Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

Crowns & Bridges

Affordable Tooth Crown Riverside, CA

Your Natural-Looking, Quality Tooth Crown in Riverside, CA

Crowns & Bridges, Riverside, California

Dental cavities can wreak havoc on your smile. Once they first begin to develop and start eating away at your precious tooth enamel, it becomes a race against time to ensure your tooth infection is treated, and your beautiful smile is restored. At Gold Coast Dental Riverside, our trusted dentists are experts at bringing back the natural look of your smile with a dental crown. With porcelain or porcelain-fused-to-metal, your crowns dentist can make it impossible for even you to tell you’ve had any dental work done. We’re artists when it comes to your dental care, and we do everything we can to make sure your tooth looks and feels just as it did before.

Our dentists are thorough when taking impressions, molds, and scans of your mouth to make sure everything fits like a glove, and we can expertly color match your crown, so it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Even if you come in for a dental emergency cavity, you have nothing to worry about with our dental team in your corner. We stop at nothing to ensure you always receive the highest quality tooth crown possible. If you’re at all nervous about your much-needed appointment, rest assured in knowing we make it stress- and discomfort-free with our friendly demeanor, gentle care, and total numbing local anesthetic.

Need to schedule an appointment with our Riverside dentists? Contact our dental office at (951) 688-6000 today. We’re here to get your smile back on track!

Types of Crowns: Which Is Best For You?

With our office’s multiple dental crown options, you can rebuild your smile exactly how you want

At Gold Coast Dental Riverside, we offer a wide variety of different materials to use when designing your crown. This allows us the flexibility to restore your smile on your terms and to your specific needs.



Dental crowns made completely of porcelain are highly recommended for front teeth since they’re both strong and easily match nearby teeth. They’re much stronger than composite crowns and are resistant to standard wear and tear, but may be brittle under hard pressure and heavy biting. On average, all-porcelain crowns last 10 to 15 years.



Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns have a foundation of metal that is topped with beautiful porcelain to ensure that your tooth restoration fits in perfectly with the rest of your smile. A great advantage of PFM crowns is that their metal base makes them stronger than all-porcelain crowns, often allowing them to last years longer.

Base Metal

Base Metal

Crowns using base metals like nickel, chromium, and silver may not look the most natural, but they have the advantage of being more resistant to corrosion and normal wear and tear, particularly against other teeth. Metal crowns are much stronger than porcelain or PFM crowns, usually lasting more than 20 years before needing to be replaced.



Gold crowns are the longest-lasting kinds available and have been known to last patients a lifetime. They are not prone to cracking or chipping, making them a great option for patients with nighttime teeth grinding. Like base metal ones, the one major disadvantage of gold crowns is that they don’t look natural, and many patients choose them for hard-to-see back teeth and molars.

Do you have any questions about our types of dental crowns? Reach out to our Riverside office at (951) 688-6000 today.

Restoring a Missing Tooth: Dental Bridge vs. Implant

No matter which option you choose, we make sure you’re always happy with your shiny, new tooth replacement

After a dental extraction, it is crucial for the health and look of your smile that you don’t wait too long before replacing your missing tooth. At Gold Coast Dental Riverside, many patients choose to restore their extracted tooth with either a dental bridge or implant. Both are designed to blend in with their neighboring teeth, so you’re always able to flawlessly repair your smile in a way that looks completely natural. How does a tooth bridge work? A bridge for a missing tooth flanks your false tooth on either side by dental crowns. The whole piece is

secured by shaving down the teeth sandwiching your gap, placing the crowns on top. This way, the replacement tooth sits nicely between them and fills the space created by your missing tooth. Dental implants are made of 3 separate components - an implant post, an abutment, and a crown - which create a fully artificial tooth, root included. Unlike bridges, implants posts are surgically inserted directly into your jaw to keep them in place, meaning neighboring teeth aren’t prepared or altered. Implants have a longer lifespan than bridges, often lasting 25 to 30

years compared to bridges’ 10 to 15. While bridges often only take 2 visits to complete, the entire implant process can take a total of 6 to 8 months. Each component of your implant needs to be attached in their own separate surgery, requiring healing time in between visits. This timeframe may even be extended if a bone graft surgery is needed beforehand to make the jaw strong enough to support your implant. Need help deciding which tooth replacement option is right for you? Please call us at (951) 688-6000 to schedule a consultation with our expert Riverside dentists.

No One’s Here For You Like Us!

Here at Gold Coast Dental Riverside, we’re determined to give you the best dental care around

Following your cavity treatment or dental extraction, you don’t have to worry about restoring your smile to its natural and healthy look. At our Riverside dental office, our talented dentists are unmatched in designing and crafting our dental crowns and bridges. We equip our office with top-of-the-line technology and devices, and we’re always gentle and thorough when taking care of your smile. We’re dedicated to your total satisfaction with your tooth restoration, and we always take the time to ensure you’re never less than over-the-moon with your crown or bridge.

  • How long do crowns last?

    All-porcelain and porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns last on average 10 to 15 years, though their lifespan can be extended another 5 or 10 years with proper dental hygiene and maintenance. Metal, particularly gold, crowns are the longest-lasting dental crowns available. Their strength makes them particularly resistant to wear and tear, chipping, or breaking. Standard metal crowns often last 20 to 30 years, while gold crowns have been known to last 50 years to an entire lifetime.

  • Do I have to get a crown after a root canal?

    After a root canal procedure, your tooth will need reinforcement to keep it strong and protected from future cavities and decay. A tooth crown isn’t the only way to do this. In many cases, a dental filling can hold up just as well and is often the top choice for front teeth root canals.

  • Can a porcelain crown be whitened?

    Although porcelain crowns are resistant to bleaching, they’re also hard to stain, too. This means that as your smile ages and yellows, your crown will not. This means that when you choose to whiten your teeth, they’ll be able to brighten up and match your beautiful porcelain crown again.

  • What is the difference between implant and bridge?

    A dental bridge secures a false tooth in place by connecting it to two dental crowns solidly attached to the teeth on either side of a missing tooth gap. A dental implant, however, directly inserts itself into that gap, rooting itself in the jawbone below and sprouting out from the gums. Unlike bridges, implants do not modify neighboring teeth to keep stable, and they also allow the jaw to stay strong and intact. Implants require surgery, however, and can take 6 months to a year to complete.

  • How much is a dental crown?

    Your dental crown cost is dependent upon both the material used and how much prepwork is required to place it. Resin crowns are the least costly, but they also are the quickest to need replacement. Porcelain-fused-to-metal is more affordable than an all-porcelain dental crown, but they can also create a thin gray line at the gum line, especially if you have receded gums. And metal crowns land between porcelain-fused and all-porcelain crowns, matching their longevity with poor aesthetic.

  • How much does a dental bridge cost?

    The cost of your dental bridge depends on multiple factors: the materials used, the number of teeth needing replacement, and the complexity of the piece. For example, a standard 3-piece bridge restoring a single tooth will cost less than a piece replacing 2 or 3 teeth. An implant-supported bridge will be more costly as they are both replacing at least 3 teeth and require an additional dental implant surgery.


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