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Dental Crowns & Bridges – Sarasota, FL

Repairing & Replacing Teeth For An Improved Smile

Is your smile damaged or incomplete? Whether you have consecutive missing teeth or a tooth that is sensitive and needs additional protection and support, it’s important to address these issues in a timely manner to avoid future problems. At Tarpon Shores Dental, we craft customized dental crowns and bridges to restore your oral health without drawing attention to damaged areas of your mouth. That way, you can continue comfortably eating, speaking, and smiling. If you believe you could benefit from a dental crown or bridge, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

What are Dental Crowns?

dentist showing a patient a damaged tooth on an X-ray in Sarasota

Dental crowns are commonly used to cover damaged teeth to strengthen them and restore their shape. Although crowns can be made from a variety of materials, patients normally choose to have them crafted from natural-looking and durable ceramic or porcelain. The caps are customized to fit over the visible portion of a prepared tooth that lies above the gumline. They’re permanently placed over the damaged tooth to help fix a variety of issues, including:

Once your dentist in Sarasota, Dr. Shanaka, has placed your crown, you’ll be able to chew, speak, and smile with complete confidence again.

What are Dental Bridges?

dentist holding a dental crown on the tip of their finger

Dental bridges restore missing teeth to preserve the alignment and health of existing teeth. A dental bridge consists of replacement teeth placed between two crowns that anchor them in place. The restoration can replace one or more consecutive missing teeth and are typically made with all-ceramic material that can be customized to match the color of natural surrounding teeth.

In order for a dental bridge to be placed, a small portion of your enamel on the natural teeth on either side of the gap in your smile needs to be removed in order for the crowns to be attached to them. However, when you receive a bridge retained by dental implants, this isn’t necessary.

Benefits of Dental Crowns & Bridges

dental bridges sitting next to a scaler and dental mirror

Replacing and repairing teeth is a vital part of maintaining the health of your mouth. A crown will help your tooth reach its full potential again by strengthening and holding it together. This can prevent future oral health problems from developing, including tooth infections. When you fill a gap in your teeth with a dental bridge, you’ll be able to prevent orthodontic issues from developing from existing surrounding teeth gradually shifting to fill the open area.

If you’re suffering from tooth loss or have any broken or damaged teeth, don’t hesitate to contact our office for a checkup. We’ll examine your mouth and let you know whether you can benefit from receiving a dental crown or bridge in Sarasota.

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