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.
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:
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.
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:
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.