Dental Crowns and Bridges in Bolsa Chica-Heil, Huntington Beach

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A damaged tooth needs protection. At the dental practice of Kerry J Shimizu, we offer dental crowns and bridges to protect, strengthen, and even replace teeth that have been broken or lost. If your tooth is chipped, cracked, worn, or you've had root canal therapy, then a crown is an effective way to restore the functionality of your bite and the beauty of your smile.

Our friendly team is proud to restore the smiles of the residents of Huntington Beach and the surrounding areas. We believe you deserve a positive experience when you visit us, which is why we treat you like family and even help you navigate the insurance process. Our dental crowns will protect and restore the integrity of your tooth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


What Is a Dental Crown?

A tooth crown, also known as a cap, is a prosthetic tooth that will cover, strengthen, and protect a tooth that is damaged or misshapen. Crowns restore a tooth after root canal therapy, as well as replace a tooth that's been knocked out or extracted. A crown recreates the surface area that a damaged tooth has lost, which restores the functionality of your bite.

What Is a Dental Bridge?

A tooth bridge is a restoration that replaces multiple missing teeth in a row. It consists of one or more prosthetic teeth suspended between two crowns. The crowns can fit over two healthy neighboring teeth for support or be secured to dental implants that function as anchors. A bridge is an effective restoration that keeps your remaining teeth from shifting into large spaces left behind by consecutive missing teeth.

Our Dental Restoration Process

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When you visit our practice, you discover a peaceful environment and a team that treats you with the same respect and care that we treat our family with. We know that your time is valuable, which is why we strive to keep our appointments on time so you can get back to the business of life.

Once you're in the dentist's chair, we will have an open discussion about your procedure and what to expect at every step of the treatment. We encourage you to ask questions because we believe that if you understand the reason for your treatment, it helps alleviate anxiety and gives you confidence in the plan that we craft for you.

We perform a thorough exam of your teeth, jaws, and gums to determine the best type of dental restoration for your specific needs. Our dentist takes a conservative approach to all of our procedures, and we make every effort to preserve your natural teeth. However, if a tooth cannot be saved, our gentle dentist may perform an extraction to make space for a dental bridge or implant-supported crown.

Our team will take detailed impressions of your teeth and send them to a trusted lab, where your crown or bridge will be crafted and carefully color-matched to blend seamlessly with your smile. Once your dental restoration is complete, we will fit your crown or bridge and provide instructions on how to care for your dental restoration.

Dental Crowns and Bridges FAQs

We believe you deserve to make informed decisions, which is why we encourage you to share your questions and concerns. Some of the most common questions our Huntington Beach dental team receive about crowns and bridges include:

Will people know that I have a dental crown or bridge?

No. We artfully match your crown or bridge with your natural teeth so it matches the rest of your smile.

When properly cared for, a dental crown or bridge can last a decade or longer.

Crowns and bridges are easy to care for. You will brush and floss your dental restoration twice daily, just like the rest of your teeth. It's important that you do not use your crown or bridge inappropriately, such as using them to open bottles or cans, because this can damage the restoration.

If your dental restoration is lost or broken, contact our office immediately and we will schedule an appointment. Our team will take precise measurements and send the information to a trusted lab where your new custom crown or bridge will be created. Once we have received your new restoration, we will call you in and place your dental crown or bridge to renew your smile.

Our Reliable Dental Restorations

A damaged tooth affects more than just the aesthetics of your smile. It directly impacts your ability to speak, chew, and smile confidently. At the dental practice of Kerry J Shimizu, DDS, we provide dental crowns to protect your compromised tooth and bridges to restore the integrity of your bite. Regardless of the condition or number of teeth that are affected, you can count on our compassionate team to create a plan that will restore your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.


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