Crowns and bridges are a great way to improve a person's smile. Dr. Roya Levi and her staff can create crowns and bridges to improve the visual appearance of their patient's teeth. At Main Street Dentistry, Dr. Levi looks forward to helping her patients find ways to boost their confidence and restore their beautiful smiles. Santa Monica, California residents can visit her at her office or can schedule a mobile appointment for increased convenience.
Crowns and bridges are used to give the appearance that all of the teeth in place and the mouth is fully functional. They also act as a block to prevent teeth on either side of an opening from shifting inward to fill the gap. Crowns and bridges help maintain the proper alignment of the teeth so the patient's bite pattern remains intact.
Dr. Levi can create a bridge that spans two or more teeth. She also can create single crowns when only one tooth is missing. By using dental implants, crowns, and bridges, she can reestablish a look of normalcy within the mouth, allowing the person to eat, speak, and smile effectively.
When a person loses a tooth, two things may happen. The bone begins to erode because there is no root attached. Secondly, the teeth on either side of the space begin to shift. When all of the teeth are present, they support one another and help maintain proper placement.
If a tooth or teeth are lost, the ones on either side shift towards the center in an attempt to close the gap. When teeth are lost, Dr. Levi can immediately create a bridge or crown that can be placed within the gap and provide support to the surrounding teeth. If dental implants are used, both issues are taken care of with one treatment option.
The type of material used to create the crown determines how long it lasts. Temporary crowns are often made of ceramic which is of lesser quality than the porcelain used in permanent crowns. A temporary crown can last up to two years, with permanent crowns lasting anywhere from five to ten years, depending on the level of care they receive.
Bridges normally are made to last for several years, but the length of time is determined by the quality of workmanship and the materials used. Dr. Levi encourages her patients who have had bridgework performed in the past to visit her office should they experience difficulties. She is able to assess the situation and discuss what treatment options are available.
We accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"Dr. Levi is gifted dentist! I am the very pleased recipient of a crown that is perfectly fitted and perfectly matched to my teeth. I recommend her wholeheartedly!"
"Well organized office with an incredible staff. I've been going there for years and plan to continue. Love the location."
"I have gone to Dr. Levi for over two years now... she's been extremely attentive, competent, and always very professional."
"Love, love, love Dr. Roya Levi and her team. So professional, kind and considerate. Dr. Levi made everything seem easy and much less painful."
"I am SO happy to have found Dr. Levi and her team. Not only are they caring and attentive, but everyone here is incredibly welcoming and kind. "
"Dr. Levi has been fantastic in coming up with a treatment plan that works for me. She is professional, warm, and takes really good care of you. I highly recommend her."
"After Dr. Levi performed initial treatment, I felt a lot better - pain-free! Thank you for seeing me on such a short notice and being so competent and gentle."
"She's given me crowns, fillings, and a veneer, and arranged for my gum grafts. Through all of these procedures I have found her to be skillful, patient, and caring."