Living with damaged teeth is uncomfortable and annoying. If you have teeth that aren’t functioning properly, you probably find it difficult to comfortably enjoy your favorite foods. And since you know your smile isn’t healthy, you probably feel self-conscious as well.
At Reflections Dental Spa, we personalize your care by focusing on your unique needs and desires. Dr. Deepthy Thomas is skilled at creating esthetic dental restorations like porcelain crowns and bridges that allow you to smile confidently again while improving your oral health. She will spend time talking to you about your concerns, evaluate your oral health needs, and provide a solution that makes sense for you in every way.
We usually recommend a dental crown if a tooth is too damaged or decayed to treat with a filling. A dental crown is a cap that fits right over the tooth to replace lost structure and restore functionality.
We offer all-porcelain crowns because they are durable and can be made to look very much like a natural tooth. When the process is finished, your new crown will blend seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
Dental crowns are versatile and serve many purposes:
It depends on your individual needs, but the process of placing dental crowns usually takes place over two to three visits. First, Dr. Thomas prepares your natural tooth so that your new crown will fit perfectly. Next, we take impressions that are used as a mold for the crown. The mold is sent to our dental lab, where your crown is expertly fabricated.
In about two weeks we'll have you return to our San Ramon dental office for placement of your permanent crown. The result is a healthier tooth that functions properly and enhances your smile.
Missing teeth look unattractive, undermine your self-confidence, and make chewing and speaking a problem. But a dental bridge designed at Reflections Dental Spa restores function, benefits your oral health, and improves your appearance. We often use dental bridges in the following ways:
A properly designed dental bridge is securely attached to neighboring teeth and is very stable. In certain cases, it may be beneficial to use dental implants to add stability.
Having any type of dental restoration placed is a big commitment of time and money for you. Dr. Thomas will explain all your options so you have the information you need to make a decision that suits you best and delivers the results you're looking for. Our goal is to make sure the result exceeds your expectations because, with proper care, your new crown or bridge will serve you for many years.
If you’re interested in learning more about our state-of-the-art crowns and bridges, please contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Thomas.