Crowns and Bridges

Teeth that are broken, chipped or missing can lead to further dental damage and a misaligned bite. At Parkwood Dental, we offer crown and bridge placements to restore the appearance and overall functionality of your smile. Located in East Bradenton and West Bradenton in Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how crowns and bridges can optimize your pearly whites.

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What are Crowns and Bridges?

Crowns and dental bridges Bradenton are fixed prosthetic devices that are meant to be in the mouth permanently. Crowns are tooth-shaped caps that are placed directly over an affected tooth. Our dentists often suggest them for several reasons, such as:

Bridges are typically placed to prevent existing teeth from shifting or moving into spaces where other teeth are missing. A bridge is fixed onto surrounding teeth and contains a crown to fill in the gap, and is typically made from metal and porcelain.

Am I a Good Candidate for Getting a Crown or a Bridge?

During your consultation, our doctors will perform a comprehensive examination with digital diagnostic x-rays to determine whether a crown or bridge would be the best course of treatment for you.

If you have chipped, broken or missing teeth and are self-conscious about your smile, crowns and bridges can help restore a bright, healthy and fully functional mouth.

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Dental crowns are our specialty!

Parkwood Dental dentists are dental crown specialists. Our crowns maintain the natural appearance of the tooth and prevent further damage. These valuable restorative dental procedures protect damaged teeth and renew your smile with custom-molded, natural-looking replacements that reinstate the structure and appearance of your teeth.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

A crown (or cap) is a permanent covering used to protect a tooth. It restores a tooth's shape, size, strength, and color to its original state.

A dental bridge is a permanent restoration made when at least one tooth is missing. It uses two anchor teeth on either side of a space to be filled.

The amount of recovery after crown or bridge placement depends on the extent of treatment. The doctors will advise you on how much time should be taken from your daily schedule as well as any specific aftercare instructions for your prosthetics.

Many crowns and bridges are made out of porcelain, a strong and durable material that closely resembles the color of natural teeth. While these can last for many years, practicing good oral hygiene is essential in maintaining the functionality of these prosthetics, as tooth disease can cause them to become loose or possibly fall out.

 

No, you will not have to take our your crown or bridge to sleep as these restorations are permanently fixed to your teeth. They should be cleaned, flossed, and used just like your natural teeth.

No- once the crown is cemented permanently, you can enjoy all your favorite foods! As a general rule, however, anything that would fracture a tooth could crack a crown. So no chomping on ice.

During your appointment at Parkwood Dental, we’ll need you for about an hour to prepare the tooth, make a temporary cap, and take a digital scan to send to the dental laboratory. We’ll ask you to come back in about 2 weeks to cement your custom fitted crown on for good- this visit usually only takes about 15 minutes.

The cement quick-cures in only 10 minutes, but it takes a full 2 hours for it to set completely. We recommend you avoid chewing on the side with the crown for two hours after it is cemented. After that, you can eat normally.

At Parkwood Dental, we use different materials (Porcelain, Zirconia, Porcelain fused to Metal, or Gold) depending on your bite, the number of teeth missing, and your desired results. Our doctors will help you determine which is best for you.

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Contact Parkwood Dental today to schedule a consultation with our doctors and find out if you are a candidate for crown or bridge placement.