A CROWN is used to replace all or part of a tooth.
Also called a “cap”, a crown can be the solution for a number of dental problems: A broken tooth, a tooth with a large chip or broken filling, a big cavity, after having a root canal, or to go on top of a dental implant. A veneer is a thin tooth-colored shell that is cemented to the outer surface of the tooth. Dental crowns are stronger than veneers and fillings, so a crown may be recommended in certain instances.
A BRIDGE is a series of connected crowns used to replace one or more missing teeth. Crowns are made to cover teeth on either side of a space and are connected to a “fake” tooth that sits in the space. Crowns, bridges, and veneers can also be used to dramatically improve the appearance of your teeth. People often dislike their stained or crooked teeth, but may not want to have braces or do teeth whitening.
Crowns, bridges, and veneers can be made to change the shape, contour, and color of your teeth giving you the smile you’ve always wanted.
San Francisco dentist, Dr. Susie Shin D.D.S., M.A.G.D. is highly skilled in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Shin works closely with dental laboratories to create gorgeous, quality restorations that are beautiful and restore function. Dr. Shin’s experience and attention to detail can give you a beautiful smile you are proud to show off.
Ask Dr. Shin today if crowns, bridges, or veneers are right for your teeth!
450 Sutter St., Suite 1630
San Francisco, CA 94108
“Dr. Shin is friendly and great at communicating. The staff are knowledgeable and go out their way to help patients. They are super speedy without compromising accuracy or helpfulness. I always leave Dr. Shin’s office feeling good and smiling wide!” Claire S.