Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you—and one of the last things they forget. If one or more damaged teeth are detracting from the brilliance of your smile, the experienced team of dental professionals at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. can help. We offer high-quality dental crowns and bridges to patients in the Orinda, California, area. For several decades, these proven tooth restorations have been used in dentistry to restore form, function, and beauty to damaged teeth.

Restoring a damaged tooth with a crown or bridge can be a great way to enhance your oral health as well as your appearance. Here’s how:


A dental crown can be used to enhance the strength and appearance of a cracked, discolored, decayed, or otherwise damaged or unattractive tooth that still has an intact root. While crowns often function as caps, or covers, that precisely fit over existing teeth, they can also be placed over dental implants or incorporated into dental bridges.


Consisting of two dental crowns with an artificial tooth fused in between them, a dental bridge can replace a missing tooth. The crowns are secured to the teeth on either side of the gap. An artfully crafted bridge can blend beautifully with the remaining natural teeth.

Which Is Right for You?

Crowns and bridges can be made of different materials, such as gold, metal alloy, porcelain, zirconia, and porcelain fused to metal. Your dentist at Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. can explain the pros and cons of each type and suggest the best option to meet your needs and budget. When made from today’s high-tech materials, dental restorations can be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. In fact, they can even be designed to improve upon the appearance of the original teeth.

If you would like to learn more about dental crowns and bridges, contact Virginia H. Ellis, DDS Dental Corp. today. You can also use our convenient online form to schedule an appointment with a dentist at our office in Orinda, CA. Get ready to confidently flash your radiant new smile.

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