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Crowns & Bridges

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Crowns & Bridges

Crowns and bridges offer protection, durability, and visual appeal to improve your smile. At Smyl Manatee in Bradenton, Florida, dentists Nish Patel, DDS, and Chuck Laun, DDS, create custom crowns and bridges using color-matched ceramic. Book your consultation for a custom crown or bridge by calling Smyl Manatee or using the online scheduling feature today.

What are crowns and bridges?

Dental crowns and bridges are two common types of dental restorations used to fix or replace teeth that aren’t functioning or looking their best. At Smyl Manatee, Dr. Patel helps you decide which of these restoration types is better for you. Crowns and bridges are similar but have some differences:



Dental crowns cap individual teeth and are made to look exactly like the teeth they restore or replace. A crown can go over a prepared tooth or attach to a dental implant abutment. 



Dental bridges include one or two crowns but also have false teeth attachments called pontics to replace missing teeth. The crowns anchor the pontics, and the entire bridge prevents tooth migration, which can happen after you lose one or more teeth. 

Smyl Manatee offers same-day tooth-colored crowns and bridges using Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC), which simplifies and accelerates the process of restoring or replacing your teeth.  

What can crowns and bridges treat?

Crowns and bridges can treat many dental complications. The primary purpose of bridges is to replace one or more missing teeth, but crowns alone serve different purposes. A custom crown from Smyl Manatee can:

  • Protect a decayed tooth
  • Fix broken or cracked teeth
  • Address severe wear or misshapen teeth
  • Hide tooth discoloration
  • Reinforce a tooth after a root canal
  • Protect a large or failing filling
  • Restore a dental implant

Crowns and bridges from Smyl Manatee are color-matched to the shade of your natural teeth. If you choose, you can whiten your teeth beforehand and get a crown or bridge to match your newly whitened smile. 

What are the benefits of crowns and bridges?

Crowns and bridges offer many benefits. Broken or missing teeth can cause issues like tooth migration and misalignment, pain or discomfort, and issues with chewing or speaking. When you get a crown or bridge, benefits include:

  • Eliminating pain and sensitivity
  • Stronger teeth for more effective chewing
  • Better nutrition because of more effective chewing
  • More symmetrical smile
  • Less need for future dental work

You can rely on your crowns and bridges from Smyl Manatee to last for a long time. As long as you continue to brush thoroughly, floss, and come in for your biannual preventive cleanings, you can enjoy your crown or bridge for decades or even a lifetime. 

Schedule your consultation for customized and convenient crowns and bridges over the phone or online at Smyl Manatee today.

Crowns and Bridges

AMAZING PEOPLE! I've never had such a wonderful experience from the minute I walked into the dentistry office until the very end of the visit! Really amazing people, each and every one of them! So polite, so funny, so helpful, and so thoroughly involved and thoroughly knowledgable in the care and utmost health of your teeth. Sending them 5 STARS! Go see this amazing dentist and his team, you won't be disappointed! 

Jan and Andy Olynyk

I had Invisalign done with Dr. Patel, and it was a perfect experience from beginning to end. HE is a perfectionist and was attentive and professional from the initial consultation through to post-treatment. I've had orthodontic work done before and it can be a confusing and daunting process, but Dr. Patel provided confident and reassuring guidance the whole way. 


I personally did not like going to a dentist until I met Dr. Nish. Smyl Manatee makes you feel welcome the second you walk in the door the entire staff is friendly. I will continue to tell everyone I know about the regular checkup & cleaning experience I had. Amazing doctor with an amazing team. 


I was always scared of going to the dentist with the dental anxiety I had until I visited Smyl Manatee. The doctor told me about sedation dentistry and how the crown & bridge work. From the initial consultation to the final delivery, I was guided thoroughly, and the procedure went smoother than I thought. Highly recommended, if you are looking to improve your smile. 


Dr. Patel and his team are amazing! They're professional, considerate, and make you feel at ease. I had an implant done a few years and now returning for two more. As much as I hate dental work, I'm at ease returning to Dr. Patel and his team. After my consultation, I left with a lot of information, answered questions, and excitement to fix my smile again. There's no one I trust more for my dental work!