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The Purpose Of Crowns & Bridges

If you have a tooth that has been damaged, you may need a crown or bridge. These restorations can protect the tooth from further damage, restore its shape and size, and improve its appearance. At Sarasota Crowns and Bridges Dental Group, we can help you determine whether a crown or bridge is the best option for your needs.

Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed over teeth to cover and strengthen them. They can be used to protect weak teeth, restore a broken or chipped tooth, hold a dental bridge in place, cover an implant, or repair a tooth after root canal therapy. They are available in four different materials, including porcelain or ceramic.

Often times, dental crowns are required when there is a large cavity on a tooth that has damaged the enamel and dentin. Without a crown, the tooth is more likely to break down or become sensitive to heat and cold.

The process of placing a crown involves two visits. The first visit involves preparing the tooth and taking impressions for the permanent crown to be made in a lab. The second visit is when the crown is cemented onto the tooth.

There are many different reasons why a tooth might need a crown, and the best way to find out which one is right for you is to schedule an appointment with your dentist in Sarasota. Here are some of the common conditions that require a crown:

Missing Tooth

If you have lost a single tooth, it can lead to many issues. This can affect your bite, make it difficult to chew food, and even cause other teeth to shift. In addition, missing a single tooth can change the appearance of your smile.

Missing teeth can also cause your other teeth to shift into the space, which can lead to gum disease and TMJ disorders. At Advanced Dental Group, we can help restore your smile with a tooth-colored crown.

Crowns can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic, metal alloys, and porcelain. Your dentist can recommend which material to use based on the location of your missing tooth, its function, and the aesthetics of your smile.

Dental Bridges

If you are missing a few teeth, you might need to get a bridge. There are several types of bridges, but the most common is the traditional bridge. It consists of two dental crowns on either side of the missing teeth and a false tooth (pontic) in the middle. The pontics are usually made of gold, metal alloys, or porcelain.

A bridge can last a long time, but it will need to be regularly checked by your dentist and taken care of properly. You can protect your crowns and bridges by brushing and flossing on a daily basis, and avoiding hard foods and drinks.

When you take care of your crowns and bridges, they can last a decade or more. They will likely need to be replaced at some point in the future, but this is a small price to pay for your beautiful smile!