SMILE INSTITUTE, FLORIDA
PORCELAIN CROWNS AND BRIDGES
BEFORE PORCELAIN CROWNS
AFTER PORCELAIN CROWNS
HOW DO CROWNS PROTECT
Dental crowns can repair and protect your natural tooth by covering your tooth structure from your gumline to the chewing surface. Because dental crowns cover your entire tooth structure, they absorb some of the force from chewing. This provides comfort by covering the area near your nerve and reduces sensitivity.
In most cases, we use all-porcelain dental crowns because of their strength and aesthetic value. All-porcelain dental crowns do not have the dark, metallic line that is visible with porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, making them appear more natural.
A dental bridge consists of two abutment crowns on your adjacent healthy teeth that suspend an artificial tooth to fill the gap in your smile. At West Glades Dental, we design your dental bridge to match your teeth’s appearance and color so your smile appears seamless.
Dental bridges can keep your remaining teeth from shifting toward the gap in your smile, protecting the integrity of your bite. Unlike dental implants, they do not aid in bone retention, but they are still an aesthetic way to address a missing tooth.
Avoid chewing anything that is not food because it can damage your natural teeth as well as your dentistry. In addition to good home oral hygiene, regular dental exams, professional dental cleanings, and wearing a nightguard if you clench and grind your teeth, can help prevent damage. With proper care, your restorations can last many years!