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What Are Dental Crowns & Bridges?

A dental crown is placed over a weakened or broken tooth to restore its natural appearance and prevent further damage. They are commonly used to restore chipped or broken teeth, cover exposed teeth following surgery, or replace fillings. Crowns provide a long-term solution to restoring the function and appearance of damaged teeth. They are typically made of all metal, porcelain, or a combination of both. Our Davie dentistPlantation dentist, and Tamarac dentist specialize in tooth crowns to get your smile back on track! Since crowns are custom-made, they can take multiple appointments to complete.

Benefits of Dental Crowns & Bridges

During your first visit, the dentist uses a handpiece to shape the tooth before taking impressions. A temporary crown is placed to protect the tooth while the final crown is created. The impressions are used to fabricate a model of your mouth and develop the final crown. The crown is cemented into the tooth, restoring it to a healthy and functioning state! Dental crowns and bridges have many benefits, including:

  • Improved chewing
  • Stronger and healthier teeth
  • No more pain or sensitivity
  • A better-looking smile

We have years of experience in the application and maintenance of restorative crowns and bridges; schedule an appointment with one of our cosmetic dentistry specialists today! We can conduct a thorough exam to determine if a crown or bridge is right for you. Restorative crowns are a solution for teeth that are cracked, chipped, decaying, or deformed; porcelain crowns are typically applied with a metal base, replacing damaged teeth to show off a more even and appealing smile.

How Long Do Crowns & Bridges Last?

Over time, tooth crowns can loosen or fall out due to wear and tear from chewing, grinding, or oral diseases. Maintaining healthy habits is essential to preserving them. Always brush the recommended twice a day for two minutes per session, floss, and consider using additional products such as mouthwash or a tongue scraper. You should also attend your dentist for annual exams to monitor your teeth and identify any issues.

At Smile Every Day, our team goes above and beyond to provide a safe, comfortable, and positive experience for every single patient. From routine exams and cleanings to more specialized procedures, we do it all under one roof. You can also check out our blog for the latest tips and information. We are open on Saturdays and currently accepting new patients of all ages. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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What to Expect When Getting a Dental Crown

A bridge consists of an artificial tooth connected to a set of crowns used to fill a gap created by one or more missing teeth. Your dentist will create a custom bridge for your mouth that will look and function like your natural teeth. The area is numbed and a handpiece is used to prepare the neighboring teeth that will support the bridge.

Next, impressions are taken of the prepared teeth and a temporary bridge is placed to protect the teeth. The impressions are used to fabricate a model of your mouth on which the final bridge is made. The final bridge is then cemented and anchored to the neighboring teeth, so you do not have to worry about removing or repositioning the bridge once it is cemented in your mouth. With proper maintenance, oral hygiene, and exams, bridges and crowns can last for several years.