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Tired of Damaged or Missing Teeth? Crowns and Bridges Can Help | West Palm Beach, FL

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by No Comments

Porcelain crowns and bridges are cosmetic dental prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out, crowns and bridges can only be removed by a dentist. Advanced Dental Group of West Palm Beach, FL specializes in crowns and bridges and would like to offer some insight into this popular procedure.

Dental Bridge

Bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are cemented to existing teeth or implants that surround an empty space, serving as anchors for the bridge. Porcelain is the most common material choice because it can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Crowns

A crown covers a damaged tooth. They are used for various reasons such as strengthening a damaged tooth, improving the tooth’s appearance or shape and to fix alignment issues.  As with bridges, crowns can be made of porcelain.

When would I need a crown?

  • To attach a bridge
  • Replace a filling when not enough tooth remains
  • Protecting weak teeth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had a root canal

Crowns and bridges are fairly easy to take care of. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. Also, steer clear of chewing hard foods such as ice. Follow these simple rules and your crowns and bridges could last a lifetime!

Contact Advanced Dental Group for an appointment at 561-689-0872 or www.advanceddentalgrp.com.

Dental Crowns and Bridges for Fractured or Decayed Tooth

Posted on: September 13th, 2011 by No Comments

crowns-west-palm-beach-flCrowns and Bridges – West Palm Beach Florida

A crown saves the tooth and feels comfortable and natural in your mouth. When a tooth is injured by decay, fracture, or has had too many fillings, your dentist may recommend supporting the entire tooth with a crown. Attention to detail is considered whether the crown is all porcelain or an underlying metal substructure is required for strength and stability.

A bridge replaces the space where one or more teeth have been lost. The bridge is cemented to the natural teeth and feels natural and comfortable in your mouth. Your dentist will decide if the bridge is metal free with all porcelain or if a metal substructure is needed for strength.