If you have missing or damaged teeth, consider crowns and bridges as an effective way to restore your teeth. Visit Woodbury Family Dentistry in Orlando, Florida, to receive expert placement of these tooth replacements from experienced dentist Diane Tran, DMD. Call the office or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment and learn how crowns and bridges can revitalize your smile.
Crowns improve the appearance, strength, and function of existing, damaged teeth or replace a missing tooth. Bridges are two crowns that hold a false tooth or series of teeth to “bridge” the space where teeth are missing.
A crown covers a tooth that’s cracked, damaged, or severely broken. You could also consider a crown for the following issues:
Dr. Tran evaluates your smile to determine where crowns best fit into your needs.
Crowns are usually made of porcelain designed to match your teeth’s natural color and shape. Sometimes, back teeth can be covered with crowns made of gold or metal alloys.
Crowns are created using a mold of your teeth that’s sent to a lab. The crown that returns matches your existing teeth in color, size, and shape.
If you and Dr. Tran determine that a bridge is the right treatment for you, your first appointment involves filing down the teeth adjacent to the missing teeth. This makes room for the anchoring crowns. Custom-made crowns are then cemented to your teeth.
To these crowns, the bridge consisting of the false teeth is attached to restore your smile and function. Bridges are usually made of porcelain or ceramic and match your existing smile in size and color.
Care for crowns and bridges just as you do your natural teeth. You should brush at least two times daily and floss once a day. Visit Woodbury Family Dentistry for regular professional cleanings and checkups. With proper care, your crowns and bridges can last a lifetime.
If you’d benefit from a crown or bridge to complete your smile, call or book an appointment online with the office of Woodbury Family Dentistry.