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Crowns, Bridges and Veneers

Crowns, Bridges and Veneers used to treat different dental conditions and to restore and enhance smiles, bringing them back to their natural, radiant look. For this reason Canaan Dental utilizes Zirconia, Emax, Porcelain fused crowns, Full gold and more.

Therefore first a crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that needs restoring. With fillings or other types of restorations. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth.

In contrast there are several types of bridges. You and Dr. Chou will discuss the best options for your particular case. The “traditional bridge” is the most popular type and is usually made of porcelain fused to metal. Dental bridges are highly durable and will last many years; however, they may need replacement or re-cemented again due to normal wear.

On the other hand veneers are very thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. There bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile. They used to give proper and beautiful shape to oddly shaped, chipped, discolored or unevenly spaced teeth.


Treating periodontal disease

During your professional cleanings, Dr. Chou removes plaque and tartar buildup. Signs of gingivitis like swollen or bleeding gum tissues addressed. With proper care, you can reverse gingivitis with brushing and flossing within two weeks. If not, pockets will begin to develop under the gum tissues, triggering more chronic periodontal problems. We perform basic periodontal surgery and in select cases of pocket reduction. Also crown lengthening, scaling and root planning, along with basic dental cleanings

In addition if diagnosed with periodontal disease, your periodontist may recommend periodontal surgery. Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth like a turtleneck. When you have periodontal disease, this supporting tissue and bone is destroyed. Eventually forming “pockets” around the teeth. These deep pockets collect even more bacteria, resulting in further bone and tissue loss. Hence, if too much bone is lost, the teeth will need to be extracted.

Equally important crown lengthening can enhance the fit of a new crown. Crown lengthening involves pushing the gum tissue up and contouring the underlying bone to allow more surface area for a new crown to grab on to. A new crown made to be better fitting and more life-like. Incorrect fitting crowns often pocket food and lead to irritated and inflamed gums.

If you are looking to manage gum disease, the specialists at Canaan Dental are here to help. We perform all periodontal services in our office. Book online or call today to address your periodontal disease care in San Jose, California.

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