Crowns And Bridges Specialist

Mark  F. Rindge, DDS -  - Family Dentist

Mark F. Rindge, DDS

Family Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Los Gatos, CA

Damaged, decaying, or missing teeth can hinder your quality of life and self-confidence. At the office of board-certified family dentist Mark F. Rindge, DDS, in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Rindge and his experienced team offer CEREC® same-day crowns and bridges to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Book an appointment over the phone or online to find out which dental restoration is right for you.

Crowns and Bridges Q&A

What are crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that improve the function and appearance of your smile. Crowns are porcelain caps that fit over damaged or decayed teeth to restore them. Bridges often consist of two crowns attached to an artificial tooth. They replace missing permanent teeth to restore your smile.

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

Some of the benefits associated with crowns and bridges include:

  • Aesthetically pleasing smile
  • Clearer speech
  • Easier chewing
  • More self-confidence

Crowns restore teeth that are decaying, chipped, cracked, misshapen, or discolored to perfect your beautiful smile, boost self-esteem, and improve your quality of life. Dr. Rindge and his team offer CEREC® same-day crowns to save you from an extra trip to the dental office.

Which dental restoration is right for me?

To find out which type of dental restoration you may need, Dr. Rindge and his team clean and examine your teeth and take dental X-rays. He discusses your desired outcome and preferences and develops a personalized treatment plan that’s right for you.

What happens during crown or bridge placement?

During the first step in creating your new, custom-made crown or bridge, Dr. Rindge removes tooth decay, prepares the affected teeth, and digitally scans your mouth. He uses CEREC technology to create custom, same-day crowns or has a dental lab fabricate a bridge. When your dental restoration is ready, he permanently bonds the crown or bridge to your natural teeth.

If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, Dr. Rindge and his team offer dental implants, which are metal tooth roots placed in your jaw bone. The implants can support crowns and implant-supported bridges.

What should I expect after getting a crown or bridge?

After crown or bridge placement, there’s no downtime, so you can resume a normal routine right away. Protect your teeth from future decay and damage by wearing a mouthguard at night when you sleep, not chewing on hard objects, eating healthy foods, and brushing at least twice a day.

Attend routine dental cleanings and exams every six months, and call Dr. Rindge and his team if your crown or bridge gets damaged.

Don’t live with tooth decay or tooth loss when simple dental restorations are within reach at the office of Mark F. Rindge, DDS. Call the practice today to speak with a friendly team member or book using the online scheduler.