supporting normal eating and speech and providing natural-looking aesthetics
  • are secured to natural teeth with porcelain crowns
  • can be resin-bonded to their neighbors
  • may be permanently supported by one or more metal implants
  • are sometimes cantilevered off supporting teeth to one side of the bridge when molars are missing

Just like crowns, dental bridges are custom fabricated in the lab according to the dentist's treatment plan. The false teeth are made of a strong composite material and match surrounding teeth well in shape, size and color. Bridgework can last 15 years or more with good care.

Golden Dental Gives You Every Reason to Smile

Roland Markarian DMD, a Lancaster, California dentist highly trained in all aspects of modern dentistry, including implantology, is known for his gentle and skilled dental care. He treats patients of all ages and can answer your questions about dental crowns and bridgework. Why not explore your options for a complete smile by contacting Dr. Markarian's staff for an appointment? Call (661) 948-8100.



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