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Are you looking to restore your smile back to its former health and beauty? Two options Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh may consider are crowns and bridges. Here’s what you need to know:

Two brief definitions:

A dental crown is a cap for a weak tooth.

A dental bridge replaces missing teeth with two crowns to hook over adjacent teeth and one fake tooth in the middle called a pontic.

When Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh might recommend each:

She’ll probably recommend a crown if your tooth is too weak to support a veneer but strong enough not to need extraction.

She will likely suggest bridge if your tooth is missing or has decayed to the point that it needs to be extracted.

A comparison of benefits:

A crown:
-restores the shape, size, strength and appearance of your original tooth.
-offers the best protection of any restoration.
-can last 15 years or longer if you take good care of it

A bridge:
-literally bridges the gap in your smile and your face
-restores your speaking and chewing abilities to full capacity
-distributes the force of your bite equally, taking the extra stress of your natural teeth

Let’s talk about the best fit for you. Call Niloufer G. Hamsayeh, DDS in San Francisco, California at 415.682.6377 to schedule a consultation.