Whether you have a few damaged teeth, or you are missing multiple teeth, we can use Sarasota dental crowns and bridges to restore your smile. These restorative treatments have been used by dentists for centuries and are incredibly effective in improving the structure, function, and appearance of your smile.
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Both dental crowns and bridges can be fabricated from a variety of materials, including plastic, various metals, porcelain, or a combination of these. The material used is determined by the patient’s oral health and budget, as well as the type of restoration desired.
Porcelain Crowns: A strong, durable shell of tooth-colored ceramic is custom-built to completely cover a single tooth or implant. It is shaped to match the natural shape, size, and color of your other teeth.
Dental crowns are a popular alternative to dental implants. The difference between the two is that dental implants are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They are the strongest devices for replacements and look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
In contrast, bridges are non-surgical and rely on the surrounding teeth to support an artificial tooth. This treatment option is less invasive than dental implants, but it can take up to a year for osseointegration to occur.
The first step in a traditional dental bridge is preparation of the abutment teeth. This involves recontouring the teeth by removing part of the enamel and dentin. Next, impressions are taken. These molds serve as a model from which the bridge, pontic (false tooth), and crowns are made by a dental laboratory.
This process usually takes a few visits, and the abutment teeth will need to be shaped to fit the crowns. After that, you will be given a temporary bridge to protect the exposed teeth and gums.
During the second visit, your dentist will make sure that your new crowns and bridge are properly fitted to your other teeth. During this procedure, your teeth will be cleaned and numbed.
You will need to keep your teeth clean and healthy at home, as well as see us for regular check-ups and professional cleanings to help maintain the longevity of your crown or bridge. This will help ensure that you will be able to enjoy your new smile for years to come.
The lifespan of a dental crown varies narrowly by the material and widely by how well patients care for their teeth. However, they typically last from five to fifteen years when they are properly maintained.
The lifespan of a bridge can vary greatly, but generally depends on the material used and the level of maintenance and hygiene performed by patients. If they are properly taken care of, dental bridges can last 10 to 15 years.