Crown & Bridges in
It can be very concerning when a tooth has been severely damaged or lost. Fortunately, this type of issue can often be corrected with a dental crown or a bridge. These custom-made appliances are designed to effectively restore the appearance and function of an individual’s teeth.
In order to receive a dental crown or a bridge, a patient will usually need to make two visits to our practice. During the first visit, we will take impressions of the teeth. The impressions will then be sent to a dental lab so that a crown or bridge can be built. Once it is ready, the patient will return for their follow-up visit to have the restoration applied. We will install the crown or bridge, make sure it fits properly, check the patient’s bite and provide instructions for caring for the restoration.
All our crowns and bridges are made of porcelain, an outstanding material that provides a natural look and is extremely durable.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped appliance that is installed at the location of a tooth that has been lost or severely damaged. When a crown is restoring a damaged tooth, it will “cap” any remaining tooth structure and protect it from further damage or fractures. If a crown is replacing a lost tooth, a dental implant will need to be surgically installed in the jaw to support it. Crowns may also be used to support dental bridges and help them remain steady and secure.
Before installing a crown, it is necessary to make some preparations. This typically involves removing some existing tooth enamel or installing a dental implant at the site of a lost tooth. We can then apply and secure the dental crown. After the crown has been installed, we will evaluate the patient’s bite and provide them with instructions for helping the crown remain strong and intact.
Dental bridges are commonly used when a patient is missing multiple teeth in a sequence. A bridge consists of one or more prosthetic replacement teeth that are supported by two dental crowns on the ends. The prosthetic teeth in the middle “bridge” the gap that was created by the lost teeth, while the crowns anchor the structure and provide support. The middle bridge and the abutment crowns are both custom-made to provide the best possible function and appearance for the patient.
Cosmetic dentistry has helped countless patients improve their smiles. A visit to Gulf Coast Dental Associates is the first step. Please call us at (352) 344-4747 to schedule an appointment.
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