Teeth that have significant decay or damage can be restored with dental crowns. First, the damaged tooth structure is removed, then a crown is used to cover over and protect the healthy structure that remains. Crown restorations typically require two visits. The tooth is prepared and impressions taken on a first visit, then a permanent crown is fitted during the second visit.
You can talk with your Torrance restorative dentist and choose the type of crown you would like. Materials differ in strength, esthetics, and other properties.
Bridges are a replacement for missing teeth that are supported by adjacent teeth or dental implants. The most common type of bridge involves placing crowns on two adjacent teeth and using these to support the replacement teeth, or pontics. This option is cemented to the supporting teeth and offers a non-removable restoration.
We offer many types of dental implants, ranging from single-tooth implants to full dentures. These restorations all involve the surgical placement of one or more biocompatible metal posts in the jaw, abutments that are attached to the implants, and a restoration that is attached to the implants.
Some of the benefits of dental implants are: