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Crowns and Bridges

Cosmetic Dentist in San Marcos, CA. Randall Leads, DDS.

Are your dental crowns and bridges bulky? Are they becoming worn out and discolored? Let Dr. Leads be the San Marcos CA dentist to replace your metal crowns with beautiful, natural-looking ceramic crowns. Made using the latest technology, high-strength ceramic crowns are nearly invisible so you’ll enjoy 100% natural looking teeth. With new materials now available, we can create beautiful results for:

- Spaces Between the Teeth (Diastemas)
- Unnatural Porcelain-to-Metal Crowns
- Dark Lines at the Gum Line of Crowns
- Broken or Chipped Teeth
- Unsightly, Stained or Washed-out Fillings
- Permanently Discolored Old Fillings
- Misshapen or Crooked Teeth
- Other Esthetic Services
- White Fillings

Today’s most popular crowns are made of porcelain. Crowns are used for many reasons, but the most common use is to repair a broken tooth in instances when the tooth is too deteriorated for a filling, or when the foundation of your natural teeth is weak. Crowns are also effective for teeth with large or old fillings. On average, they have a 10 year lifespan. Crowns help teeth to keep from breaking or becoming more damaged by covering the noticeable part of the tooth that’s at and/or above the gum line.

Adult dental loss is a major issue. When you lose one permanent tooth, the whole structure of your mouth is disturbed, along with your self-confidence. It can become hard to chew because your upper and lower teeth will no longer make accurate contact. A dental bridge is an appropriate and efficient replacement for the missing teeth.

A bridge is when two or more crowns are connected to replace teeth that are missing. Dental bridges are made of ceramics or porcelain bonded to metal.  Unlike dentures, bridges are a permanent solution to missing teeth and do not need to be removed. Bridges are more affordable than implant dentistry.

Allow San Marcos CA dentist Dr. Leads to examine you and see if these options work for you!