Dental Crowns and Bridges can fix a Myriad of Problems

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Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges are dental prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out, dental crowns and dental bridges can only be removed by a dentist.

Dental Bridges

Dental Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to existing teeth or implants that surround an empty space, serving as anchors for the dental bridge. Porcelain is the most common material choice because it can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Dental Crowns

A Dental Crown covers a damaged tooth. They are used for various reasons such as strengthening a damaged tooth, improving the tooth’s appearance or shape and to fix alignment issues.  As with dental bridges, dental crowns can be made of porcelain.

When would I need a dental crown?

  • To attach a dental bridge
  • Replace a filling when not enough tooth remains
  • Protecting weak teeth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had a root canal

Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges are fairly easy to take care of. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Also, steer clear of chewing hard foods such as ice. Follow these simple rules and your dental crowns and dental bridges could last a lifetime!

Contact Dr. Barmby and Dr. Frick at Walnut Creek Prosthodontics for an appointment and free information on Dental Crowns and Dental bridges at (925) 934-5526 or visit our website www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Dental Implant Restoration or Bridge? | Walnut Creek, CA

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Can’t decide whether to go with a Bridge or dental implant for your missing tooth? Bridges are becoming a procedure of the past. Drs. Barmby and Frick of Walnut Creek Prosthodontics recommend dental implants restorations. Implant restorations are more durable, do not decay and preserve the bone. In the long run, implants turn out to be the better value, not only monetarily but due to their long lasting durability.

Call the office of Dr. Barmby and Dr. Frick for more information on dental implant restorations at 925-934-5526. Learn more about their practice by visiting www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Accepting patients from Concord, Danville, Lafayette, Alamo, Orinda and all surrounding areas.

 

Dental Implants – An Alternative to Dentures or Bridges | Walnut Creek, CA

Dental implant restorations are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. According to Dr. Barmby and Dr. Frick of Walnut Creek Prosthodontics dental implants are ideal options for people in good general oral health who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Dental implants are natural-looking and feeling and under proper conditions, such as placement by a diligent patient maintenance, implants can last a lifetime.

What do Dental Implants Do?

  • Replace one or more teeth
  • Support a bridge and reduce the need for a partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

Types of Implants

  • Endosteal (in the bone): Most commonly used type of implant. Screws, cylinders or blades are surgically placed into the jawbone.
  • Subperiosteal (on the bone): These are placed on top of the jaw with the metal framework’s

Dental Implants vs Dentures or a Bridge

Esthetically dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often happen with bridgework and dentures.

Neighboring teeth are not changed to support the implant as with a bridge. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.

Dental implants are secure. You don’t have to worry when speaking or eating. No messy pastes and glue. You will go about your daily routine with confidence and comfort.

The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Ideally you need to be in good oral health and have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant. In addition you will need healthy gum tissue, free of periodontal disease.

To learn more about Dental Implants contact Walnut Creek Prosthodontics of Walnut Creek, CA at 925-934-5526 or www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Crowns and Bridges Restore & Enhance Smiles | Walnut Creek, CA

Porcelain crowns and bridges are dental prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out, crowns and bridges can only be removed by a dentist. Dr. Barmby and Dr. Frick of Walnut Creek Prosthodontics in Walnut Creek, CA specialize in crowns and bridges and would like to offer some insight into this popular procedure.

Dental Bridge

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to existing teeth or implants that surround an empty space, serving as anchors for the bridge. Porcelain is the most common material choice because it can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Crowns

A crown covers a damaged tooth. They are used for various reasons such as strengthening a damaged tooth, improving the tooth’s appearance or shape and to fix alignment issues.  As with bridges, crowns can be made of porcelain.

When would I need a crown?

  • To attach a bridge
  • Replace a filling when not enough tooth remains
  • Protecting weak teeth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had a root canal

Crowns and bridges are fairly easy to take care of. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Also, steer clear of chewing hard foods such as ice. Follow these simple rules and your crowns and bridges could last a lifetime!

Contact Walnut Creek Prosthodontics for an appointment at 925-934-5526 or visit their website www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.