Crowns and bridges in Sebastopol, CA are designed conservatively, like nature intended
At Whole Health Dentistry, we support “biomimetic” dentistry, which is another way of saying that our restorative dental materials and techniques “mimic” the way teeth and other oral structures are naturally designed. So, treatments such as teeth crowns and bridges in Sebastopol, CA are:
- Conservative, preserve maximum tooth structure
- Use metal-free dental materials to replicate the appearance, feel, and function of natural teeth
- Biocompatible, which means they do not damage surrounding tissues and integrate well with living, natural structures
- Complemented by digital imaging, ozone, homeopathic products, and other adjuncts that support healthy healing, and a comfortable, pleasant, risk-free experience
Along with the rest of the team at Whole Health Dentistry, Drs Silvano Senn and Toni Mann are well-respected members of the Sonoma County health care community, in that they are the exact opposite of the “drill, fill, bill” dental providers. They take great care to keep as much of your natural teeth and natural tooth structure as healthy as possible for as long as possible, which prevents the need for restorations such as crowns and bridges. With an emphasis on conservative care, a large filling may be preferred to an inlay or onlay (partial crown), whereas an inlay or partial crown may be preferred to a full-coverage crown. The restoration that is most appropriate for you depends on the amount of healthy tooth that is present, as well as how well the restorative material will support the long-term integrity of the restored tooth.
A dental bridge does not rebuild existing structure; it replaces the damaged tooth. This treatment may be advised should the prepared natural structure fail to be supported properly by a large filling, inlay, onlay, or crown. Additionally, the conventional dental bridge is supported by the teeth on each side of the replacement tooth (or teeth). To adequately support the replacement teeth (or pontics), these neighboring teeth (or abutments) must be crowned. Any time teeth are crowned, each natural tooth must be prepared. Structure is removed and shaped. So, the crown fits on top of the tooth precisely. Bridges that are supported by non-metal or ceramic dental implants placed in the jaw may be a preferred alternative to conventional bridges. Since the replacement teeth get their support from implants in the jawbone (instead of crowned abutments), these bridges do not require the removal of enamel from healthy teeth.
For teeth that are designed, look, and function as originally intended, turn to Whole Health Dentistry’s skilled and experienced holistic dentists. Call 707 549-6333 to schedule your appointment with Drs Senn or Mann at the Sebastopol, CA office.