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Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel has treated thousands of patients in 10 yrs practice. Fremont dentist serving Newark, Union City, Hayward, Oakland, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon  
Family, Orthodontic, Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel has treated thousands of patients in 10 yrs practice. Fremont dentist serving Newark, Union City, Hayward,
Oakland, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon  
Family, Orthodontic, Impant & Cosmetic Dentist
In East Bay California and the surrounding
Fremont - Newark - Union City - Hayward - Milpitas, San Ramon, Oakland CA areas

Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel, DDS provides quality dental crowns, tooth bridges in Fremont
neighborhood serving Union City, Newark, Hayward, Milpitas and other bay area cities.
Fremont Dentist Dr. Uma Patel, DDS provides Orthodontic treatment, Dental Implant, quality dental crowns and tooth bridges in Fremont
neighborhood serving Union City, Newark, Hayward, Milpitas and other bay area cities.

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Crown may be recommend for either of following conditions:

  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
  • Replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining

How do Bridges Work?

A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining
teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to
gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are
cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the
bridge. A replacement tooth, called a pontic, is attached to the crowns that cover the abutments. As with crowns, you have a
choice of materials for bridges. Your dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or
teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural
teeth.

How are Crowns and Bridges Made?

Before either a crown or a bridge can be made, the tooth (or teeth) must be reduced in size so that the crown or bridge will fit
over it properly. After reducing the tooth/teeth, your dentist will take an impression to provide an exact mold for the crown or
bridge. If porcelain is to be used, your dentist will determine the correct shade for the crown or bridge to match the color of your
existing teeth.
Using this impression, a dental lab then makes your crown or bridge, in the material your dentist specifies. A temporary crown or
bridge will be put in place to cover the prepared tooth while the permanent crown or bridge is being made. When the permanent
crown or bridge is ready, the temporary crown or bridge is removed, and the new crown or bridge is cemented over your
prepared tooth or teeth.

How Long do Crowns and Bridges Last?

While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to
ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone
holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice
a day and flossing daily. Also see your dentist and hygienist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.
What are Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges?

Both crowns and most bridges are fixed prosthetic devices. Unlike removable devices such as dentures, which you can take out and
clean daily, crowns and bridges are cemented onto existing teeth or implants, and can only be removed by a dentist.
How do Crowns Work?

A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a
damaged tooth. Decay is removed and cleaned from
the tooth and a highly accurate impression or mold
is made of the prepared surface. This mold is used
to create a model of the tooth which is then sent to
a special laboratory that will create a gold or
porcelain (tooth colored) crown. The crown is then
cemented onto the prepared surface of the tooth.

A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to
provide a tooth-like shape and structure for
function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be
matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other
materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and
ceramic. These metals are stronger than porcelain
and can be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain
bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is
both strong and attractive.
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Phone: (510) 797- 4900
Full porcelain
fused to metal.
Full cast gold
crown.
The bridge is
mounted and
adjusted for fit and
comfort.
Teeth around
the space are
prepared.
The bridge is
cemented into
position.
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