You know those moments. The ones during which you hear something that you have never heard before in regard to dental care (or when you’re comparing two treatments you thought were identical) and the first thing out of your mouth is: “What’s that?” Our Corona, CA team understands, of course. The world of dentistry is vast, which means there’s always something new to learn or some clarity to gain. Your Corona dentist would love to help you begin better understanding commonly misunderstood details with introductory help (for everything else, just ask).

Questions (And Answers)

Question: What’s a partial denture? Is it the same as a dental bridge?

Answer: These are two different types of prosthetic care, explains your Corona dentist. Remember that a partial denture replaces most types of partial tooth loss and is a removable device. Now, keep in mind that a dental bridge replaces up to three consecutively missing teeth and is a fixed device.

Question: What’s implant support? Isn’t a prosthetic like a dental bridge, denture, or partial the same no matter what?

Answer: Implant support is when you receive dental implants to replace roots, over which a restoration is placed. There is implant support and then there is traditional prosthetic support (which is provided by your oral tissues and structures).

Question: What’s an inlay and an onlay?

Answer: You may know what a dental crown is already. It’s a prosthetic tooth that covers the entirety of your natural tooth. Your Corona dentist explains that you may need an inlay or onlay when tooth damage isn’t severe enough for full coverage. An onlay replaces a damaged cusp or a portion of the side of your tooth. An inlay replaces damaged tissue between cusps.

Learn All You Need To Know From Us

When you are full of questions about dental care but you are having trouble sorting out one treatment from another or identifying products, etc., remember that we are here for you! Always bring us your questions. Give us a call in Corona, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.