December 3, 2015
It’s that time of year again, and this holiday season seems especially festive. That’s because at Blanco Circle Dental Care, we’re helping more Salinas neighbors achieve the dazzling smiles they’ve always dreamed of! It’s something that we’re fortunate enough to witness time and time again — cosmetic dentistry can truly change lives. Keep reading to learn more about how you can finally get the smile you’ve always dreamed of by visiting the cosmetic dentist in Salinas, CA!
January 22, 2015
If you are missing teeth—even if you are only missing one tooth—then you know the consequences can be dire. You may be reluctant to speak or smile because you are self-conscious about missing teeth. And then there is the issue of not having a fully nutritious diet because you are unable to eat certain foods, such as raw fruits and vegetables. Obviously, replacing missing teeth is imperative. Fortunately, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco of Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA, are highly experienced in the art of crown and bridge restorations.
What is a Crown and Bridge?
A bridge is a prosthetic dental device that spans the gap left by a missing tooth or teeth. The gap is filled with what is called a pontic, or false tooth. The bridge is firmly held in place by crowns that are attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. Hence, the complete prosthetic is commonly referred to as a crown and bridge.
If you and your dentist determine that a crown and bridge is your best option for tooth replacement, then we’ll take x-rays and impressions of the area that is missing teeth in order to fabricate a bridge that looks natural with your other teeth. The anchor teeth—those on either side of the missing tooth—will be prepared for crowns. Another impression of the prepared teeth will be taken in order to ensure the bridge fits snuggly in place. While your custom crown and bridge is made in a dental lab, we’ll give you a temporary to wear. Then, in a few weeks, you’ll return to the office of Blanco Circle Dental care to have your permanent crown and bridge fitted and cemented into place.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about a crown and bridge for tooth replacement, call the office of Blanco Circle Dental Care in Salinas, CA. Our dentists and their team also serve patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy and King City and beyond.
September 11, 2013
Missing teeth can occur for a variety of reasons, including damage and decay. No matter the reason why this has occurred, it’s important to replace your missing teeth to restore health and function to your smile. At Blanco Circle Dental Care, we can accomplish this with a crown and bridge restoration.
Crown and bridge restorations are a good way to replace one or a few missing teeth that are in a row. The missing teeth will be replaced with crowns that are anchored to a bridge, allowing for a secure attachment to your smile. The bridge uses the surrounding healthy teeth to serve as anchors to help stabilize and hold the bridge restoration in place.
Whether you’re missing one or a few teeth, it’s important to replace them as soon as possible because you’re leaving the rest of your teeth at risk. We can use a crown and bridge restoration to replace missing teeth and restore your smile. You’ll be able to chew, eat and speak normally once again. Without this important restorative dental procedure, there’s added stress placed on your remaining teeth and they will try to shift out of position to fill the gaps. Give us a call today to learn more about crown and bridge restorations and see how we can help improve your smile.
At Blanco Circle Dental Care, Dr. Gary Klugman and Dr. Christina Bianco provide quality general, cosmetic and sedation dentistry services. Our Salinas, CA dental office serves patients from Hollister, Monterey, Seaside, Prunedale, Marina, Greenfield, Gilroy, and King City. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.