A bridge crosses the space left by a missing tooth or other dental space and helps secure the teeth on either side. A bridge is comprised of two dental caps that are placed on either side of the space, with a pontic in the middle that replaces the missing tooth/teeth.
A crown is a dental cap that covers a damaged tooth, restoring not just its appearance but also improving strength and functionality. Cemented permanently in place, a crown can then be cared for and maintained as easily as a regular tooth. We offer crowns in a wide variety of materials:
- Metal – Metal crowns can be anything from stainless steel, gold, or silver. These crowns are much more visually obvious; however, they are some of the strongest allowing for long-term functionality.
- Porcelain – Porcelain is a popular choice for those wanting crowns that blend in with their current teeth. The porcelain is fused to an underlying metal crown for greater durability.
- Ceramic – Ceramic is another option for those wanting a dental crown that closely matches their natural tooth color. These are usually used for better aesthetics in the front teeth.
DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN
Belvedere Family Dentistry loves children. We see children as early as the first tooth comes in. Educating children on proper dental hygiene is important. Creating healthy habits at an early age can aide in healthy habits into adulthood. We believe at Belvedere Family Dentistry showing parents how to help their children brush their teeth properly, schedule routine check-ups and cleanings will aide in creating good oral hygiene for life.
Every child patient receives a special gift after each appointment. Our kid friendly dental team is patient and caring when providing the highest quality dental care to each child patient.
CALMING DENTAL FEARS
Here at Belvedere Family Dentistry we understand that 60% of people have a fear of the dentist. Our office provides a warm inviting atmosphere with friendly staff members that are trained to help calm these fears. We also provide Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) to adults and children 5 years and older to help relax patients so they feel comfortable during their dental treatment.
Dentures are another option for the replacement of missing teeth. There are two types of dentures available, partial removable dentures and complete dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.