Our goal at Dental Implants Today is to provide patients with tooth restorations that look natural and provide outstanding function. Having a tooth become lost or severely damaged can be a scary situation for anyone, and our team is always ready to offer top-quality support in case you ever find yourself in this situation. We take great pride in our tooth restorations and will do everything we can to ensure that your replacement teeth fully meet your individual needs. When you come to us needing a crown or bridgework, you can be sure that you will receive the best restoration possible at Dental Implants Today.
A dental crown consists of a tooth-shaped appliance that is placed at the site of a lost or damaged tooth to restore its function and appearance. The dental experts at our practice are strong advocates of porcelain crowns because of the material’s natural look and great performance.
There are many reasons we recommend a dental crown, including:
- To strengthen teeth
- Following root canal treatment
- To improve tooth function
- To Adjust tooth appearance
- To correct misshapen teeth
Our crowns are custom-built using 3D scans of the patient’s teeth. This means that the patient will not need to have any inconvenient impressions of their teeth taken in order to receive a dental crown. This makes receiving a crown at Dental Implants Today a relatively simple and straight-forward process.
When applying a dental crown, we start by shaving off some of the enamel on the tooth that is set to receive treatment. This is done to accommodate for the space that the new dental crown will require. Next, the dental crown is applied to the tooth and secured with a dental adhesive. Our experts will make sure that the dental crown has been properly secured before providing the patient with helpful instructions on caring for their new restoration.
Sometimes called partial dentures, dental bridges are used when a patient is missing multiple teeth. A dental bridge is comprised of natural-looking artificial teeth that are supported by the original teeth that are still present inside the mouth. Our bridges are custom-built to match the patient’s other teeth, and since 3D scanning is available at our practice, there’s no need for us to take any impressions of the patient’s mouth.
On the other hand, fixed bridges remain inside the mouth at all times, and they cannot be removed except through oral surgery. This type of bridge can be applied on top of supporting structures (implants) or can be bonded directly to the other teeth, using them as support.
If you require a dental restoration and you would like to learn more about dental crowns or bridges, please call us at (941) 254-6444 to schedule an appointment.