Common Restorations to Protect the Health of Your Smile
Dental crowns and bridges are common restorations for missing or damaged teeth—over 15 million Americans have them. When your teeth are damaged, it is important to protect them from further harm and to restore function. Dental crowns are common restorations used to cap a damaged tooth to prevent further harm. For those with a gap of multiple missing teeth, a dental bridge is a common replacement option. Our doctors at Clearwater Dental Associates are experienced at restoring your smile with lifelike and functional dental crowns and bridges so you can continue to use your teeth like normal.
What is The Process and Uses for Dental Crowns?
A dental crown is a restoration piece that covers a damaged tooth or dental implants in order to return appearance and functionality. When getting a dental crown, we will reshape your damaged tooth to make space for the crown to fit comfortably. An impression of your mouth is taken to help us construct the crown and you are fitted with a temporary crown while your final piece is constructed. Our crowns are made of durable, high quality porcelain or composite resin, which will allow you to eat the foods you love again without worry of chipping or cracking. We also color match the crown to look just like your surrounding teeth, so it looks natural and seamless in your new smile.
Dental crowns are used to restore the teeth for multiple common procedures, including things such as:
- Dental implants
- Root canals
- Chipped, cracked or fractured teeth
- Misshapen or discolored teeth
Dental Bridges are Used to Replace a Gap of Missing Teeth
Dental bridges are a collection of crowns attached together to span the gap of single or multiple missing teeth. Bridges restore appearance and function to the mouth when tooth loss has occurred, allowing you to eat like normal and smile without embarrassment. When preparing your mouth for a dental bridge, we will need to reshape the teeth that surround the gap so abutment crowns can be placed. An impression is taken of your mouth and you will be fitted with a temporary bridge while your restoration is being created.
After your final bridge is firmly fixed in place, you will be able to eat and chew foods with confidence as well as enjoy the natural appearance it returns to your smile. Dental bridges provide many benefits to your smile:
- Replaces one or multiple missing teeth
- Restores facial appearance
- Improves chewing and biting function
- Prevents surrounding teeth from shifting
A Dental Team Dedicated to Your Quality Care
At Clearwater Dental Associates, you can expect a high-end patient experience every time you visit our office. Our friendly doctors and staff have the experience and artistic talent to provide you with beautiful and functional dental crowns and bridges to help restore your smile. Patients frequently tell us how dental crowns and bridges have changed their lives by giving self-confidence back to their smile and allowing them to enjoy their favorite foods without difficulty or pain.