Dental Crowns and Dental Bridges

Over time, or with wear, injury, or illness, your teeth weaken and become increasingly vulnerable to damage. Dental crowns and bridges are valuable restorative dental procedures that protect damaged teeth and renew your smile with custom-molded, natural-looking replacements that reinstate the structure and appearance of your teeth.

Lakewood Dental Excellence uses the latest in dental restoration technology to heal cracked, chipped, broken, or missing teeth with sturdy, tooth-colored porcelain that looks and feels like your natural teeth.

DENTAL CROWNS

A dental crown is a tooth cap over a damaged tooth or single dental implant. A single crown is molded from high-quality porcelain to resemble your natural tooth. Our dentists are highly experienced in tooth crown restorations, carefully designing each tooth cap to blend seamlessly with the surrounding teeth.

BENEFITS OF DENTAL CROWNS

Our practice uses innovative technology to shape dental crowns to your unique smile. We use high-quality dental porcelain in each tooth restoration for a durable, beautiful replacement to heal various dental issues by:

Our dental crowns are placed right over existing teeth or dental implants to protect the tooth below with an attractive, sturdy restoration.

SAME-DAY CROWNS WITH CEREC

At Lakewood Dental Excellence, we use innovative CEREC technology to install dental crowns in a single visit. Your restorations are designed after taking specialized 3D digital scans to create the right fit for your teeth. With CEREC technology, you can walk out of our office with a custom-made dental restoration that will last for years.

WHEN IS A TOOTH CROWN NEEDED?

Damaged teeth can have you hiding your smile or worrying about the status of your dental health. Crowns are functional ways to restore your smile by protecting your teeth from further damage and decay and brightening their appearance. You may be a candidate for a tooth cap if you experience the following:

Tooth crowns are long-lasting, attractive solutions for a variety of dental health problems.

DENTAL BRIDGES

Patients with one or multiple adjacent teeth needing restoration can use an appliance known as a dental bridge to replace them. A tooth bridge is made up of two or more crowns attached, which are then fixed into the mouth either by a dental implant or anchored to the surrounding teeth.

BENEFITS OF DENTAL BRIDGES

When a tooth falls out, it can cause not only aesthetic issues but also some severe health issues such as gum disease or temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) as your other teeth shift to fill the gap. Getting a dental bridge can prevent many of these issues and provide the following benefits:

WHEN IS A TOOTH BRIDGE NEEDED?

The primary function of a tooth bridge is to replace missing teeth. It can be used to replace one or several teeth in a row, which makes it a very appealing option for people with more than one missing tooth. We can replace all of them with a single appliance!

DENTAL BRIDGES VS. IMPLANTS

Both dental bridges and dental implants can replace multiple teeth at once, but each carries different advantages. Dental implants provide a sturdier, more long-term option, but a dental bridge is cheaper and can be placed faster and without surgery.

Debating treatment length and treatment cost, we will help you to decide which procedure will work best for your situation. We’ll recommend one treatment over the other, or sometimes a mixed approach, as we work with you to find the right choice for your smile.

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Schedule a Crowns or Bridges Consultation at Lakewood Dental Excellence!


Contact our Bradenton, FL, dental office today to see if dental crowns or dental bridges are the right fit for you. We also serve patients in Lakewood, Sarasota, and Palmetto.

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