Crowns and bridges are dental treatments that improve the look and health of your teeth and smile. At Hallmark Dental in Kissimmee, Florida, Michael Godoy, DMD, Rodolfo A. Olmos , DDS, and the team offer many options to improve oral health, including the placement of crowns and bridges. The team takes a patient-centered approach, providing friendly, respectful, affordable, and painless care. Call the Hallmark Dental office or schedule an appointment online today.
Crowns and bridges are types of dental restoration treatments. Both aim to improve your smile but serve different purposes.
Crowns are dental caps that cover your natural tooth. Crowns are also placed on top of dental implants to complete your smile.
Bridges are a type of dental restoration that replace missing teeth. They consist of crowns that attach to your natural teeth or a dental implant with a bridge of replacement teeth in the middle. Both crowns and bridges work to maintain your oral health.
The dental experts at Hallmark Dental use crowns to restore a tooth that has lost its natural structure. The crown supports the strength of your natural tooth. You may need a crown after a root canal or if you have a large cavity. You may also need a crown for a bridge or dental implant.
To create your crown, your dentist at Hallmark Dental prepares your tooth and then makes an impression. They place a temporary crown over your tooth and send the impression to the lab that makes your permanent crown.
Once your crown is ready, your dentist places it over your tooth or onto your dental implant.
The team at Hallmark Dental may recommend a dental bridge if you’re missing more than one tooth. Dental bridges restore your smile and preserve your normal bite.
There are different types of bridges, including:
A traditional fixed bridge is the most common. It has two crowns that your dentist cements to your natural teeth, plus filler teeth to close the gap of missing teeth.
A Cantilever bridge attaches to one tooth. You may benefit from this type of bridge if you’re only missing one tooth.
Hallmark Dental may use a Maryland dental bridge if you’re missing front teeth. This bridge consists of porcelain teeth fused to a fixture with wings on each side that bonds to your natural teeth.
Your dentist at Hallmark Dental explains what type of bridge makes the best option for you at your evaluation.
Crowns and bridges are durable and can last several years. The team at Hallmark Dental recommends you come in for regular dental cleanings and exams so they can address any issues before they turn into major problems.
For compassionate dental care, call Hallmark Dental or schedule an appointment online today.